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README.md

README.md

Broadcom-4365-Driver-for-Linux-Kernel-2.6.x

This is a personal repository for a debian version from twelveeighty's patch (from ArchLinux's forum) to allow the Broadcom 4365 driver to work on Linux Kernel 3.6.x

Original Forum Topic: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=145884&p=2

Original ArchLinux Package on Aur: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=62666

How to use ?

From Binary:

  • Simply download the debian package from the bin directory on this repo, and install it

wget https://github.com/HeshamSaleh/Broadcom-4365-Driver-for-Linux-Kernel-2.6.x/blob/master/bin/wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64.deb

dpkg --install wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64.deb

From Source:

  • Patch the driver with the supplied patch

cd usr/src/wireless-bcm43142-oneiric-dkms-6.20.55.19~bdcom0602.0400.1000.0400

patch -p1 < patches/0001-Makefile.patch

  • make it, or even better, dpkg --build wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64

  • Install it (if you used dpkg --build, then dpkg --install it)

  • To test without restarting, add the wl module to your kernel by modprobe wl

  • Test if your WLAN card is working through iwconfig


Tested on Linux Mint 13 (Maya) Mate on a Dell Inspiron 5520