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    good morning,

    Late last night I tried to install 13.1 on my old laptop. Long story short, I installed the wrong driver (b43-fwcutter & firmware) when I needed (broadcom wl). Using yast to uninstall the driver (b43) & Installing the correct driver over the previous did not work. Any suggestions other than re-installing.
    lspci indicated bcm4321.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilbert View Post
    good morning,

    Late last night I tried to install 13.1 on my old laptop. Long story short, I installed the wrong driver (b43-fwcutter & firmware) when I needed (broadcom wl). Using yast to uninstall the driver (b43) & Installing the correct driver over the previous did not work. Any suggestions other than re-installing.
    lspci indicated bcm4321.
    John
    You mix something up here.
    The firmware is _no_ driver. It is loaded by the b43 driver to make your device work.
    If you don't use the b43 driver, it doesn't matter if that firmware (or b43-fwcutter which is just a program to extract the firmware out of a binary driver) is installed or not.

    Please post the output of "lspci -nnk". There is more than one bcm4321 device.

    And how did you install the wl driver?
    If it's the package from Packman, make sure you installed "broadcom-wl" _and_ "broadcom-wl-kmp-xxx" (where xxx depends on your kernel).
    "broadcom-wl" prevents the b43 driver from loading, if you don't install it wl cannot be used because your card is already in use by the b43 driver.

    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep broadcom
    Code:
    uname -a

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    Default Re: Uninstall Wireless drivers.

    Installing 'wl' will blacklist b43 assuming you did properly
    https://forums.opensuse.org/entry.ph...s-from-Packman
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    You mix something up here.
    The firmware is _no_ driver. It is loaded by the b43 driver to make your device work.
    If you don't use the b43 driver, it doesn't matter if that firmware (or b43-fwcutter which is just a program to extract the firmware out of a binary driver) is installed or not.

    Not sure where to go from here, thanks for the help. Here is the info you requested:
    Please post the output of "lspci -nnk". There is more than one bcm4321 device.
    Here it is:


    linux-5tjd:/home/kilbert # 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 [1028:01cd]
    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)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 [8086:27d0] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 [8086:27d2] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 4 [8086:27d6] (rev 01)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:27c8] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:27c9] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:27ca] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:27cb] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:27cc] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    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 [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
    Kernel modules: intel_rng, lpc_ich, leds_ss4200
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode] [8086:27c4] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    Kernel modules: ata_piix, pata_acpi, ata_generic
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller [8086:27da] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    Kernel modules: i2c_i801
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV515/M54 [Mobility Radeon X1400] [1002:7145]
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:2002]
    Kernel driver in use: radeon
    Kernel modules: radeon
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Inspiron 9400 Laptop [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: b44
    Kernel modules: b44
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832]
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    Kernel modules: firewire_ohci
    03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 19)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    Kernel modules: sdhci_pci
    03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 0a)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: r592
    Kernel modules: r592
    03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01cd]
    Kernel driver in use: r852
    Kernel modules: r852
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0009]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules: ssb




    And how did you install the wl driver?
    via yast,I just selected it and rebooted
    If it's the package from Packman,
    Yes its from packman
    make sure you installed "broadcom-wl" _and_ "broadcom-wl-kmp-xxx" (where xxx depends on your kernel).
    mine says wl-kmp-default
    "broadcom-wl" prevents the b43 driver from loading, if you don't install it wl cannot be used because your card is already in use by the b43 driver.

    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep broadcom
    Code:
    uname -a
    kilbert@linux-5tjd:~> rpm -qa |grep broadcom
    broadcom-wl-6.30.223.141-2.6.i586
    broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.141_k3.11.6_4-2.6.i586
    kilbert@linux-5tjd:~> uname -a
    Linux linux-5tjd.site 3.11.6-4-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Oct 30 18:04:56 UTC 2013 (e6d4a27) i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


    Thanks

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    packages installed:
    Broadcom-wl
    Broadcom--mw-kmp-default

    I see one that says desktop, is that what I want to install, and uninstall -default?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kilbert View Post
    kilbert@linux-5tjd:~> rpm -qa |grep broadcom
    broadcom-wl-6.30.223.141-2.6.i586
    broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.141_k3.11.6_4-2.6.i586
    kilbert@linux-5tjd:~> uname -a
    Linux linux-5tjd.site 3.11.6-4-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Oct 30 18:04:56 UTC 2013 (e6d4a27) i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
    You're using kernel-desktop, but have installed the driver for kernel-default, therefore it doesn't work.
    Remove broadcom-wl-kmp-default again (and kernel-default, which is also installed most likely) and install broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop.
    Code:
    sudo zypper rm kernel-default broadcom-wl-kmp-default +broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop
    or use YaST for that.

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    ok I did that & rebooted. now I show:

    Broadcom-wl
    Broadcom-mw-kmp-desktop

    Still no wireless.

    linux-5tjd:/home/kilbert # lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
    00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e1)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7-M Family) SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV515/M54 [Mobility Radeon X1400]
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
    03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
    03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
    03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
    0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01)

    linux-5tjd:/home/kilbert # iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    Still no wireless.

    any idea?
    thanks

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    Please post the output of "lspci -nnk | grep BCM4321 -A3", that shows which kernel module is in use.
    And please post again, which kernel you are using ("uname -a").

    What does the file /etc/modprobe.d/50-broadcom-wl-blacklist.conf contain? If it doesn't exist, you have to re-install "broadcom-wl".

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    sure: here is the output:

    Please post the output of "lspci -nnk | grep BCM4321 -A3", that shows which kernel module is in use.
    linux-5tjd:/home/kilbert # lspci -nnk | grep BCM4321 -A3
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card [1028:0009]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Kernel modules: ssb, wl



    And please post again, which kernel you are using ("uname -a").
    linux-5tjd:/home/kilbert # uname -a
    Linux linux-5tjd.site 3.11.6-4-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Oct 30 18:04:56 UTC 2013 (e6d4a27) i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux



    What does the file /etc/modprobe.d/50-broadcom-wl-blacklist.conf contain?
    # modules blacklisted for broadcom-wl
    blacklist bcm43xx
    blacklist ssb
    blacklist b43
    blacklist ndiswrapper
    blacklist brcm80211
    blacklist bcma
    blacklist brcmsmac

    thanks again
    John

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    Default Re: Uninstall Wireless drivers.

    Please try

    Code:
    su -
    modprobe -rv b43
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