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[Bug 1534095] Re: b43xx wireless driver not packaged in release
I'm going to redirect this at the firmware-b43-installer package iteslf,
as this really has nothing to do with the linux-firmware package.
I will point out however that this package is in multiverse, and as long
as that is the case it is impossible to include it in the installation
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b43xx wireless driver not packaged in release
Status in b43-fwcutter package in Ubuntu:
in ubuntu 15.10 and lubuntu 15.10
i have a b4318 wireless chipset which does not work out of the box,
even though the b43-fwcutter package is included in the release, the
firmware-b43-installer and the legacy package are not included, which
from my understanding are needed by b43-fwcutter to actualy install
the correct firmware.
the result is an error while booting up saying couldnt load kernel
module or something, telling you to go to a website (wireless.kernel
or something similar) and download the correct driver for your
firmware, which is misleading, as all you need is the
firmware-b43-installer or legacy package to make the wireless work.
Including this in the official releases would be great, and/or
changing the error message to suggest installing those packages
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