I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on one of my laptops. Since I found it working a lot faster and efficiently than windows, I decided to install it on my older, x32 hp Pavilion dv6000. I installed 14.10 onto it, but during the installation I realized that it wouldn't let me connect to any wifi (I am using ethernet instead). I had a look at many tutorials that claimed to solve the problem (for example: Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers ) and this is what the terminal threw back at me.
lspci -nn -d 14e4:
02:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
$ sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
I get this error whenever I try a command that has anything to do with my wireless driver.
So I tried to run sudo dpkg --configure -a
$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (220.127.116.11+bdcom-0ubuntu1) ... Removing old bcmwl-18.104.22.168+bdcom DKMS files...
-------- Uninstall Beginning -------- Module: bcmwl Version: 22.214.171.124+bdcom
Kernel: 3.16.0-25-generic (i686)
Status: Before uninstall, this module version was ACTIVE on this kernel.
wl.ko: - Uninstallation - Deleting from: /lib/modules/3.16.0-25-generic/updates/dkms/ - Original module - No original module was found for this module on this kernel. - Use the dkms install command to reinstall any previous module version.
DKMS: uninstall completed.
Deleting module version: 126.96.36.199+bdcom
completely from the DKMS tree.
Done. Loading new bcmwl-188.8.131.52+bdcom DKMS files... Building only for 3.16.0-25-generic Building for architecture i686 Building initial module for 3.16.0-25-generic Done.
wl: Running module version sanity check. - Original module - No original module exists within this kernel - Installation - Installing to /lib/modules/3.16.0-25-generic/updates/dkms/
DKMS: install completed.
Then it just stays on "DKMS: install completed." although the process does not end. When I tried to end the process (^C) I got this: dpkg: error processing package bcmwl-kernel-source (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script was interrupted There was an error while processing: bcmwl-kernel-source
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks