b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found -> Wireless Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02) not working on Hewlett-Packard Pavilion zd8000 (EC303UA#ABA) /3082, BIOS F.34 09/20/2005 in Ubuntu 12.10

Asked by Aaron Smith on 2013-01-03

Hello,

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on an HP Pavillion zd8000. Network manager would let me add network information, but would not connect me automatically or let me connect manually. I tried using wpa_supplicant instead of Network Manager but it didn't appear to work either (eth0 cannot scan?). I thought it might be a driver issue, however according to what I read online, wext should work for the Broadcom wireless card I have. So I'm lost as to what to do next.

 Output of "sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep rfkill; sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scan | egrep -i 'chan|ssid'; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; lsusb; nmcli nm status; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; dmesg | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt5|rt6|rt7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|wmi|witch|wl'; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; ps -aux|egrep 'wpa|icd|etwork'; netstat -rn ; cat /etc/resolv.conf; sudo lsmod"

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Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security InRelease
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release.gpg
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal Release.gpg
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Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release.gpg
Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports Release.gpg [933 B]
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Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal/main Sources
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-backports Release [49.6 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Sources
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com quantal/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse Sources
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse Sources
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Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main i386 Packages
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Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main Translation-en
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse Translation-en
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  *-network:0
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:0b:02.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 10
       serial: 00:c0:9f:fb:7b:30
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.106 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:20 ioport:5000(size=256) memory:c8209400-c82094ff
  *-network:1
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 3
       bus info: pci@0000:0b:03.0
       version: 02
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: bus_master
       configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64
       resources: irq:17 memory:c8206000-c8207fff
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.10"
0b:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
 Kernel driver in use: 8139too
--
0b:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
 Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN [103c:1355]
 Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
RUNNING STATE WIFI-HARDWARE WIFI WWAN-HARDWARE WWAN
running connected enabled enabled enabled enabled
H/W path Device Class Description
======================================================
                            system Pavilion zd8000 (EC303UA#ABA)
/0 bus 3082
/0/0 memory 109KiB BIOS
/0/4 processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
/0/4/5 memory 16KiB L1 cache
/0/4/6 memory 1MiB L2 cache
/0/4/0.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/4/0.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/a memory 512MiB System Memory
/0/a/0 memory 256MiB DIMM DDR Synchronous
/0/a/1 memory 256MiB DIMM DDR Synchronous
/0/1 processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
/0/1/0.1 processor Logical CPU
/0/1/0.2 processor Logical CPU
/0/100 bridge 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Contro
/0/100/1 bridge 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express R
/0/100/1/0 display M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600]
/0/100/1c bridge 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) P
/0/100/1d bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) U
/0/100/1d.1 bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) U
/0/100/1d.2 bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) U
/0/100/1d.3 bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) U
/0/100/1d.7 bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) U
/0/100/1e bridge 82801 PCI Bridge
/0/100/1e/0 bridge PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller
/0/100/1e/0.2 bus OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Control
/0/100/1e/0.3 storage PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Control
/0/100/1e/0.4 generic PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611
/0/100/1e/2 eth0 network RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
/0/100/1e/3 network BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wi
/0/100/1e.2 multimedia 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) A
/0/100/1e.3 communication 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) A
/0/100/1f bridge 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface
/0/100/1f.1 storage 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) I
/0/100/1f.3 bus 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) S
/0/2 scsi0 storage
/0/2/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 80GB ST9808211A
/0/2/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 74GiB EXT4 volume
/0/2/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 509MiB Extended partition
/0/2/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 509MiB Linux swap / Solaris partition
/0/2/0.1.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVD-RW GWA-4082N
/1 system
Linux n0ne-Pavilion-zd8000-EC303UA-ABA 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] DMI: Hewlett-Packard Pavilion zd8000 (EC303UA#ABA) /3082, BIOS F.34 09/20/2005
[ 0.000000] Found optimal setting for mtrr clean up
[ 0.000000] found SMP MP-table at [mem 0x000f7a70-0x000f7a7f] mapped at [c00f7a70]
[ 0.156141] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.157848] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0._OSC] (Node df420d38), AE_ALREADY_EXISTS (20120320/psparse-536)
[ 0.157865] ACPI: Marking method _OSC as Serialized because of AE_ALREADY_EXISTS error
[ 0.165297] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0._OSC] (Node df420d38), AE_ALREADY_EXISTS (20120320/psparse-536)
