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    Default Latest 13.1 "Stable" Kernel and Wireless Broadcom Drivers

    Having a bit of trouble getting my Dell M4700 Broadcom BCM43228 wireless working. Was running the 3.11.6-4.1 desktop kernel and then upgraded to 3.13.1-3.gfc9498b-desktop via

    Code:
    zypper in --from Kernel:stable kernel-desktop
    I still have the old 3.11 kernel available and everything still works there.

    Here is everything I tried in 3.13:

    -Removed and re-installed the broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-desktop drivers via Yast and zypper with no luck. I'm assuming these probably haven't been patched or compiled yet for 3.13?

    -Downloaded the Broadcom driver directly from:
    HTML Code:
    http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
    and getting errors. Here is the output:

    Code:
    KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-3.13.1-3.gfc9498b-obj/x86_64/desktop'
    CFG80211 API is prefered for this kernel version
    Using CFG80211 API
      LD      /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/built-in.o
      CC [M]  /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/shared/linux_osl.o
      CC [M]  /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c: In function ‘wl_tkip_printstats’:
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3246:7: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘wl->tkipmodops->print_stats’ from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
           wl->tkip_bcast_data[idx]);
           ^
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3246:7: note: expected ‘struct seq_file *’ but argument is of type ‘char *’
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3249:4: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘wl->tkipmodops->print_stats’ from incompatible pointer type [enabled by default]
        wl->tkipmodops->print_stats(debug_buf, wl->tkip_ucast_data);
        ^
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3249:4: note: expected ‘struct seq_file *’ but argument is of type ‘char *’
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c: In function ‘wl_reg_proc_entry’:
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3470:2: error: implicit declaration of function ‘create_proc_entry’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
      if ((wl->proc_entry = create_proc_entry(tmp, 0644, NULL)) == NULL) {
      ^
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3470:22: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast [enabled by default]
      if ((wl->proc_entry = create_proc_entry(tmp, 0644, NULL)) == NULL) {                                              
                          ^                                                                                             
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3475:16: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type      
      wl->proc_entry->read_proc = wl_proc_read;                                                                         
                    ^                                                                                                   
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3476:16: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type      
      wl->proc_entry->write_proc = wl_proc_write;                                                                       
                    ^                                                                                                   
    /home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:3477:16: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type      
      wl->proc_entry->data = wl;                                                                                        
                    ^                                                                                                   
    cc1: some warnings being treated as errors                                                                          
    make[4]: *** [/home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o] Error 1                                        
    make[3]: *** [_module_/home/chris/Downloads/hybrid_wl] Error 2                                                      
    make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2                                                                                     
    make[1]: *** [all] Error 2                                                                                          
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-3.13.1-3.gfc9498b-obj/x86_64/desktop'                                    
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    Got the 331.38 Nvidia drivers working with 3.13 via a patch so I'm wondering if anyone has had any luck doing similar with broadcom drivers? If not, does anyone know (other than sakc'ing my own kernel) where I can get the stable version of the 3.12 desktop kernel? I dug through the repos and couldn't find it. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Latest 13.1 "Stable" Kernel and Wireless Broadcom Drivers

    Found an answer that seems to work here:

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...-OpenSuse-13-1

    Thanks abik0!

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