I, along with my friend Chris, have been working on this for two days now. I tried 3 different tutorials on getting this card to work.
I finally found a tutorial that did work, but there was one step that was hanging me up.
Here are the definitive steps to get the Broadcom BCM94311MCG (ver 1.0) to work with Ubuntu 9.04.
*****I'm stealing the steps, slightly modified from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Feisty_No-Fluff#Introduction
I'm emailing those guys to let them know. I'm hoping to ease the pain of others with this laptop that are going to Ubuntu.
Open a terminal and copy/paste each one of these commands. After you have successfully accomplished all commands, pull the ethernet cord, restart, and you should (hopefully) be golden.
echo -e 'blacklist bcm43xx' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklistsudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9mkdir ~/bcm43xx; cd ~/bcm43xxsudo apt-get install cabextractwget ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/softpaq/sp34001-34500/sp34152.execabextract sp34152.exesudo ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.infndiswrapper -lsudo depmod -asudo modprobe ndiswrappersudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.origecho -e 'auto lo\niface lo inet loopback\n' | sudo tee /etc/network/interfacessudo ndiswrapper -mecho 'ndiswrapper' | sudo tee -a /etc/modulesecho 'ENABLED=0' | sudo tee -a /etc/default/wpasupplicant
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Issue: Ubuntu 9.04 not seeing external hard disk (WD 300 GB USB 2.0) when I plug the drive in. I have to reboot, then the HDD works fine. Is this an issue with Ubuntu or do I not have something set up correctly?