Ideapad U330

ianace
  10 years ago
  Lenovo (Laptop or Netbook)
  LMDE
  Works fine with some minor problems
What works:

LMDE works out-of-the-box except for the Broadcom wireless card.

What doesn't work:

You have to manually install the readily available drivers from the Internet in order to get the Broadcom wifi card to work.

What was done to make it work:

After successfully installing Mint on your system, connect it the Internet using the LAN interface and issue the commands below:

Update the system first with:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Then install the b43 files:

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

You just have to wait for the command to finish installing all the required files and you're ready to go wireless.