Comment 27 for bug 994255

Hello,
corrected bcmwl does work on my machine (AO751h, 3.5.0-21-generic)
I only struggled a bit to take it into use (but mostly because of my
lack of linux admin competence).
Wireless card kept on loading b43 driver even after I had blacklisted it
in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, until I found out that to prevent
loading of drivers already included in the kernel you need to exclude
them at boot. I did that by adding "b43.blacklist=yes ssb.blacklist=yes"
in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT line of /etc/default/grub.
I had no problem at all in connecting to the same wireless lan I was
using with b43 driver. Even better, bcmwl seems to provide more stable
connections. With b43 driver I was experiencing random disconnections
after a few hours, that seems not to happen any more with bcmwl.
I'm also going to label the correction as valid in launchpad, of course.
Thanks for this correction!
  - Carlo

On 17/01/2013 20:50, Adam Conrad wrote:
> Hello userdce, or anyone else affected,
>
> Accepted bcmwl into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be
> available at http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/6.20.155.1+bdcom-
> 0ubuntu0.0.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.
>
> Please help us by testing this new package. See
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to
> enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update
> out to other Ubuntu users.
>
> If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug,
> mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag
> from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the
> bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to
> verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help
> us make a better decision.
>
> Further information regarding the verification process can be found at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in
> advance!
>
> ** Changed in: bcmwl (Ubuntu Precise)
> Status: In Progress => Fix Committed
>
> ** Tags added: verification-needed
>