Well, this is my first time fresh installing Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on my Laptop. Before this, I used to upgrade my system from Gutsy to Hardy using update-manager. And without any problem, I got the wireless(which in hardy using b43 instead of bcm43xx) working without any need to do anything. Which mean, Upgrade --> Reboot --> And wireless is there and it's B43~!
But in another situation, I just do a Hardy Heron fresh install yesterday, not much problem in the installation process, which I manage to boot into the new system in about 20-30 minutes of installation process. All working fine without any major issue but then i realized that my Broadcom Wireless(b43) didnt light up. So I assume that my broadcom didnt working on fresh install.
Here is simple step I make to make this things work:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutterThis command will install the fwcutter for latest b43 driver and load the firmware in installation process. Basically, Hardy suppose to include this things on installation, but somehow the b43-fwcutter sometimes doesnt work will all cards, so you really need to remove the default one and reinstall it back using above command. Hope this will help.