E: Handler silently failed

Asked by Sam Woudstra on 2012-11-10

Hi, I am currently running Ubuntu Desktop 12.10 off an external hdd on an older Dell Netbook. I currently don't have an ethernet connection so I have no access to the internet to install the driver I need for my Broadcom BCM4312. I have been trying to install ndiswrapper-1.58rc1 but anything I try to perform in the Terminal always gives me some sort of error... If i'm in Terminal and I use the apt-get install command for ndiswrapper it tells me
Command: sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-1.58rc1

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package

the other command I'm having an issue with is
Command: myuser@ubuntu:~$ sudo tar zxvf ndiswrapper-1.58rc1.tar.gz && sudo apt-get download

ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/ChangeLog
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/loadndisdriver.8
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/ndiswrapper.8
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/Makefile
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/hal.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/lin2win.S
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/proc.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/winnt_types.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/ntoskernel.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/mkexport.sh
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/rtl.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/wrapndis.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/usb.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/usb.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/workqueue.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/wrapmem.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/pnp.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/loader.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/ndis.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/pe_linker.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/ntoskernel.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/divdi3.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/loader.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/win2lin_stubs.S
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/pnp.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/wrapmem.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/pe_linker.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/iw_ndis.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/Makefile
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/iw_ndis.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/ndiswrapper.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/wrapndis.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/wrapper.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/crt.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/ntoskernel_io.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/wrapper.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/ndis.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/longlong.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/mkstubs.sh
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/driver/lin2win.h
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/README
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/AUTHORS
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/INSTALL
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/ndiswrapper.spec
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/utils/
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/utils/loadndisdriver.c
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/utils/Makefile
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/utils/ndiswrapper-buginfo
ndiswrapper-1.58rc1/utils/ndiswrapper
E: Handler silently failed

If anyone could please help I would greatly appreciate it. At the moment I'm assuming I need to just hardwire it to the internet, but if there is something I can do I would love to know.
Thank you.

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2012-11-10

why are you using ndiswrapper when there is a native driver?? Makes no sense
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

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