Pavilion dv6

  10 years ago
  HP (Hewlett-Packard) (Laptop or Netbook)
  Works perfectly
What works:

Everything worked immediately after install, except wireless adapter. But that was very easy to get going as I will discuss below.

What doesn't work:

FIXED: Wireless (Broadcom) adapter

Fingerprint Scanner - But I simply don't care about it either. I have heard from other people that it doesn't work right on other "Windowed" operating systems

What was done to make it work:

From a terminal (Root user) run the following commands to install the proper driver and take care of the conflics.

1) apt install network-manager-gnome
2) echo blacklist brcm80211 >> /etc//modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-common.conf
3) update-initramfs -u -k $(uname -r)
4) modprobe -r b44 b43 b43legacy ssb brcm80211
5) modprobe wl
6) iwconfig

iwconfig will simply help you to determine whether you were successful.