Broadcom BCM43142 - wlan not working [Solved]

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Broadcom BCM43142 - wlan not working [Solved]

Postby momiji2 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 20:25

I have installed 14.06 64 KDE on a new Lenovo G500 with a Broadcom BCM43142 network device. Wifi is not working - in the KDE network control module for network wireless is greyed out. Wired is working just fine.

I have read and acted on the posts:
viewtopic.php?f=52&t=29873
viewtopic.php?f=52&t=29873#p162319

These seemed promising but wireless remains greyed out on rebooting. Ideas welcome!
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Re: Broadcom BCM43142 - wlan not working

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:23

What modules are loaded? Post the output of the lsmod command.
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Re: Broadcom BCM43142 - wlan not working

Postby momiji2 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:04

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Re: Broadcom BCM43142 - wlan not working

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Sun Jun 22, 2014 13:23

The output you posted shows the bcma module is loaded. As per the instructions in the posts to which you linked, you need to blacklist that too. Try that.
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Re: Broadcom BCM43142 - wlan not working [Solved]

Postby momiji2 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 16:00

I have blacklisted bcma module, as you reminded me. Just as in the instructions I posted.
Wireless works perfectly! Excellent!
The instructions too were perfect, sadly my implementation wasn't!
It really was simple, as mentioned in the earlier posts

My thanks Fitzcarraldo.
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