I recently installed Kali Linux, switching from Scientific Linux. The only problem is my wireless driver, which doesn't want to install at all.
lspci -nn | grep Net :
02:00.0 Ethernet controller : Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785` Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:16b5] (rev 10) 03:00.0 Network controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4358]
ifconfig -a :
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr dc:0e:a1:1e:75:35 inet addr:192.168.0.108 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::de0e:a1ff:fe1e:7535/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:23812 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:13319 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:30858992 (29.4 MiB) TX bytes:1221973 (1.1 MiB) Interrupt:16 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:1680 (1.6 KiB) TX bytes:1680 (1.6 KiB)
eth0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions.
uname -r :
So far, I have tried downloading the driver from official site, and tried to build the module on my own, but when using "make" it would take forever and freeze. I am not too experienced using Linux, but I don't think it should do like that. Then I have tried following these steps (using module-assisstant) http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/218. When it gets to build the module it reaches around step 300 and then says it failed, without any error. Then I tried to use the broadcom-sta-dkms. apt-get install broadcom-sta-dkms
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: broadcom-sta-source The following NEW packages will be installed: broadcom-sta-dkms 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/2,208 kB of archives. After this operation, 4,164 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y (Reading database ... 338796 files and directories currently installed.) Removing broadcom-sta-source ... Selecting previously unselected package broadcom-sta-dkms. (Reading database ... 338788 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking broadcom-sta-dkms (from .../broadcom-sta-dkms_220.127.116.11-8_all.deb) ... Setting up broadcom-sta-dkms (18.104.22.168-8) ... Loading new broadcom-sta-22.214.171.124 DKMS files... Building only for 3.14-kali1-amd64 Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
But that's weird, because I have both the kernel source and the headers installed. I would appreciate your help very much.