I have been following some instructions on how to get the wireless card working on my early 2011 MBP running Ubuntu 11.10. These can be found here.
I get to the following steps:
Extract the firmware:
$ tar xf ../broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
$ export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
$ sudo ./b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
$ cd ..
and the following error is produced in terminal:
sudo ./b43-fwcutter -w ¨$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR¨ broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
This file is recognised as:
filename : wl_apsta.o
version : 666.2
MD5 : *****************
failed to create output directory: No such file or directory
What am I missing? Any help would be appreciated as I would like to be able to make my laptop a portable machine running Ubuntu. Currently, it is a desktop laptop machine...