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    Default setup wireless with broadcom 4322

    I just switched from the unsupported xp to linux (openSUSE 13.1) and as a novice here is my first major stumbling block: Following a step-by-step description I found here, I installed the driver, but when I try to activate it, the network setting window shows only the "Wired" and the "VPN" tabs active without any content, although I am connected via Ethernet cable.
    Here are the outputs to the commands I was recommended to
    run for debugging:
    "linux-t741:/home/misi # /sbin/lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller [8086:2e10] (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port [8086:2e11] (rev 03)
    00:03.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset HECI Controller [8086:2e14] (rev 03)
    00:03.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PT IDER Controller [8086:2e16] (rev 03)
    00:03.3 Serial controller [0700]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Serial KT Controller [8086:2e17] (rev 03)
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network Connection [8086:10de] (rev 02)
    00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:3a67] (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:3a68] (rev 02)
    00:1a.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:3a69] (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a6c] (rev 02)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:3a6e] (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:3a70] (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:3a72] (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a64] (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a65] (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:3a66] (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a6a] (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev a2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801JD (ICH10D) LPC Interface Controller [8086:3a1a] (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:3a02] (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:3a60] (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G98 [GeForce 9300 GE] [10de:06e0] (rev a1)
    04:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43222 Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4350]
    linux-t741:/home/misi # iwconfig
    enp0s25 no wireless extensions.

    lo no wireless extensions.

    linux-t741:/home/misi # sudo zypper in rfkill
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...

    The following NEW package is going to be installed:
    rfkill

    1 new package to install.
    Overall download size: 9.0 KiB. After the operation, additional 11.4 KiB will
    be used.
    Continue? [y/n/? shows all options] (y): /usr/sbin/rfkill list
    Invalid answer '/usr/sbin/rfkill list'. [y/n/? shows all options] (y): y
    Retrieving package rfkill-0.5-2.1.2.i586 (1/1), 9.0 KiB ( 11.4 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: rfkill-0.5-2.1.2.i586.rpm ....................................[done]
    (1/1) Installing: rfkill-0.5-2.1.2 .......................................[done]"

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    Default Re: setup wireless with broadcom 4322

    On 01/02/2014 06:06 PM, mgl wrote:
    >
    > I just switched from the unsupported xp to linux (openSUSE 13.1) and as
    > a novice here is my first major stumbling block: Following a
    > step-by-step description I found here, I installed the driver, but when
    > I try to activate it, the network setting window shows only the "Wired"
    > and the "VPN" tabs active without any content, although I am connected
    > via Ethernet cable.
    > Here are the outputs to the commands I was recommended to run for
    > debugging:
    > "linux-t741:/home/misi # /sbin/lspci -nn
    > 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM
    > Controller [8086:2e10] (rev 03)
    > 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PCI
    > Express Root Port [8086:2e11] (rev 03)
    > 00:03.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 4 Series
    > Chipset HECI Controller [8086:2e14] (rev 03)
    > 00:03.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PT IDER
    > Controller [8086:2e16] (rev 03)
    > 00:03.3 Serial controller [0700]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset
    > Serial KT Controller [8086:2e17] (rev 03)
    > 00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82567LM-3 Gigabit
    > Network Connection [8086:10de] (rev 02)
    > 00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:3a67] (rev 02)
    > 00:1a.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:3a68] (rev 02)
    > 00:1a.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:3a69] (rev 02)
    > 00:1a.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a6c] (rev 02)
    > 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family)
    > HD Audio Controller [8086:3a6e] (rev 02)
    > 00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family)
    > PCI Express Port 1 [8086:3a70] (rev 02)
    > 00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family)
    > PCI Express Port 2 [8086:3a72] (rev 02)
    > 00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a64] (rev 02)
    > 00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a65] (rev 02)
    > 00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:3a66] (rev 02)
    > 00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a6a] (rev 02)
    > 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge
    > [8086:244e] (rev a2)
    > 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801JD (ICH10D) LPC
    > Interface Controller [8086:3a1a] (rev 02)
    > 00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:3a02] (rev 02)
    > 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) SMBus
    > Controller [8086:3a60] (rev 02)
    > 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G98
    > [GeForce 9300 GE] [10de:06e0] (rev a1)
    > 04:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43222
    > Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4350]
    > linux-t741:/home/misi # iwconfig
    > enp0s25 no wireless extensions.
    >
    > lo no wireless extensions.
    >
    > linux-t741:/home/misi # sudo zypper in rfkill
    > Loading repository data...
    > Reading installed packages...
    > Resolving package dependencies...
    >
    > The following NEW package is going to be installed:
    > rfkill
    >
    > 1 new package to install.
    > Overall download size: 9.0 KiB. After the operation, additional 11.4 KiB
    > will
    > be used.
    > Continue? [y/n/? shows all options] (y): /usr/sbin/rfkill list
    > Invalid answer '/usr/sbin/rfkill list'. [y/n/? shows all options] (y): y
    > Retrieving package rfkill-0.5-2.1.2.i586 (1/1), 9.0 KiB ( 11.4 KiB
    > unpacked)
    > Retrieving: rfkill-0.5-2.1.2.i586.rpm
    > ....................................[done]
    > (1/1) Installing: rfkill-0.5-2.1.2
    > .......................................[done]"


