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I just read this article: http://bernaerts.dyndns.org/linux/74-ubuntu/343-ubuntu-install-hp-stream-13
I put Ubuntu 16 on my HP Stream 13 with a CD/usb. I'm having trouble getting the wifi to work though. The wifi adapter on my machine is a Broadcom BCM 43142 802.11bgn.
I downloaded the driver I found online via an ethernet cable. I installed it from my Downloads folder with
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
and I now see a wireless symbol at the top of my screen, but it's not working. When I click the symbol it says "No network devices available". Also, when I boot the computer now I get 3 error messages that say "System program problem detected" and ask if I want to report the problem.
Edit: When I type in:
lspci -knn | grep Net -A2; rfkill list
02:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [103c:2230] Kernel modules: bcma, wl 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no