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    Default Wireless Help openSUSE 11.4 BCM4311

    I am unable to get wireless to work on my new install of openSUSE 11.4 on a Dell Precision M65 laptop. Here's a summary of what I've tried so far:

    To start off, I installed drivers (broadcom-wl) using the following guide:
    openSUSE 11.4 | SUSE Linux | Beginner's guide to multimedia codecs MP3 DVD 3D nvidia ati wireless wi-fi netbook

    I ran the following command to install firmware:
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

    Following the "My Wireless doesn't work - a primer..." sticky, I found the following info from the terminal:

    /sbin/lspci
    0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)


    /sbin/lspci -s
    0c:00.0 0280: 14e4:4312 (rev 01)


    using the command 'dmesg | less' I am unable to find any mention of broadcom or firmware.

    The command 'dmesg | grep firmware' doesn't return anything

    The command '/usr/sbin/iwconfig' returns:
    lo no wireless extensions.



    eth0 no wireless extensions.


    So I'm not really sure where to go from here... any advice? Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: Wireless Help openSUSE 11.4 BCM4311

    Assuming you ran the firmware install with an active wired connection?
    Now

    Please try doing this:

    Code:
    sudo /sbin/modprobe -rv b43
    Code:
    sudo /sbin/modprobe -v b43
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    Default Re: Wireless Help openSUSE 11.4 BCM4311

    Thanks for the quick response!

    You are correct, I'm currently on a wired connection.

    I ran the command and here's the output:

    rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia.ko

    I ran /usr/sbin/iwconfig again and got the same results

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    Default Re: Wireless Help openSUSE 11.4 BCM4311

    Quote Originally Posted by BennyDarko View Post
    Thanks for the quick response!

    You are correct, I'm currently on a wired connection.

    I ran the command and here's the output:

    rmmod /lib/modules/2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia.ko

    I ran /usr/sbin/iwconfig again and got the same results
    There were 2 commands to run?

    If it still doesn't work you should install rfkill
    Code:
    zypper in rfkill
    And check the status with
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/rfkill list
    If any are blocked - do as su -
    Code:
    rfkill unblock all
    If that's not it, try the 'wl' driver
    Install Broadcom Drivers from Packman
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    Default Re: Wireless Help openSUSE 11.4 BCM4311

    Installed rfkill, here's the status:
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    Nothing blocked, so I double checked that broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop were installed and they were. No change so far

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    Default Re: Wireless Help openSUSE 11.4 BCM4311

    Please post result of:

    Code:
    uname -a
    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep kernel
    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep broadcom
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
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    Default Re: Wireless Help openSUSE 11.4 BCM4311

    Code:
    :~> uname -a
    Linux linux-pf4r.site 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-04-25 21:48:33 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    Code:
    :~> rpm -qa | grep kernel
    kernel-desktop-2.6.37.6-0.5.1.i586
    kernel-default-2.6.37.6-0.5.1.i586
    Code:
    :~> rpm -qa | grep broadcom
    broadcom-wl-kmp-default-5.100.82.38_k2.6.37.6_0.5-7.pm.9.4.i586
    broadcom-wl-5.100.82.38-7.pm.9.4.i586
    broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop-5.100.82.38_k2.6.37.6_0.5-7.pm.9.4.i586
    Code:
    :~> /sbin/lspci -nnk
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub [8086:27a0] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port [8086:27a1] (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 01)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 [8086:27d4] (rev 01)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:27b9] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller [8086:27c4] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation G72GL [Quadro FX 350M] [10de:01dc] (rev a1)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    03:01.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: O2 Micro, Inc. Cardbus bridge [1217:7135] (rev 21)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    03:01.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) [1217:00f7] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1600] (rev 02)
    	Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c8]
    	Kernel driver in use: tg3
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0007]

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    Default Re: Wireless Help openSUSE 11.4 BCM4311

    So you have 2 kernels installed (default and desktop)
    You are booting with kernel-desktop

    I have never tried running 2 different flavours of kernel and the corresponding kmp wireless packages, but it should be OK

    If you do this as su -

    Code:
    modprobe -v wl
    Does that help.
    If not I would try removing: broadcom-wl-kmp-default

    And try again
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    Default Re: Wireless Help openSUSE 11.4 BCM4311

    mine is a same config but broadcom 4312..........

    my wifi connection shows connecting.....and active.....after following all these steps....but don't proceed further

    i tried assigning the ip manually but nothing happenss......

    it detects the network but doesnt resolve ip though kept on automatic dhcp..... even when running the ifconfig i see is eth0 wired and eth1 as wireless and lo ............but no wlan0 interface.....

    please help me connect .......

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    Default Re: Wireless Help openSUSE 11.4 BCM4311

    Quote Originally Posted by Hungry_Nomad View Post
    mine is a same config but broadcom 4312..........

    my wifi connection shows connecting.....and active.....after following all these steps....but don't proceed further

    i tried assigning the ip manually but nothing happenss......

    it detects the network but doesnt resolve ip though kept on automatic dhcp..... even when running the ifconfig i see is eth0 wired and eth1 as wireless and lo ............but no wlan0 interface.....

    please help me connect .......
    Are you using kde or gnome

    Post result of

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
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