Bug 47911

Summary: Wireless key: BCM4312 not working + can't emulate rawmode for keycode 240
Product: Networking Reporter: Bob Merhebi (bob.merhebi+kernel.bugzilla)
Component: WirelessAssignee: networking_wireless (networking_wireless)
Status: RESOLVED INVALID    
Severity: normal CC: zajec5
Priority: P1    
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
URL: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/732677
Kernel Version: 3.2.0-31-generic Tree: Mainline
Regression: No

Description Bob Merhebi 2012-09-24 10:16:51 UTC
Thought the Broadcom STA driver is activated, still the Broadcom BCM4312 chip isn't working on Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 (used to work on 10.04 i686).

Tried this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx#Identifying_Your_Card.2BAC8-Driver

There already exists 2 relevant bugs on launchpad:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bcmwl/+bug/732677
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/jockey/+bug/989610/


Moreover, I realized that pressing the wireless button on my Dell Studio XPS 1640 leads to a 
keyboard: can't emulate rawmode for keycode 240
keyboard: can't emulate rawmode for keycode 240

error, whether the wifi works or not.

This might be related to the keyboard error error: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1745681

This error also seems to be submitted on RedHat's kernel Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=735516
Comment 1 Bob Merhebi 2012-12-16 11:16:27 UTC
Just a quick update: now most of the times the chip is working; on rare occasions it doesn't!

not sure about the reason!
Comment 2 Rafał Miłecki 2014-11-29 17:05:27 UTC
We don't support closed source drivers, really...