It’s been a year since I started using Linux. The first problem that I faced was my Wireless Firmware was missing. I never bothered to do anything about it until now. My brother installed a router at my place and to access the Internet, I had to install the missing firmware. I had tried doing this couple of times before, but couldn’t find a solution.
I found this really helpful post on Linux Mint Forums. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=89410
Installing b43 Linux Wireless Driver:
I read somewhere that to install b43 in Ubuntu, all you need to do is
$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
And it will take care of the rest. But that didn’t work for me.
I found this on the above mentioned forum page.
Move the folder to /lib/firmware
$ mv b43 /lib/firmware
After moving the folder, do
$ sudo modprobe -v b43
This worked like a charm. Posting this using WiFi.
Read more about b43 Linux Wireless Driver http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
P.S. I’m back home. Feels great.