broadcom-sta-source - Source for the Broadcom STA Wireless driver

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Nonfree amd64
Package filename broadcom-sta-source_6.30.223.271-10_all.deb
Package name broadcom-sta-source
Package version
Package release 10
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin::hardware hardware::TODO implemented-in::c non-free/admin role::source
License -
Maintainer Eduard Bloch <>
Download size 2.12 MB
Installed size 2.13 MB
Broadcom STA is a binary-only device driver to support the following IEEE
802.11a/b/g/n wireless network cards: BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-,
BCM4321-, BCM4322-, BCM43142-, BCM43224-, BCM43225-, BCM43227-, BCM43228-,
BCM4331-, BCM4360-, and BCM4352-based hardware.
This package provides the source code for the wl kernel modules. It makes use
of kernel-package or module-assistant build systems. The alternative
broadcom-sta-dkms package can be installed instead and might be easier to use
with simple system configurations.
The wireless-tools package is also required in order to make use of these
modules.  Kernel source or headers are required to compile these modules.


Package Version Architecture Repository
broadcom-sta-source_6.30.223.271-10_all.deb all Debian Nonfree
broadcom-sta-source - - -


Name Value
debhelper >= 8
make -
xz-utils -


Type URL
Binary Package broadcom-sta-source_6.30.223.271-10_all.deb
Source Package broadcom-sta

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install broadcom-sta-source deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install broadcom-sta-source




2019-01-11 - Roger Shimizu <>
broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/patches:
- Apply DEP-3.
- Refresh patches.
* debian/source/lintian-overrides:
- Remove source-only-upload-to-non-free-without-autobuild.
2018-11-04 - Roger Shimizu <>
broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Re-upload with source and all.
* debian/source/lintian-overrides:
- Add source-only-upload-to-non-free-without-autobuild.
2018-09-23 - Roger Shimizu <>
broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/copyright:
- Apply DEP-5.
- Add Comment sectioin to explain why this is non-free.
* debian/rules:
- Get version info from packaging script.
* debian/*lintian-overrides:
- spelling-error-in-binary on prebuilt libraries.
- source-contains-prebuilt-binary on prebuilt libraries.
- binary-package-depends-on-toolchain-package on debhelper,
since it is unused.
* debian/patches:
- Amend debian/patches/20-linux414.patch to support i386.
Thanks to ubuntu for the patch.
* debian/control:
- Add Vcs-Browser.
2018-02-13 - Eduard Bloch <>
broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Roger Shimizu ]
* debian/patches:
- Added 20-linux414.patch, and 21-linux415.patch to support
Linux kernel 4.15
(Thanks to Gerardo Esteban Malazdrewicz, closes: #885885)
- Fix typo in 14-rdtscl.patch
[ Eduard Bloch ]
* Dropped extra CHANGELOG file (ancient documentation)
* Standard version update to 4.1.3 (added lintian override to
broadcom-sta-source since debhelper is used on purpose therein)
2017-07-08 - Eduard Bloch <>
broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Added 19-linux412.patch to support Linux kernel 4.12
(Thanks to koos vriezen, closes: #867258)
2017-05-09 - Eduard Bloch <>
broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=low
* Added 18-linux411.patch to support Linux kernel 4.11, by koos vriezen
(closes: #861807)
2016-12-20 - Eduard Bloch <>
broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Disable the AppStream metadata again until it's clear how to work around
confusion with the devices better covered by the free driver
* Added 17-fix-kernel-warnings.patch from Luis Ortega (avoid useless kernel
warnings and possibly add better tracibility of bogus auth failures)
(closes: #843387, #843389)
* Updated upstream download URL
* Switch to debhelper 9 (no functional changes)
2016-10-04 - Eduard Bloch <>
broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=medium
* Added patch from Koos Vriezen to work around kernel crash with version
4.8+ (THANKS!) (closes: #839629)
* Experimental inclusion of AppStream metadata (closes: #838735)
* Standards update (no changes required)
2016-07-03 - Eduard Bloch <>
broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=low
* Added patch to support kernel 4.7 changes, based on
with minor modifications (closes: #829363)
2015-12-25 - Eduard Bloch <>
broadcom-sta ( unstable; urgency=low
* Added 14-rdtscl.patch (closes: #808954), originally 002-rdtscl.patch from
* Added device id for Lenovo Yoga 3 (closes: 791672)
* More explanation about mutually exclusive build systems in the package
description (closes: #787091)
* changed the relation between -dkms and others to simple conflict with the
local binary packages

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