I have a 2008 white 13.3 inch macbook that now solely runs ubuntu. However, I cannot get wifi or cable to work on it. Regarding the cable, it atleast tries to connect but eventually disconnects from the wired network.
Here is the output for lspci (pastebin)
I tried installing
firmware-b43 but get errors. (I loaded them from a thumb drive and tried
sudo dpkg -i). I cannot understand these instructions from the documentation, as I cannot locate the pool directory.
b43-fwcutter is located on the Ubuntu install media under ../pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/ and patch is located under ../pool/main/p/patch/ or both in the official repositories online.
Note: In some versions (10.04 and 11.04 at least) there is not a /pool/main/p/patch/ If this file is missing then you don't need it. In this case you only need to install /pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter by following the instructions below.
> uname -m Linux monadist-MacBook 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux > rfkill list all 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no > sudo lshw -class network PCI (sysfs) *-network description: Network controller product: BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 version: 03 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0 resources: irq:16 memory:d0500000-d0503fff memory:d0000000-d00fffff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: 88E8058 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 13 serial: 00:1b:63:aa:82:c8 size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.28 duplex=full firmware=N/A latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s resources: irq:43 memory:d0400000-d0403fff ioport:2000(size=256) memory:d0800000-d081ffff *-network DISABLED description: Wireless interface physical id: 2 logical name: wlan0 serial: 00:1d:4f:fa:a7:52 capabilities: ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43 driverversion=3.0.0-12-generic firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
I have the appropriate b43-fwcutter and firmware-b43 deb files loaded in my home directory. However, when I try:
$ sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter_011-5_amd64.deb
I get the error
(Reading database ... 124194 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace b43-fwcutter 1:011-5 (using b43-fwcutter_011-5_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking replacement b43-fwcutter ... Setting up b43-fwcutter (1:011-5) ... --2012-03-27 09:49:07-- http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-22.214.171.124.o Resolving downloads.openwrt.org... failed: Name or service not known. wget: unable to resolve host address `downloads.openwrt.org' dpkg: error processing b43-fwcutter (--install): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 4 Processing triggers for man-db ... Errors were encountered while processing: b43-fwcutter
While installing firmware:
[~]$ sudo dpkg -i firmware-b43-installer_126.96.36.199-4_all.deb [sudo] password for username: (Reading database ... 124194 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace firmware-b43-installer 188.8.131.52-4 (using firmware-b43-installer_184.108.40.206-4_all.deb) ... Deleting old extracted firmware... Unpacking replacement firmware-b43-installer ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of firmware-b43-installer: firmware-b43-installer depends on b43-fwcutter (>= 1:012); however: Version of b43-fwcutter on system is 1:011-5. dpkg: error processing firmware-b43-installer (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: firmware-b43-installer