Jockey fails to load Broadcom B43 driver in UNR live session

Bug #463153 reported by Jamie Bennett on 2009-10-29
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
jockey (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hardware: Dell Mini 10v
Image date: 28/10/09

Selecting the B43 driver in a UNR live session results in Jockey trying to enable it but failing. I had an app crash the first time, the second Jockey looked like it finished but it didn't actually enable the driver. The third and all subsequent times Jockey reports that the driver is enabled but again its not and no wireless access points can be found.

The STA does work.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Oct 29 08:22:26 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-Netbook-Remix 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron 1011
Package: jockey-gtk 0.5.5-0ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true persistent file=/cdrom/preseed/netbook-remix.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: jockey
Tags: ubuntu-unr
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686
 (gnome-settings-daemon:4131): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:4131): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (nautilus:4207): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:4223): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (gnome-panel:4206): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_x11_colormap_foreign_new: assertion `GDK_IS_VISUAL (visual)' failed 07/29/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A06 CN0Y53
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A06
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A06
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA06:bd07/29/2009:svnDellInc.:pnInspiron1011:pvrA06:rvnDellInc.:rnCN0Y53:rvrA06:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA06: Inspiron 1011
dmi.product.version: A06
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

Jamie Bennett (jamiebennett) wrote :
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2009-10-29
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
status: Invalid → Confirmed

Thanks for taking the time to report his bug. Your bcm4322 is not properly supported by the b43 driver in your case the STA driver is required. If you are unable activate the STA drivers under the desktop menu System / administration / Hardware Drivers try following these instructions

Im setting the bug to confirmed because jockey does not handle these proprietary drivers/firmware appropriately.

Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) wrote :

I've opened a new bug report about this same issue in Maverick - Bug #655111 - where attempting to install b43 fails. IMO B43 should not be proposed alongside STA, only STA should for this particular chipset.

dino99 (9d9) wrote : eol reached since a while

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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