broadcom-sta-dkms broadcom-sta kernel module failed to build 12-14-15

Bug #1526139 reported by KaFish2002 on 2015-12-15
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
broadcom-sta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm trying to get drivers that work for my wireless g desktop network card. There are three broadcom drivers that appear at the top of the search. I'm using synaptic package manager. It uninstalled the first two to replace them with this one. Somewhere around 90% of the install I got this error message. I still haven't found drivers that works. It was working before the reinstall. I just don't remember the name of the driver.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: broadcom-sta-dkms
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-39.44~14.04.1-generic 3.19.8-ckt9
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-39-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
Architecture: i386
DKMSKernelVersion: 3.19.0-39-generic
Date: Mon Dec 14 16:52:33 2015
DuplicateSignature: dkms:broadcom-sta-dkms: error: macro "alloc_netdev" requires 4 arguments, but only 3 given
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-11-30 (14 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta i386 (20150805)
PackageArchitecture: all
 dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.5
 apt 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
SourcePackage: broadcom-sta
Title: broadcom-sta-dkms broadcom-sta kernel module failed to build
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

KaFish2002 (kwad-bass) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 1358966, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in broadcom-sta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Seb Bonnard (sebma) wrote :

Hi, Is this really a duplicate of bug #1358966 ?

This bug concerns the broadcom-sta-dkms package and the bug #1358966 concerns the bcmwl-kernel-source package which does not contain the same release of wl source code of the Broadcom proprietary driver :

$ apt-cache show broadcom-sta-dkms bcmwl-kernel-source | egrep "Version:|Package:"
Package: broadcom-sta-dkms
Package: bcmwl-kernel-source
Package: bcmwl-kernel-source

So the reasons for both not be build might be different, can you double check ?

KaFish2002 (kwad-bass) wrote :

I'm not the best with command prompts. I would need step by step directions to double check the issue.

Reinhard Katzmann (suamor) wrote :

Why am I redirected to this duplicate bug everytime I install an update of a new 4.2.0 kernel ? If it is a duplicate Ubuntu error detection should redirect to the other bug instead.

Reinhard Katzmann (suamor) wrote :

The redirection to the wrong issue (and the issue itself of course) is still present with 4.2.0-41.

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