Specially when you don’t have a wired network available on your laptop. When running from the Karmic live CD, jockey correctly activates the driver. I too tried all the fixes listed above, but still couldn’t activate the STA driver even though it seemed installed. Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: Insert Ubuntu Karmic x64 live cd. Steve Beattie sbeattie on
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I can’t use the wireless which makes it almost impossible to work. Marite marite-sproge wrote on Unable to activate Broadcom STA Wireless Driver I did find this interesting thread that says that this device is usable with the “wl” driver which is what the ,12,21,22 use.
This is a shiny new macbook pro with an nvidia card, running 9. Major Lockup mlockup-rapture wrote on I’ve got a message: Mon Oct 5 Network is down I don’t know what to do next. Tried everything recommended, no joy in mudville!
Install from USB key, manual partition Installation complete, successfully. At this point I am utterly frustrated and out of ideas. I just did an apt-get install patch and it worked.
I know the little button on the panel is in the right position, since I booted xp and it was working OK.
Bug # “Unable to activate Broadcom b43 after STA driver” : Bugs : jockey package : Ubuntu
Wicd might be worth a try; I prefer it to gnome-network-manager myself. This problem all so exists on the Macbook Pro 5,5. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.
If you have a different problem, please report a new bug! Didn’t work for me. Done Building dependency tree Reading state information Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header wireleess so that they are automatically updated on a kernel upgrade.
Jim Rorie jfrorie wrote on Just another data point: Answer below is updated every time new information is added and confirmed working.
I had to manually install from the USB Key: I will only manually award the bounty to a question that provides a step-by-step solution to make the BCM work if that works for similar chipsets too, that’s fine and should be noted. It’s still not activated. I found a couple of threads that might help: As a convenience, Ubuntu offers two versions of this driver: Where do I go from here?
The open source bcma driver works fine. Only after a reboot everything works OK.
If wireless was working fine before the upgrade, use the Maverick version of the driver. Note that STA is highly recommended Original obsolete bug description: Home Questions Tags Hod Unanswered. Get Broadcom Wireless working on your lappy.
The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release.