Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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by Snifflez on Sat 17th Mar 2007 01:45 UTC
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"Please note that Ubuntu mistakenly loads the BCM43xx driver for my Broadcomm/Dell 1390 WiFi card and that resulted in a lot of errors in the terminal by the system. I had to blacklist the BCM43xx driver before I could successfully install ndiswrapper and finally get WiFi support."

That's a bit strange. bcm43xx driver in 2.6.20 kernel should be the default driver for what is known as Dell 1390 WiFi cards, so it's surprising to me that it didn't work. It's possible, of course, that the firmware either wasn't included in this beta, or what got included had a wrong version number.

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RE: bcm43xx
by Eugenia on Sat 17th Mar 2007 01:47 in reply to "bcm43xx"
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Yes, the problem was the firmware. I was getting this, just like many other users from what I learned:

hostname kernel: bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load failed.

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