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You have an x86_64 kernel as identified by the output from “uname -r”, but you have downloaded the 32bit files. Fwcutter is a tool which can extract firmware from various source files. I have had very little trouble with WIFI drivers on Linux. Just PC Linux that could not find my Qualcomm driver and Debian which I had to put on a wire to install a Broadcom the driver as it is proprietary and you must therefore install it yourself. Sorry to see a company as popular as Realtek not supporting or supported in Linux.

  • I can now freely jump between distributions and Live-demo system images (“Live CDs”) without having to dig out a USB-Ethernet adapter and manually retrieving drivers and firmware for my Wi-Fi.
  • More bars indicate a stronger connection to the network.
  • This license is commonly used for video games and it allows users to download and play the game for free.
  • This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.

Engage with our Red Hat Product Security team, access security updates, and ensure your environments are not exposed to any known security vulnerabilities. Thank you for writing the only solution that works for the Broadcom driver issue. It’s surprising how many “solutions” you find for Go to Site getting your Broadcom b4311 to work with Mint when you Google it, however this is the only one that actually works. All the other ones simply give you typing practice and excercise your patience. Wouldn’t it be grand if Mint would finally fix this issue?

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I think it’s important to remind people that this interface has essentially come together in 6 months. Back when Shuttleworth said this would be the new GUI for both netbooks an regular desktops, it was so buggy that people doubted it could be done. Let me say that Canonical and the Community have done their jobs and this is a GREAT foundation upon which to build a great new interface.

Installing the correct Broadcom driver updates can increase PC performance, stability, and unlock new Bluetooth features. The risk of installing the incorrect Bluetooth device drivers include slower overall performance, feature incompatibilities, and PC instability. Sometimes the basic equipment installed on your computer is outdated, just as with the Broadcom drivers in particular. Select a date and time from the list and then click Next. You should know that all programs and drivers installed after the selected date and time may not work properly and may need to be re-installed. Important NoteBefore trying to identify or install the Intel® Bluetooth drivers, check with your Original Equiment Manufacturer to ensure your system has Intel Wireless Bluetooth® hardware installed.

An excellent Open Source DTP program that outputs professional quality PDF files suitable for publications. One of the main requirement for DTP is the availability of quality fonts. As you can see from the screenshot, the wide-screen aspect ratio of this laptop makes it extremely convenient when working on two facing pages. Since my SuSe days, I’ve been using KDE as the Desktop Manager. When I tried Gnome many years ago, I remembered it as a non-attractive alternative for KDE. So when I found out that Ubuntu is using the latest version of Gnome as the DM of choice, the tinkerer in me just can’t stand the temptation to revisit Gnome.


Given that similar phys can be present on both SSB and BCMA hardware, that simplifies the programming – b43 simply binds to the phy, no matter what the chip’s bus architecture. There are still lots of Broadcom chips which don’t have open source drivers, and they are not unusual in this. The kernel may have considerable sway in the market for PC chips, but this is not the case in the embedded market. Also, if the kernel development model becomes too painful, chip vendors can regain control by moving code into the device firmware. Forgive this for being somewhat blunt, but how did this go on for eleven months without anyone pointing out that the Broadcom developers were aiming for a twin drivers download of b43?

On the next screen, you’ll see a list of restoration points. Choose the option that corresponds to the period when the BCM20702A0 driver error first occurred. Check to see whether the BCM20702A0 driver error has been resolved or if you’re still getting the same error message. If it hasn’t been fixed yet, try the following method. Turning on ‘Airplane mode on your computer is one of the simplest workarounds for the issue. Bluetooth devices will not be able to interface with the OS once it is turned on.

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