Hi everyone. I just updated my opensuse installation to 12.1 and I gotta say I already like it. Most of the things are working immediatly, however my wireless is somewhat more of a problem since its a broadcom.
lspci gives the following:
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)
so i added the pacman repository and installed b43-firmware. Afterwards I ran some command in /usr/sbin to install the correct broadcom drivers (forgot the name). This completed succesfully. grepping dmesg for Broadcom gives
[ 18.377104] b43-phy1: Broadcom 43224 WLAN found (core revision 23)
[ 18.380488] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PMNLS, Firmware-ID: FW13 ]
When performing iwlist scan I get the following:
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
So i brought it up using ifconfig (however this should not be necessairy as I'm using network manager??) and it turns on my wireless led. iwscan than discovers my network. However a scan in networkmanager gives me nothing, however wlan0 now shows up in ifconfig
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr C0:CB:38:77:ED:C5
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Basically I think my hardware drivers are ok, but how do I get network manager to manage my wireless interface?