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Title: Broadcom Wireless Driver problem. I've tried solutions given on this forum but I can't get it work
ID: /2018/01/31/Broadcom-Wireless-Driver-problem.-I_ve-tried-solutions-given-on-this-forum-but-I-can_t-get-it-work
Created: January 31, 2018    Edited:  June 12, 2020
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Update is breaking your system

After installing DO NOT update your software.

Find out your kernel version with uname -r:

$ uname -r

Find out the specific package names

Replace 4.14.15-041415-generic below with what your uname -r returned above:

$ apt list --installed | grep 4.14.15-041415-generic

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linux-headers-4.14.15-041415-generic/now 4.14.15-041415.201801231530 amd64 [installed,local]
linux-image-4.14.15-041415-generic/now 4.14.15-041415.201801231530 amd64 [installed,local]

Pin the packages so they don’t get updated

Replace 4.14.15-041415-generic below with what your uname -r returned above:

$ sudo apt-mark hold linux-headers-4.14.15-041415-generic
linux-headers-4.14.15-041415-generic set on hold.
$ sudo apt-mark hold linux-image-4.14.15-041415-generic
linux-image-4.14.15-041415-generic set on hold.

Note: Rather than retyping, copy and pasting portions from above section will save time and reduce errors

Now it’s safe to update your software

You can update your software through the software centre or using:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
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