ubuntu on macbookpro

My late 2010 Macbookpro cannot handle the newest OS-X (yosemite) anymore. So here we go Ubuntu. The installation is quite smooth until the WIFI part.

This is for Ubuntu 14.04. The Macbookpro has Broadcom bc43xx chipsets.

First you need to install/remove some  packages for the driver:


sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source

sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter

Then you need to UN-block the bcm43xx driver:

sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

# blacklist bcm43xx

You will get some error messages, ignore them.

Finally, do this so when you restart your computer, WIFI is still there. Following this page:


sudo su

echo b43 >> /etc/modules


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