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Broadcom Sta Dkms Driver not working with kernel 5.3 [SOLVED]
« on: January 17, 2020, 10:07:44 am »
peppermint updated to the 5.3.0-26 kernel and on reboot my dkms driver no longer works. tried reinstalling the driver offline as i normally do but no use. rolled back to 5.0.0-37 and its working fine there. is there any known bugs and should i just wait it out for the next update.

Network: Card: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: wl
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Re: Broadcom Sta Dkms Driver not working with kernel 5.3
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 11:42:57 am »
You don't seem to be alone in having this issue:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1186551/wifi-adapter-seems-gone-kinda

Do you mind posting which exact version of the Broadcom driver you're using?

Thanks.
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Re: Broadcom Sta Dkms Driver not working with kernel 5.3
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 01:36:59 pm »
previously, forum member @Dave-D got it to work this way:

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sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree

let us know if it works for you @rayzer

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Re: Broadcom Sta Dkms Driver not working with kernel 5.3
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 03:20:45 pm »
downloaded the deb file from kendalls link above and installed via gdebi, on reboot all good. shweet :D
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Re: Broadcom Sta Dkms Driver not working with kernel 5.3
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 03:30:52 pm »
FWIW, I just noticed that my realtec rtl8812au wifi adapter doesn't work in the newer kernel either @rayzer... also had to roll back the kernel
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Re: Broadcom Sta Dkms Driver not working with kernel 5.3 [SOLVED]
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 03:33:09 pm »
my issue is fixed now, thanks kendall :)
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Re: Broadcom Sta Dkms Driver not working with kernel 5.3 [SOLVED]
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 03:49:02 pm »
Happy to help.
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