Ubuntu: Why does “Additional Drivers” Fail?



Question:

When trying to Activate, Broadcom B43legacy wireless driver I get the following error,

SystemError: installArchives() failed.  

Please help.


Solution:1

I've found these bug reports:

You can install the driver manually by installing package firmware-b43legacy-installer


Solution:2

I got this error as well when I ran Ubuntu from the install cd. Turns out the cd had an error on it. Just burned a new one and everything was ok ;) So if you're getting the error while running from the cd, you might want to try burning a new one!


Solution:3

I had this problem on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx).

$ uname -a  Linux laptop 2.6.38-13-generic #57~lucid1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 6 19:39:06 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux  

Looking around they recommended installing bcmwl-kernel-source but that didn't help, as at some point it failed to install (didn't found linux/autoconf.h).

The solution was to install bcmwl-kernel-source and bcmwl-modaliases from the deb package. You can download the deb package for i386 architecture from Launchpad.


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