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I have no problem with wired connection, but wifi is not even an option on my newly installed xubuntu 15.04. I found similar question (Wifi not detected Xubuntu 13.10) and run the commands in terminal, here is the output:
op@op:~$ lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 06:02.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN [103c:1355] Kernel driver in use: wl op@op:~$ lsmod | grep -e wl -e b43 wl 6152192 1 cfg80211 462848 1 wl
This is what I have after running it again:
op@op:~$ lsmod | grep -e wl -e b43 b43 401408 0 bcma 49152 1 b43 mac80211 626688 1 b43 cfg80211 462848 2 b43,mac80211 ssb 57344 1 b43 op@op:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source [sudo] password for op: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package 'bcmwl-kernel-source' is not installed, so not removed op@op:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done linux-firmware-nonfree is already the newest version. The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: dkms linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic thermald Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 13 not upgraded. No files to remove, no files to install and still no wifi.
Here is what I tried and collected as much info as I could. Please look: Uninstalled all wifi drivers from the system:
sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source sudo apt-get remove --purge linux-firmware-nonfree sudo app-get autoremove
Restart. Restart hangs forever. Power Down. PC comes back up with “System program problem detected” Installing linux-firmware-nonfree
sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
Looks good so far:
Preparing to unpack .../linux-firmware-nonfree_1.16_all.deb ... Unpacking linux-firmware-nonfree (1.16) ... Setting up linux-firmware-nonfree (1.16) ... op@op:~$
Unplug Ethernet cable and restart. no wifi please see screenshot: http://imgur.com/ow5zUfF Plug Ethernet cable back removing linux-firmware-nonfree installing bcmwl-kernel-source and it hangs after installing no prompt available system is workable just terminal hanging. Please see bellow: Loading new bcmwl-188.8.131.52+bdcom DKMS files... First Installation: checking all kernels... Building only for 3.19.0-28-generic Building for architecture i686 Building initial module for 3.19.0-28-generic Done.
wl: Running module version sanity check. - Original module - No original module exists within this kernel - Installation - Installing to /lib/modules/3.19.0-28-generic/updates/dkms/
DKMS: install completed.
NO PROMPT! RESTARTING. Hangs on the Xubuntu logo, Doesn’t restart. Power down. Comes back same story. No wifi. Since this was not an issue in Xubuntu 14 should I downgrade?