Monday 17 February 2014

Installing Ubuntu on a Lenovo Z580 and making Wifi work

Lenovo has a laptop model Z580 that comes with a broadcom chipset for Wifi.  This will not work out of the box with Ubuntu 12.04.04 or Mint.  Even a kernel upgrade to a newer kernel did not help.  Hacking through the documentation I found that there is a section on Ubuntu's website that explains the problem in detail.  Instead of providing the detail on the same here on my blog, Just follow the instructions as outlined in this document.  This will make your Wifi come back alive!

Ubuntu Broadcom chipset issues