    A small correction on your subject - your device is a BCM43222.

    In http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...ported_devices, it is
    reported that the 14e4:4350 device is supported by b43.

    As iwconfig does not show a device, you probably have not installed the firmware
    using

    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware



  3. #3

    Default Re: setup wireless with broadcom 4322

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 01/02/2014 06:06 PM, mgl wrote:
    >
    > I just switched from the unsupported xp to linux (openSUSE 13.1) and as
    > a novice here is my first major stumbling block: Following a
    > step-by-step description I found here, I installed the driver, but when
    > I try to activate it, the network setting window shows only the "Wired"
    > and the "VPN" tabs active without any content, although I am connected
    > via Ethernet cable.
    > Here are the outputs to the commands I was recommended to run for
    > debugging:
    > "linux-t741:/home/misi # /sbin/lspci -nn
    > 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM
    > Controller [8086:2e10] (rev 03)
    > 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PCI
    > Express Root Port [8086:2e11] (rev 03)
    > 00:03.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 4 Series
    > Chipset HECI Controller [8086:2e14] (rev 03)
    > 00:03.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset PT IDER
    > Controller [8086:2e16] (rev 03)
    > 00:03.3 Serial controller [0700]: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset
    > Serial KT Controller [8086:2e17] (rev 03)
    > 00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82567LM-3 Gigabit
    > Network Connection [8086:10de] (rev 02)
    > 00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:3a67] (rev 02)
    > 00:1a.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:3a68] (rev 02)
    > 00:1a.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:3a69] (rev 02)
    > 00:1a.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a6c] (rev 02)
    > 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family)
    > HD Audio Controller [8086:3a6e] (rev 02)
    > 00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family)
    > PCI Express Port 1 [8086:3a70] (rev 02)
    > 00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family)
    > PCI Express Port 2 [8086:3a72] (rev 02)
    > 00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a64] (rev 02)
    > 00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a65] (rev 02)
    > 00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:3a66] (rev 02)
    > 00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a6a] (rev 02)
    > 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge
    > [8086:244e] (rev a2)
    > 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801JD (ICH10D) LPC
    > Interface Controller [8086:3a1a] (rev 02)
    > 00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10
    > Family) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:3a02] (rev 02)
    > 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801JD/DO (ICH10 Family) SMBus
    > Controller [8086:3a60] (rev 02)
    > 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation G98
    > [GeForce 9300 GE] [10de:06e0] (rev a1)
    > 04:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43222
    > Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4350]
    > linux-t741:/home/misi # iwconfig
    > enp0s25 no wireless extensions.
    >
    > lo no wireless extensions.
    >
    > linux-t741:/home/misi # sudo zypper in rfkill
    > Loading repository data...
    > Reading installed packages...
    > Resolving package dependencies...
    >
    > The following NEW package is going to be installed:
    > rfkill
    >
    > 1 new package to install.
    > Overall download size: 9.0 KiB. After the operation, additional 11.4 KiB
    > will
    > be used.
    > Continue? [y/n/? shows all options] (y): /usr/sbin/rfkill list
    > Invalid answer '/usr/sbin/rfkill list'. [y/n/? shows all options] (y): y
    > Retrieving package rfkill-0.5-2.1.2.i586 (1/1), 9.0 KiB ( 11.4 KiB
    > unpacked)
    > Retrieving: rfkill-0.5-2.1.2.i586.rpm
    > ....................................[done]
    > (1/1) Installing: rfkill-0.5-2.1.2
    > .......................................[done]"


