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How to install firmware-brcm80211 on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install firmware-brcm80211

Installing firmware-brcm80211 package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firmware-brcm80211

firmware-brcm80211 package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Non-Free
name firmware-brcm80211
version 20160110-1
description Binary firmware for Broadcom 802.11 wireless cards
subsection kernel
website / cgit / linux / … / linux-firmware.git
maintainer Debian Kernel Team

Uninstall firmware-brcm80211

To remove just firmware-brcm80211 package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove firmware-brcm80211

Uninstall firmware-brcm80211 and it’s dependent packages

To remove the firmware-brcm80211 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove firmware-brcm80211

Purging firmware-brcm80211

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of firmware-brcm80211 from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge firmware-brcm80211

To delete configuration and/or data files of firmware-brcm80211 and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove firmware-brcm80211