Ubuntu 15.10 Suspend / Resume blackscreen caused by Broadcom driver after no-internet install of drivers.

On a Dell XPS 15 with a Broadcom BCM4352 [14e4:43b1]

On a clean install of Ubuntu 15.10 the network card is not recognized. I can suspend the machine and it wakes up fine. After looking around a lot

After looking at this: Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers and this:How to install Broadcom wireless drivers offline?

I pick these from the install USB: pool/main/d/dkms/dkms_XXXXX.deb pool/restricted/b/bcmwl/bcmwl-kernel-source_XXXXX.deb and run this command: sudo dpkg -i *.deb

After this the card works (if I reboot it will ask me for the wireless password before logging in, even if I have clicked let all users use the card).

The big problem is I cannot suspend resume. On suspend, it will suspend, on resume, it looks like it starts up, but then nothing happen and I get the infamous blackscreen.

I have tried to update the machine after, I have tried just about any graphics driver, and nothing changes.Its on the broadcom driver install this happens.

Any ideas?

  • This is a bug of Broadcom drivers. Report it to launchpad. – Pilot6 Mar 6 '16 at 11:05

Replacing the Broadcom wireless card that came with my XPS 15 with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 worked for me - I can finally resume my system after being suspended.


  • The Broadcom card is 3x3 and the Intel is 2x2, so replacing the Broadcom with the Intel would leave 1 antenna disconnected
  • I used this video as reference when switching the wireless cards

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