So I couldn’t get WiFi to work on my SolydK installation. It does come with a nifty tool called ‘Device Driver Manager’, but even that couldn’t find a driver for my wireless chipset — the Broadcom BCM43142. Some other Broadcom drivers sure are available in the Debian repos, but this one isn’t. So I did the only sensible thing to do: searched the Web. And here’s the solution.
Note: I assume that you know the basics of
What’s your chipset?
Open the terminal and run
$ lspci | grep BCM
and check if the output contains
BCM43142. If it does, this post is for you.
Get the driver
$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms broadcom-sta-modules
If it freaks out with the first package, just skip that one.
- Download this deb package.
cdinto the directory containing the package.
- Install it using
$ sudo dpkg -i wireless-bcm43142-dkms_184.108.40.206-1_amd64.deb
- Activate it.
$ sudo modprobe wl
- Done. It should work now.
I haven’t checked, but there’s one thing I know: the person who has provided the deb package, has tweaked a copy of the driver package found inside an Ubuntu installation.