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I just installed 11.10 on my inspiron 1545 laptop. When I was running it off my flash drive the driver "Broadcom STA Wireless Driver" installed fine and I could use my wifi. After I installed it onto the computer the driver could not install it just says

Sorry, installation of this driver failed.
Please have a look at the log file for details: /var/log/jockey.log

I tried looking for a fix but nothing i could find worked with the new ubuntu.
The log says:

2011-10-22 22:42:18,605 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
2011-10-22 22:42:18,636 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted
2011-10-22 22:42:18,691 DEBUG: BroadcomWLHandler enabled(): kmod disabled, bcm43xx: blacklisted, b43: blacklisted, b43legacy: blacklisted

Thanks in advance.

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Some user's are having problem after and upgrade to ubuntu 11.10 so try this

apt-get install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source 

if this doesn't work try this :

  • Enter Software Center;
  • wrote "bcm", and found all the broadcomm related things and checked to erase them;
  • restart;
  • went again to "hardware instalation" and checked the broadcom to install.
  • restart;
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I think you can look at this bug report on Launchpad, in which there are various solutions to this problem.

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