upgraded 2012 MBA to 2015 MBPr (I loved Mint 17.1 Rebecca on the MBA but graphics/kernel issues means I need to wait till 17.2 to use Mint again - First World Problems)
I've managed to install Ubuntu on an SDcard - boots, works, happy happy. Great tutorial on this http://teslabs.com/articles/ubuntu-15-04-mbp-11-2/#comment-2020153043
I cannot get the wifi to work.
Used Terminal to determine the chipset:
$ lspci -nn | grep 0280 03:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC [14e4:43ba] (rev 01)
I tried enabling the driver in Software & Updates > Additional Drivers. Ubuntu freezes so that's a no go.
I used terminal to install the following blobs/drivers (not sure what you call them) offline:
$sudo dpkg -i **bcmwl-kernel-source_126.96.36.199+bdcom-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb** **dkms_188.8.131.52-2ubuntu3_all.deb**
This caused the system to freeze at "DKMS: install complete"
I rebooted and tried reinstalling using Ubuntu Software Installer which caused it to hang.
I'm a noob at linux so please bare with me.
I've not messed with anything else, can someone please explain what I am doing wrong?
Okay, here's part 2:
I tried installing: bcmwl-kernel-source_184.108.40.206+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb
This is the error message:
Selecting previously unselected package bcmwl-kernel-source. (Reading database ... 170952 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack bcmwl-kernel-source_220.127.116.11+bdcom-0ubuntu3_amd64.deb ... Unpacking bcmwl-kernel-source (18.104.22.168+bdcom-0ubuntu3) ... Selecting previously unselected package dkms. Preparing to unpack dkms_22.214.171.124-2ubuntu3_all.deb ... Unpacking dkms (126.96.36.199-2ubuntu3) ... Setting up dkms (188.8.131.52-2ubuntu3) ... Setting up bcmwl-kernel-source (184.108.40.206+bdcom-0ubuntu3) ... Loading new bcmwl-220.127.116.11+bdcom DKMS files... First Installation: checking all kernels... Building only for 3.19.0-15-generic Building for architecture x86_64 Building initial module for 3.19.0-15-generic ERROR (dkms apport): kernel package linux-headers-3.19.0-15-generic is not supported Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.19.0-15-generic (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/bcmwl/18.104.22.168+bdcom/build/make.log for more information. modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found. update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) Processing triggers for man-db (22.214.171.124-5) ... Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu15) ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.19.0-15-generic
I then tried:
$ sudo modprob wl sudo: modprobe: command not found
I checked and apparently the driver is recognized as installed:
~$ sudo lshw -C Network *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: BCM43602 802.11ac Wireless LAN SoC vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0 version: 01 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:c1400000-c1407fff memory:c1000000-c13fffff
So here I am, no wifi, not seeing any network ID...
I've Googled and found a few other people who've managed to get wifi working using the same blobs/drivers.
Can someone please shed light on why this is not working? Also, why is the Apple Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter not recognized, that thing came out years ago and it would make this processes a lot easier if I could at least get online to look up fixes etc.