[SATLUG] Accidentally disabled all Broadcom drivers

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Wed May 25 16:51:16 CDT 2011


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On 05/25/2011 03:34 PM, Don Davis wrote:
> I was helping someone to install Broadcom drivers on his Ubuntu box.
> Unfortunately, I also managed to hose the (working) drivers for the
> built-in ethernet port. Given that this machine can no longer connect
> to the outside world, how might I restore connectivity/ drivers?
> (Modprobe b43 ssb wl didn't suffice. The firmware tar is on the
> machine - however the version of fwcutter did not recognize its
> md5sum.)
> 

Probably a second computer and a thumbdrive. Get the new version of
fwcutter that recognizes the md5 and sneakernet it over.

David
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