No wireless on MacBook Pro 8.2

Bug #784655 reported by Jonathan Davies on 2011-05-18
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Wireless chipset which comes with a Macbook Pro 8.2 is not supported by Ubuntu in any way. Though a Broadcom chipset is detected according to lshw.

Tried to install drivers from:


...but no luck.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: linux-image-2.6.38-8-generic-pae 2.6.38-8.42
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl fglrx
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
Architecture: i386
 /dev/snd/controlC0: ubuntu 1423 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 Card hw:0 'PCH'/'HDA Intel PCH at 0xb0900000 irq 46'
   Mixer name : 'Cirrus Logic CS4206'
   Components : 'HDA:10134206,106b1d00,00100302'
   Controls : 22
   Simple ctrls : 13
 Card hw:1 'Generic'/'HD-Audio Generic at 0xb0840000 irq 47'
   Mixer name : 'ATI R6xx HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:1002aa01,00aa0100,00100200'
   Controls : 4
   Simple ctrls : 1
 Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
   Playback channels: Mono
   Mono: Playback [on]
Date: Wed May 18 16:09:59 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
 lo no wireless extensions.

 eth0 no wireless extensions.
MachineType: Apple Inc. MacBookPro8,2
 PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-8-generic-pae root=UUID=9497398b-1df1-4c4b-b0a8-4c34b214630d ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.38-8-generic-pae N/A
 linux-backports-modules-2.6.38-8-generic-pae N/A
 linux-firmware 1.52

SourcePackage: linux
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-05-18 (0 days ago) 02/07/11
dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.bios.version: MBP81.88Z.0047.B04.1102071707
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag# Mac-94245A3940C91C80
dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.board.version: MacBookPro8,2
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Mac-94245A3940C91C80
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMBP81.88Z.0047.B04.1102071707:bd02/07/11:svnAppleInc.:pnMacBookPro8,2:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-94245A3940C91C80:rvrMacBookPro8,2:cvnAppleInc.:ct10:cvrMac-94245A3940C91C80: MacBookPro8,2
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.

Jonathan Davies (jpds) wrote :
Jonathan Davies (jpds) wrote :

What appears to be the wireless chipset in lshw.

dcajacob (dan-cajacob) wrote :

Same problem

lspci -nn returns:

broadcom nextream bcm57765 gigabit ethernet pcie

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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