01-13-2012 06:55 AM
I'm looking to build a slipstream ISO for Ubuntu LTS. The current LTS ISO comes with the wired NIC driver but not the wireless - can someone point me to the place to find the driver? I know I can plug in a wired connection and then do an update within Ubuntu but I'm trying to avoid that or at least have the wireless NIC work from the start.
01-13-2012 12:40 PM
which broadcom chip do you have? im pretty sure the 4313 broadcom chip has the same driver as my atheros chip in my b570 which the driver is already on linux mint, ubuntu and a few others you just need to do a little command line stuff.
to get mine working i had to type:
sudo service network-manager stop
sudo rmmod acer_wmi
sudo modprobe acer_wmi
sudo rfkill unblock all
sudo service network-manager start
sudo rmmod -f acer_wmi
that would get it working, then you type this to get it to stick past reboots:
echo "blacklist acer_wmi" >> /etc?modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
after that you will have a fully working wifi connection that will last through reboots, although wicd seems to work better than network manager so i would recomend swapping them out after you get everything working.