[ 0.165467] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB_.PCI0._OSC] (Node df420d38), AE_ALREADY_EXISTS (20120320/psparse-536)
[ 0.184398] ACPI: bus type usb registered
[ 0.188063] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.188088] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.188167] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.192348] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.219543] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 9 devices
[ 0.303101] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.452589] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID0]
[ 0.652067] usb usb1: >New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002
[ 0.652073] usb usb1: >New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 0.652078] usb usb1: >Product: EHCI Host Controller
[ 0.652083] usb usb1: >Manufacturer: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic ehci_hcd
[ 0.652088] usb usb1: >SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.7
[ 0.652301] hub 1-0:1.0: >USB hub found
[ 0.652673] usb usb2: >New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 0.652679] usb usb2: >New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 0.652684] usb usb2: >Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 0.652689] usb usb2: >Manufacturer: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic uhci_hcd
[ 0.652693] usb usb2: >SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.0
[ 0.652873] hub 2-0:1.0: >USB hub found
[ 0.653128] usb usb3: >New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 0.653134] usb usb3: >New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 0.653138] usb usb3: >Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 0.653143] usb usb3: >Manufacturer: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic uhci_hcd
[ 0.653148] usb usb3: >SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.1
[ 0.653327] hub 3-0:1.0: >USB hub found
[ 0.653583] usb usb4: >New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 0.653588] usb usb4: >New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 0.653593] usb usb4: >Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 0.653598] usb usb4: >Manufacturer: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic uhci_hcd
[ 0.653602] usb usb4: >SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.2
[ 0.653817] hub 4-0:1.0: >USB hub found
[ 0.654064] usb usb5: >New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001
[ 0.654070] usb usb5: >New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 0.654074] usb usb5: >Product: UHCI Host Controller
[ 0.654079] usb usb5: >Manufacturer: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic uhci_hcd
[ 0.654083] usb usb5: >SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.3
[ 0.654254] hub 5-0:1.0: >USB hub found
[ 0.654494] usbcore: registered new interface driver libusual
[ 0.670877] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.822432] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
[ 1.149285] sdhci-pci 0000:0b:00.4: >SDHCI controller found [104c:8034] (rev 0)
[ 1.149385] mmc0: no vmmc regulator found
[ 1.180111] mmc1: no vmmc regulator found
[ 1.212131] mmc2: no vmmc regulator found
[ 1.256037] Switching to clocksource tsc
[ 1.302350] b43-pci-bridge 0000:0b:03.0: >enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
[ 1.320058] ssb: Found chip with id 0x4318, rev 0x02 and package 0x02
[ 1.320071] ssb: Core 0 found: ChipCommon (cc 0x800, rev 0x0D, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.320079] ssb: Core 1 found: IEEE 802.11 (cc 0x812, rev 0x09, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.320087] ssb: Core 2 found: PCI (cc 0x804, rev 0x0C, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.320094] ssb: Core 3 found: PCMCIA (cc 0x80D, rev 0x07, vendor 0x4243)
[ 1.360221] ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:0b:03.0
[ 1.365480] 8139too 0000:0b:02.0: >eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0x00015000, 00:c0:9f:fb:7b:30, IRQ 20
[ 19.851553] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 19.983803] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 20.247185] lpc_ich: Resource conflict(s) found affecting iTCO_wdt
[ 20.247362] lpc_ich: Resource conflict(s) found affecting gpio_ich
[ 20.333001] yenta_cardbus 0000:0b:00.0: >CardBus bridge found [103c:3082]
[ 20.527238] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found (core revision 9)
[ 21.401381] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 180x56
[ 21.661850] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 21.661860] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 21.661865] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
[ 36.161588] 8139too 0000:0b:02.0: >eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC5E1
 Release Date: 09/20/2005
  Serial services are supported (int 14h)
 Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
 Product Name: Pavilion zd8000 (EC303UA#ABA)
 Serial Number: CNF5462QJ8
 Manufacturer: Quanta
 Product Name: 3082
 Serial Number: None
 Manufacturer: Quanta
 Serial Number: None
 Manufacturer: Intel
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: Not Specified
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: Not Specified
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer Name: Intel
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
# /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
# iwlwifi will dyamically load either iwldvm or iwlmvm depending on the
# microcode file installed on the system. When removing iwlwifi, first
# remove the iwl?vm module and then iwlwifi.
remove iwlwifi \
(/sbin/lsmod | grep -o -e ^iwlmvm -e ^iwldvm -e ^iwlwifi | xargs /sbin/rmmod) \
[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
WimaxEnabled=true
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 2628: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file ../../dbus/dbus-errors.c line 282.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
27: PCI b02.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: rBUF.IhayYsrEvnD
  Parent ID: 6NW+.OBLw5o2GvV5
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:0b:02.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:0b:02.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+"
  Vendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
  Device: pci 0x8139 "RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x3082
  Revision: 0x10
  Driver: "8139too"
  Driver Modules: "8139too"
  Device File: eth0
  I/O Ports: 0x5000-0x5fff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0xc8209400-0xc82094ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 20 (33680 events)
  HW Address: 00:c0:9f:fb:7b:30
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000010ECd00008139sv0000103Csd00003082bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: 8139too is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe 8139too"
  Driver Info #1:
    Driver Status: 8139cp is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe 8139cp"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #16 (PCI bridge)

