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[Bug 1490713] Re: The Debian control file's "modaliases" is too generic


This bug was fixed in the package bcmwl -

bcmwl ( wily; urgency=medium

  * debian/bcmwl-kernel-source.modaliases: Fine-tune product list as per
    http://www.broadcom.com/docs/linux_sta/README_6.30.223.248.txt. Thanks
    Adam Smith! (LP: #1490713)
  * debian/bcmwl-kernel-source.postrm: Warn that a reboot is needed after
    removing. Thanks Adam Smith! (LP: #1491070)

 -- Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@xxxxxxxxxx>  Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:12:45

** Changed in: bcmwl (Ubuntu)
       Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released

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  The Debian control file's "modaliases" is too generic

Status in bcmwl package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  Software-properties-gtk offers wl as the driver for all Broadcom wifi
  cards, regardless of whether they are supported or not.  This is due
  to the modaliases field used by the bcmwl-kernel-source package.

  Although in reality I know very little about such things, I'll attach
  a proposed debian/bcmwl-kernel-source.modaliases file based on the
  info here:

  Users are going through needless painful procedures to get the correct
  working driver.

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