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    Default Opensuse 12.2 does not detect wireless card and bluetooth

    I just installed 12.2 on my physical machine. No bluetooth and wireless adapted detected and that too on a brand new hardware which came with ubuntu 11.10 pre-installed. I don't know where should I find the drivers for my DELL WIRELESS 1704 CARD and Bluetooth

    I installed rfkill and this was the output

    /usr/sbin/rfkill list

    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    I checked the Hardware Information in Yast. No entries related to WLAN not even under the USB and PCI catagories.

    I'm using a dell inspiron 15R laptop. You could check up the hardware detail here and enter and service tag 'DM3HDS1' ( without quotes)

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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.2 does not detect wireless card and bluetooth

    Please post result of
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    Tell us if you have a wired connect ATM
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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.2 does not detect wireless card and bluetooth

    Without knowing anything about your Dell laptop, it may that the bluetooth device is connected internally to the USB subsystem (like mine is).
    To get the chipset details:
    Code:
    lsusb

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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.2 does not detect wireless card and bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Please post result of
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    Tell us if you have a wired connect ATM
    This is the output

    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:056a]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0016]

    And yes, My wired connection is working.

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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.2 does not detect wireless card and bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Without knowing anything about your Dell laptop, it may that the bluetooth device is connected internally to the USB subsystem (like mine is).
    To get the chipset details:
    Code:
    lsusb
    lsusb

    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 064e:8125 Suyin Corp.
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0a5c:21d7 Broadcom Corp.

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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.2 does not detect wireless card and bluetooth

    Code:
    08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0016]
    You might have trouble with this

    Please wait for @lwfinger to advise you

    Info FYI: b43 - Linux Wireless
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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.2 does not detect wireless card and bluetooth

    On 09/07/2012 07:36 AM, caf4926 wrote:
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > 08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
    > Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0016]
    > --------------------
    > You might have trouble with this
    >
    > Please wait for @lwfinger to advise you
    >
    > Info FYI: 'b43 - Linux Wireless'
    > (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43)


    There are no Linux drivers for that 14e4:4365. Even the proprietary,
    closed-source driver wl from Broadcom does not support it.

    Your only possibility is to try ndiswrapper and the Windows driver, which might
    work. If not, you should plan on purchasing a USB wifi device. Eventually, wl or
    brcm80211 will support that chip, but I cannot predict when that will be.



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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.2 does not detect wireless card and bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 09/07/2012 07:36 AM, caf4926 wrote:
    Eventually, wl or
    brcm80211 will support that chip, but I cannot predict when that will be.
    Its an atheros make I guess. I found these details regarding the wireless and bluetooth drivers from the dell site. Am I going to have issues with the bluetooth as well?


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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.2 does not detect wireless card and bluetooth

    On 09/07/2012 08:56 PM, melvinjose wrote:
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    > lwfinger;2484604 Wrote:
    >> On 09/07/2012 07:36 AM, caf4926 wrote:
    >> Eventually, wl or
    >> brcm80211 will support that chip, but I cannot predict when that will
    >> be.

    >
    > Its an atheros make I guess. I found these details regarding the
    > wireless and bluetooth drivers from the dell site. Am I going to have
    > issues with the bluetooth as well?
    >
    > [image:
    > https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/hn...10FAC3Vj4vnDE]


    I got a forbidden when I tried to access that link.

    The "14e4" part of the PCI ID says that it is a Broadcom part without any
    question. Atheros has nothing to do with it.

    If the BT is part of the same card, I would expect issues with it as well.



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    Default Re: Opensuse 12.2 does not detect wireless card and bluetooth

    This is my laptop configuration as per dell database

    Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]

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