    A small correction on your subject - your device is a BCM43222.

    In b43 - Linux Wireless, it is
    reported that the 14e4:4350 device is supported by b43.

    As iwconfig does not show a device, you probably have not installed the firmware
    using

    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    Sorry, I am new to Linux and not quite sure what I am doing. I ran the install command as you recommended and got the message that "b43 firmware successfully installed." However, my prompt didn't come back as expected. Is this a Linux feature? Also, the KDE Network Manager still doesn't show anything and the wireless is grayed out. The YaST Network Settings shows only the wired enp0s25 port. What else is missing? Thanks!

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    Default Re: setup wireless with broadcom 4322

    On 01/03/2014 10:16 AM, mgl wrote:

    > Sorry, I am new to Linux and not quite sure what I am doing. I ran the
    > install command as you recommended and got the message that "b43
    > firmware successfully installed." However, my prompt didn't come back as
    > expected. Is this a Linux feature? Also, the KDE Network Manager still
    > doesn't show anything and the wireless is grayed out. The YaST Network
    > Settings shows only the wired enp0s25 port. What else is missing?


    No, that is not a Linux feature. There is a bug in the b43 driver that affects
    installation of the firmware. We can work around it with the following steps:

    Code:
    su -c "echo \"blacklist b43\" > /etc/modprobe.d/50-b43.conf"
    That statement is a little tricky and it is best you copy and paste it. At this
    point, reboot. Then

    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/50-b43.conf
    sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    That last command should have shown your AP. If it says "Interface doesn't
    support scanning : Network is down" or some such statement, make certain that
    your wireless switch is on. At this point, you should see a wireless device. If
    not, then post the output of

    Code:
    /usr/sbin/rfkill list


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    Default AW: Re: setup wireless with broadcom 4322

    Quote Originally Posted by mgl View Post
    Also, the KDE Network Manager still doesn't show anything and the wireless is grayed out. The YaST Network Settings shows only the wired enp0s25 port. What else is missing?
    Make sure that "User Controlled with NetworkManager" is enabled in the "Global Options" tab in YaST Network Settings. This is needed for the KDE Network Manager to work obviously.

    Apparently you have set that to "Traditional Method with ifup", otherwise YaST would give you a warning that NetworkManager is enabled.

  6. #6

    Default Re: setup wireless with broadcom 4322

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 01/03/2014 10:16 AM, mgl wrote:

    > Sorry, I am new to Linux and not quite sure what I am doing. I ran the
    > install command as you recommended and got the message that "b43
    > firmware successfully installed." However, my prompt didn't come back as
    > expected. Is this a Linux feature? Also, the KDE Network Manager still
    > doesn't show anything and the wireless is grayed out. The YaST Network
    > Settings shows only the wired enp0s25 port. What else is missing?


    No, that is not a Linux feature. There is a bug in the b43 driver that affects
    installation of the firmware. We can work around it with the following steps:

    Code:
    su -c "echo \"blacklist b43\" > /etc/modprobe.d/50-b43.conf"
    That statement is a little tricky and it is best you copy and paste it. At this
    point, reboot. Then

    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/50-b43.conf
    sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    That last command should have shown your AP. If it says "Interface doesn't
    support scanning : Network is down" or some such statement, make certain that
    your wireless switch is on. At this point, you should see a wireless device. If
    not, then post the output of

    Code:
    /usr/sbin/rfkill list
    Sorry, but now it seems to be really screwed up: The first blacklisting command was successful. However, rebooting no longer worked, as the hard drive was still running after stopping openSUSE, so I had to turn off and restart the computer. Then the new install did exactly the same by printing "b43 firmware successfully installed." without returning the prompt. As for the rest, this is what I got:

    linux-t741:/home/misi # sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/50-b43.conflinux-t741:/home/misi # sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    enp0s25 Interface doesn't support scanning.


