Unnecessary restricted driver suggested

Bug #1090031 reported by Rafael Belmonte on 2012-12-13
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
jockey (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
software-properties (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Additional Drivers tab in software-properties suggests me to install a restricted driver as if it would be the only way to have my Wifi working. But this is erroneous, my Wifi is really working very well with no restricted drivers installed.
This fault was also in jockey in previous Ubuntu releases.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: software-properties-common 0.92.9
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-19.30-generic 3.5.7
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-19-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Dec 13 18:09:31 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-06-02 (193 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-properties
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-10-22 (52 days ago)

Rafael Belmonte (eaglescreen) wrote :
Rafael Belmonte (eaglescreen) wrote :

This is the device information:

02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
 Subsystem: AzureWave Device 2047
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
 Memory at fbffc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
 Kernel modules: bcma

02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
 Subsystem: AzureWave Device 2047
 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
 Memory at fbffc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: wl
 Kernel modules: wl, bcma

Originally, the device was working very well with the brcmsmac free module. Now it is working with the wl restricted (unnecessary) module, provided by the bcmwl-kernel-source package.
Software-properties (nor Jockey) should not suggest to install the bcmwl-kernel-source package for this device.

Rafael Belmonte (eaglescreen) wrote :

At least, software-properties should consider the free driver choice and not wrongly reports that the device is not actually working with the free driver.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Hunter VanHorn (guitarhunter92) wrote :

This is the same with 12.04.3. Not only is the restricted broadcom driver needless, but gives me weaker signal than the brcmsmac driver. Also, when uninstallling the wl module from jockey, the blacklist generated by said module is not removed, so that wireless does not work AT ALL until its is deleted manually.

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