Karmic Restricted Driver Bug
Nominated for Karmic by Brian Alexander
Nominated for Lucid by Brian Alexander
When trying to activate a proprietary driver for Broadcom BCM4312 wifi adapter on Ubuntu Karmic (tested Alpha 3, Alpha 5 and Beta), it fails. It tries to open a windows which supposedly downloads and installs the drivers, but it just vanishes immediately. See screencast.
Important detail: this didn't happen when running from the LiveCD, only when it is installed. When running from the LiveCD, it successfully install the proprietary Broadcom STA driver.
Running lsmod doesn't show 'wl' module (it is shown when running from the LiveCD).
May be related to:
* 410963 (this seemed to be NetworkManager-
* 396203 (though in my case, no error message appeared -- I don't even know if it is Jockey crashing or what else).
DELL Inspiron 1545 Notebook.
 Screencast showing the problem: http://
Date: Mon Oct 12 02:13:01 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron 1545
Package: jockey-gtk 0.5.4-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-11-generic x86_64
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.product.name: Inspiron 1545
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.
|Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Confirmed → Invalid|