    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.


    linux-t741:/home/misi # sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    enp0s25 Interface doesn't support scanning.


    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.


    linux-t741:/home/misi # /usr/sbin/rfkill list
    linux-t741:/home/misi #


    I am embarrassed, as I obviously did something stupid, but no idea what. Should I re-install the entire system and start from scratch?

  7. #7

    Default Re: setup wireless with broadcom 4322

    Quote Originally Posted by mgl View Post
    Sorry, but now it seems to be really screwed up: The first blacklisting command was successful. However, rebooting no longer worked, as the hard drive was still running after stopping openSUSE, so I had to turn off and restart the computer. Then the new install did exactly the same by printing "b43 firmware successfully installed." without returning the prompt.
    Then it didn't work again, so no wonder that your wireless is still not working.

    Hm, maybe installing th firmware RPMs from Packman would work?
    PackMan :: Informationen zum Paket b43-firmware

    Your wired connection is working, right?
    Then just type this to install that package:
    Code:
    sudo rpm -i http://packman.links2linux.de/download/b43-firmware/1567608/b43-firmware-4.174.64.19-3.1.noarch.rpm

  8. #8

    Default Re: setup wireless with broadcom 4322

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Then it didn't work again, so no wonder that your wireless is still not working.

    Hm, maybe installing th firmware RPMs from Packman would work?
    PackMan :: Informationen zum Paket b43-firmware

    Your wired connection is working, right?
    Then just type this to install that package:
    Code:
    sudo rpm -i http://packman.links2linux.de/download/b43-firmware/1567608/b43-firmware-4.174.64.19-3.1.noarch.rpm
    Unfortunately, no change. The scan still provides the same:
    linux-t741:/home/misi # sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    enp0s25 Interface doesn't support scanning.


    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

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    Default Re: setup wireless with broadcom 4322

    On 01/04/2014 10:16 AM, mgl wrote:
    >
    >
    > I am embarrassed, as I obviously did something stupid, but no idea what.
    > Should I re-install the entire system and start from scratch?


    Reinstallation will geet you back to exactly the same place as you are now.

    I think the forced power off lost the blacklist file. That will sometimes happen
    with new files and a crash.

    As root, create a file named /etc/modprobe.d/50-b43.conf that contains the
    following:

    Code:
    blacklist b43
    blacklist ssb
    Then issue the following:

    Code:
    sudo sync
    sudo /sbin/reboot
    After the system comes back up, run the command 'lsmod | grep b43'. That should
    produce no output. If it lists b43, then your blacklist file is not there, or
    not correct.

    Once you have verified that b43 is not loaded, then run the firmware
    installation step again.


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    Default Re: setup wireless with broadcom 4322

    On 01/04/2014 12:16 PM, mgl wrote:
    >
    > wolfi323;2613633 Wrote:
    >> Then it didn't work again, so no wonder that your wireless is still not
    >> working.
    >>
    >> Hm, maybe installing th firmware RPMs from Packman would work?
    >> 'PackMan :: Informationen zum Paket b43-firmware'
    >> (http://packman.links2linux.de/package/b43-firmware)
    >>
    >> Your wired connection is working, right?
    >> Then just type this to install that package:
    >>>

    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > > > sudo rpm -i http://packman.links2linux.de/downlo...3.1.noarch.rpm

    > --------------------
    >>>

    >
    > Unfortunately, no change. The scan still provides the same:
    > linux-t741:/home/misi # sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    > enp0s25 Interface doesn't support scanning.


    Until he gets the firmware installed, any mention of ifup, NetworkManager, or
    anything else is just likely to confuse him.



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