How to uninstall bcmwl-modaliases from Ubuntu

Uninstall bcmwl-modaliases

To uninstall just bcmwl-modaliases package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-modaliases

Uninstall bcmwl-modaliases and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the bcmwl-modaliases package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove bcmwl-modaliases

Purging bcmwl-modaliases

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of bcmwl-modaliases from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-modaliases

To delete configuration and/or data files of bcmwl-modaliases and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge bcmwl-modaliases

bcmwl-modaliases package information

name bcmwl-modaliases
section admin

Modaliases for the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver

The modaliases provide a list of pci id's which makes it possible to detect the model of a wireless card.


More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

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How to install bcmwl-modaliases package on Ubuntu