I recently installed an a new piece of networking hardware into my Ubuntu/Windows dual boot PC. Windows worked as expected with the new hardware, but when I installed the necessary drivers for Ubuntu, the post-install script of
bcmwl-kernel-source freezes up at
depmod. The entire machine freezes up as well.
This failure seems to also messed with the other wireless drivers, since even the old hardware won't work anymore. The graphics will also not fill up the screen any more.
My new hardware is an Asus PCE-AC66 Wireless card, which I read in another question that
bcwml-kernel-source should solve my driver needs.
The output from the crash:
Loading new bcmwl-18.104.22.168+bdcom DKMS files... First installation checking all kernels... Building only for 3.8.0-26-generic Building for architecture x86_64 Building initial module for 3.8.0-26-generic Done. wl: Running module version sanity check. - Original module - No original module exists within this kernel - Installation - Installing to /lib/modules/3.8.0-26-generic/updates/dkms/ depmod
The computer then proceeds to freeze.
I have tried
sudo dpkg --configure -a as suggested; it freezes just as fast in