I have two laptops, the old one running manjaro, but I use the new one and it's running windows 10, I want to run some Linux distro on it but I can't, my wireless card gives me many problems that I had no choice but reinstalling windows 10.

The output of lspci -knn | grep Net -A2 is:

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [103c:804a]
Kernel driver in use: wl

My question: Is there a chance that different distros have different drivers? For instance Manjaro supported my wireless driver on the old laptop while linux mint didn't.


Assuming you have installed yaourt and base-devel ,to get the wifi working under Manjaro , you need to install the broadcom-wl-dkms package from AUR:

yaourt -S  broadcom-wl-dkms

Then unload conflicting drivers :

rmmod b43
rmmod ssb
rmmod bcma

Reload the right driver:

modprobe -r wl
modprobe wl

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.