28: PCI b03.0: 0280 Network controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: X42t.+HoqxypXtRE
  Parent ID: 6NW+.OBLw5o2GvV5
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:0b:03.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:0b:03.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Hewlett-Packard Company Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x4318 "BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x1355 "Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN"
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "b43-pci-bridge"
  Driver Modules: "ssb"
  Memory Range: 0xc8206000-0xc8207fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (no events)
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004318sv0000103Csd00001355bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ssb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #16 (PCI bridge)
warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'?
See http://gitorious.org/procps/procps/blobs/master/Documentation/FAQ
root 650 0.0 0.7 34344 4020 ? Ssl 13:48 0:00 NetworkManager
root 1740 0.0 0.1 5492 644 ? S 13:49 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -4 -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf /var/run/sendsigs.omit.d/network-manager.dhclient-eth0.pid -lf /var/lib/dhcp/dhclient-f116875c-43fe-44ac-a588-cb78fcc331a4-eth0.lease -cf /var/run/nm-dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
nobody 1745 0.0 0.1 5468 992 ? S 13:49 0:00 /usr/sbin/dnsmasq --no-resolv --keep-in-foreground --no-hosts --bind-interfaces --pid-file=/var/run/sendsigs.omit.d/network-manager.dnsmasq.pid --listen-address=127.0.1.1 --conf-file=/var/run/nm-dns-dnsmasq.conf --cache-size=0 --proxy-dnssec --enable-dbus=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq --conf-dir=/etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.d
n0ne 2642 0.0 0.1 4392 796 pts/0 S+ 14:05 0:00 egrep --color=auto wpa|icd|etwork
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
nameserver 127.0.1.1
search hsd1.co.comcast.net
Module Size Used by
joydev 17161 0
hp_wmi 13616 0
sparse_keymap 13658 1 hp_wmi
snd_intel8x0 33106 2
snd_ac97_codec 105616 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 12670 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm 80163 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq_midi 13132 0
snd_rawmidi 25382 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14475 1 snd_seq_midi
pcmcia 39509 0
parport_pc 31968 0
rfcomm 37276 0
bnep 17707 2
snd_seq 51255 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
ppdev 12817 0
bluetooth 183228 10 rfcomm,bnep
b43 347284 0
microcode 18209 0
snd_timer 24411 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14137 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
mac80211 461161 1 b43
tifm_7xx1 12898 0
snd 61991 11 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
tifm_core 15068 1 tifm_7xx1
yenta_socket 27095 0
pcmcia_rsrc 18191 1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core 21505 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,pcmcia_rsrc
cfg80211 175375 2 b43,mac80211
psmouse 84843 0
serio_raw 13031 0
bcma 34483 1 b43
lpc_ich 16925 0
radeon 820703 3
soundcore 14599 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 14036 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
wmi 18590 1 hp_wmi
ttm 75534 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 45271 1 radeon
drm 230463 5 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
video 18847 0
i2c_algo_bit 13197 1 radeon
mac_hid 13037 0
lp 13299 0
parport 40753 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
8139too 23071 0
8139cp 26619 0
ssb 50087 1 b43
firewire_ohci 35521 0
firewire_core 57492 1 firewire_ohci
crc_itu_t 12627 1 firewire_core
sdhci_pci 18155 0
sdhci 27830 1 sdhci_pci"

Question information

Language:
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Status:
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For:
Ubuntu gnome-nettool Edit question
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Solved by:
Mark Rijckenberg
Solved:
2013-01-04
Last query:
2013-01-04
Last reply:
2013-01-04
Ubfan (ubfan1) said : #1

Try adding the firmware in package linux-firmware-nonfree (on a wired connection). Then the b43 driver should work for you, since it's not blacklisted.

Hi,

Your Terminal output shows the following issue:

 20.527238] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found (core revision 9)
[ 21.401381] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 180x56
[ 21.661850] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
[ 21.661860] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found

Please proceed with the following Terminal commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43-installer exist in the Ubuntu repositories, but you will need a working wired Internet connection in Ubuntu in order to locate it and install it.

The only way to do that - in your case - is to connect the pc to the wireless router using a LAN cable, instead of using wireless.

Then REBOOT and retest wireless.

I also suggest reading this:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ExternalGuides

Regards,

Mark

Source: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/185965

Aaron Smith (ajs1247) said : #3

Thank you so much!

Aaron Smith (ajs1247) said : #4

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.