Comment 0 for bug 655111

After a fresh Maverick RC install, Jockeygtk (System > Administration > Additional Drivers) proposes to install either b43 or STA drivers for the BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01) wireless adapter in a Dell Inspiron 910 (Mini 9), BIOS is A00.

The attached error message appears, repeated attempts to enable the driver then fail.

Attempting to install from commnand line shows the actual problem:

magicfab@910:~$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
[sudo] password for magicfab:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
firmware-b43-installer is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Setting up firmware-b43-installer (4.150.10.5-4) ...
Not supported low-power chip with PCI id 14e4:4315!
Aborting.
dpkg: error processing firmware-b43-installer (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 firmware-b43-installer
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

As a workaround you can:
sudo apt-get remove --purge firmware-b43-installer

and then use the STA driver instead.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: jockey-gtk 0.5.10-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic 2.6.35.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
.var.log.jockey.log:

Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Oct 5 08:29:51 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate i386 (20100928)
MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron 910
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=4b58b2d3-3c3e-4f37-9175-c27ce81120af ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: jockey
dmi.bios.date: 08/05/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A00
dmi.board.name: CN0F29
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A00
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A00
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA00:bd08/05/2008:svnDellInc.:pnInspiron910:pvrA00:rvnDellInc.:rnCN0F29:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA00:
dmi.product.name: Inspiron 910
dmi.product.version: A00
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.