Error while installing wireless driver in my laptop

Asked by Sukhendu Ghosal on 2011-09-23

I using ubutnu 10.10 32bit in my laptop(Dell Inspiron 1440). Everything in fully updated. But the wireless driver was not installed so a pop-up is showing in the upper panel that wireless firmware missing. Clicking on that takes me to additional drivers point. Showing two drivers available for my system.

Broadcom B43 wireless driver(This package installs the firmware needed for usage of the b43 kerneldriver.
Supported chipsets:- BCM4306/3- BCM4311- BCM4312- BCM4318)

and

Broadcom STA wireless driver(These package contains Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driverfor use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, andBCM4322-based hardware.)

at first I have tried to download the 1st one ,it downloaded but after that an error message that there is an error installing archives. Then I have tried the second one and the same result.
But then the Additional driver is showing that the second one is installed and currently in use.

Now my problem is that after this when I am going to install any software from software centre ,after downloading that software an error message is showing as bellow

installArchives() failed: perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
 LANGUAGE = (unset),
 LC_ALL = (unset),
 LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
 LANGUAGE = (unset),
 LC_ALL = (unset),
 LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
Selecting previously deselected package dates.
(Reading database ...
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(Reading database ... 100%
(Reading database ... 147463 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking dates (from .../dates_0.4.8-1ubuntu2_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for python-gmenu ...
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/desktop.en_IN.ISO8859-1.cache...
WARNING: System locale is invalid
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
 LANGUAGE = (unset),
 LC_ALL = (unset),
 LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
locale: Cannot set LC_CTYPE to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_MESSAGES to default locale: No such file or directory
locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
perl: warning: Setting locale failed.
perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings:
 LANGUAGE = (unset),
 LC_ALL = (unset),
 LANG = "en_IN.ISO8859-1"
    are supported and installed on your system.
perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C").
/usr/bin/mandb: can't set the locale; make sure $LC_* and $LANG are correct
Processing triggers for python-support ...
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
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
Setting up dates (0.4.8-1ubuntu2) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 firmware-b43-installer
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

But the software still installed. How to solve? Is the firmware failed to install creating problems ? How to install that firmware from terminal ?
thanks

Question information

ahambidge (ahambidge) said : #1

Hello,

Check the Broadcom drivers in the Synaptic Package Manager.

Regards,

Allan :)

Try:

sudo cp -arf /var/lib/dpkg /var/lib/dpkg.backup
sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status
sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/available-old /var/lib/dpkg/available
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dpkg/updates/*
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists
sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists
sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo dpkg --clear-avail
sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Sir,
@ahambidge (ahambidge) I have Checked the Broadcom drivers in the Synaptic Package Manager and tried to install them but the firmware is creating the same problem and the same error code.

@actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666)

I have run as you suggested but the problem is not solved. the output os the terminal is

sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo cp -arf /var/lib/dpkg /var/lib/dpkg.backup
[sudo] password for sukhendu:
sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/status-old /var/lib/dpkg/status
sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo cp /var/lib/dpkg/available-old /var/lib/dpkg/available
sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/dpkg/updates/*
sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists
sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists
sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo apt-get clean
sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo apt-get update
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick Release.gpg [198B]
Get:2 http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick Release.gpg [72B]
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en_IN
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security Release.gpg [198B]
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe Translation-en
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe Translation-en_IN
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en_IN
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates Release.gpg [198B]
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe Translation-en_IN
Get:5 http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick Release [9,762B]
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security Release [31.4kB]
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/multiverse Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/restricted Translation-en_IN
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe Translation-en_IN
Get:7 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick Release [39.8kB]
Get:8 http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources [1,073B]
Get:9 http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick/main i386 Packages [1,216B]
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Release.gpg
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository/ karmic/ Translation-en
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository/ karmic/ Translation-en_IN
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Release
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Sources
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Packages
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Sources
Ign http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Packages
Err http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Sources
  404 Not Found
Get:10 http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main Sources [49.0kB]
Get:11 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates Release [31.4kB]
Get:12 http://www.geekconnection.org karmic/ Packages [956B]
Get:13 http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted Sources [14B]
Get:14 http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe Sources [21.2kB]
Get:15 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources [829kB]
Get:16 http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse Sources [1,757B]
Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main i386 Packages [162kB]
Get:18 http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted i386 Packages [14B]
Get:19 http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe i386 Packages [79.8kB]
Get:20 http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse i386 Packages [3,759B]
Get:21 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/restricted Sources [4,370B]
Get:22 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/universe Sources [4,179kB]
Get:23 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/multiverse Sources [151kB]
Get:24 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/main i386 Packages [1,492kB]
Get:25 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/restricted i386 Packages [5,992B]
Get:26 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/universe i386 Packages [5,791kB]
Get:27 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/multiverse i386 Packages [183kB]
Get:28 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/main Sources [139kB]
Get:29 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/restricted Sources [778B]
Get:30 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/universe Sources [48.9kB]
Get:31 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/multiverse Sources [2,512B]
Get:32 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/main i386 Packages [383kB]
Get:33 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/restricted i386 Packages [1,797B]
Get:34 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/universe i386 Packages [159kB]
Get:35 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [5,185B]
Fetched 13.8MB in 15min 8s (15.2kB/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository/karmic/Sources.gz 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo dpkg --clear-avail
[sudo] password for sukhendu:
sukhendu@mon:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
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]? y
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)
sukhendu@mon:~$

any suggestion ?
thanks

You should remove this ppa:

W: Failed to fetch http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository/karmic/Sources.gz 404 Not Found

It is causing warnings

I believe your wireless chipset is experiencing this bug:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/maverick/+source/jockey/+bug/655111

As a workaround you can run the following Terminal command:

sudo apt-get remove --purge firmware-b43-installer

and then use the STA (bcmwl-kernel-source) driver instead.

Then reboot and retest wireless using the STA driver.

@ actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666)

Sir ,
    I am very much habituated with the remastersys. I dont know is there any such updated software like Remastersys. If I remove the ppa you suggested ,is that create any problem to my remastersys ? If not please give the command or instruction ,how to remove that particular ppa.
thanks

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #7

The correct version of the firmware you need is the low power package firmware-b43-lpphy-installer.
You can manually install it yourself with the command:
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
Probably would be necessary to remove completely (via synaptic package manager) or apt-get purge the other wrong
firmware-b43-installer.
If the Additional Drivers/Broadcom B43 driver choice actually used the wrong firmware for your chip (i.e. you didn't manually do it yourself at some point), then you could file a bug.
Also check for any leftover "blacklist b43" lines in all files in /etc/modprobe.d. Deactivating the additional driver puts one in, as well as installing any STA drivers.
The b43 driver should work fine in 11.04 for you with the correct firmware.

Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #8

Several bugs have already been filed on the "additional drivers" not installing the lpphy version of the firmware, so you could add yourself to the bug (click on the little yellow circle next to the question "Does this affect you?" for bug #706487 and/or bug #859569

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