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    Default wifi almost working fine

    I have hp laptop dv6000 running opensuse 13.1. I managed to get wifi working by reading posts and trying things(cutting and pasting). If I paste this code into terminal after every boot up, then wifi will work...and work really well...but otherwise, it acts as though no drivers present. I think its something simple. Can you guys help? let me know what to type and copy what you need to know. Using Broadcom 4321 and had to install brodcom-wl and the firmware and had to get rid of "default".
    su
    modprobe -r b43
    modprobe b43
    Long time linux user and pretty good cut an paste guy, but I am just a older guy learning. Thanks in advance for any help.
    cbw

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    Default Re: wifi almost working fine

    Quote Originally Posted by khopcbw View Post
    I have hp laptop dv6000 running opensuse 13.1. I managed to get wifi working by reading posts and trying things(cutting and pasting). If I paste this code into terminal after every boot up, then wifi will work...and work really well...but otherwise, it acts as though no drivers present. I think its something simple. Can you guys help? let me know what to type and copy what you need to know. Using Broadcom 4321 and had to install brodcom-wl and the firmware and had to get rid of "default".
    su
    modprobe -r b43
    modprobe b43
    Long time linux user and pretty good cut an paste guy, but I am just a older guy learning. Thanks in advance for any help.
    cbw
    Something is not quite right here.

    Do you have the packman repo configured?

    Better still, give us the output from:

    Code:
    # uname -a
    # zypper lr -d
    You need to be root for the second of those. Use code tags to post the output.

    If you are using broadcom-wl, it should just work and you should not need that "modprobe". So I think you have the wrong version of "broadcom-wl", and you are instead loading the open source driver for your card. That's actually fine, but it that case it would be better to uninstall "broadcom-wl" and rely only on the open source driver.

    I'm not quite sure what you mean by: and had to get rid of "default"

    I'm guessing that you removed the default kernel. But you have broadcom-wl only for the default kernel. And it is blocking the automatic load of b43.

    In any case, the output I have requested will help us help you.
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    Default Re: wifi almost working fine

    Quote Originally Posted by khopcbw View Post
    Long time linux user and pretty good cut an paste guy,
    Just a friendly tip: When you paste into a message on this forum, you should be pasting between CODE tags. To do that, in the message editor on this forum at the top right of the editing icons, click on the "#" button, paste your output between the CODE tags that will appear in your message.

    Your output will then look something like the following, and it will hold its formatting as it shows on the screen you are pasting from; much easier to read in some of the more complicated output.

    Code:
    su
    modprobe -r b43
    modprobe b43
    but I am just a older guy learning. Thanks in advance for any help.
    cbw
    No problem. We are all constantly learning -- or, should be.

    The term "computer" is merely an ancient code-word for "No matter how much you have learned, there is always exponentially more still to learn."
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    Default Re: wifi almost working fine

    On 04/06/2014 08:46 PM, khopcbw wrote:
    >
    > I have hp laptop dv6000 running opensuse 13.1. I managed to get wifi
    > working by reading posts and trying things(cutting and pasting). If I
    > paste this code into terminal after every boot up, then wifi will
    > work...and work really well...but otherwise, it acts as though no
    > drivers present. I think its something simple. Can you guys help?
    > let me know what to type and copy what you need to know. Using Broadcom
    > 4321 and had to install brodcom-wl and the firmware and had to get rid
    > of "default".
    > su
    > modprobe -r b43
    > modprobe b43
    > Long time linux user and pretty good cut an paste guy, but I am just a
    > older guy learning. Thanks in advance for any help.


    Are you trying to use Broadcom wl or do you want to use b43? The two are not
    compatible. You can tell that by entering '/sbin/lspci -nnk' after the wifi is
    working.

    Once you find out which driver you are using, you need to blacklist the other by
    adding 'blacklist xxx' lines in some file in directory /etc/modprobe.d/.


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    Default Re: wifi almost working fine

    Quote Originally Posted by khopcbw View Post
    I have hp laptop dv6000 running opensuse 13.1. I managed to get wifi working by reading posts and trying things(cutting and pasting). If I paste this code into terminal after every boot up, then wifi will work...and work really well...but otherwise, it acts as though no drivers present. I think its something simple. Can you guys help? let me know what to type and copy what you need to know. Using Broadcom 4321 and had to install brodcom-wl and the firmware and had to get rid of "default".
    su
    modprobe -r b43
    modprobe b43
    Long time linux user and pretty good cut an paste guy, but I am just a older guy learning. Thanks in advance for any help.
    cbw
    As the b43 driver seems to work fine for you, just uninstall "broadcom-wl" (and the corresponding "broadcom-wl-kmp-xxx").
    This one blocks the b43 driver from being loaded at boot (it contains a blacklist), so you have to load it manually.

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    Better still, give us the output from:

    Code:
    # uname -a
    # zypper lr -d

    ******************************************************************************************************************************
    output of first code:
    # uname -a
    Linux linux-em36.site 3.11.10-7-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 3 09:41:24 UTC 2014 (750023e) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux





    second code output:
    # zypper lr -d
    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
    ---+------------------------------+-------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | download.nvidia.com-opensuse | nVidia Graphics Drivers | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/13.1/ |
    2 | download.opensuse.org-Extra | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Extra | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.1/ |
    3 | download.opensuse.org-KDE3 | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:KDE3 | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.1/ |
    4 | download.opensuse.org-Stable | openSUSE BuildService - LibreOffice | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.1/ |
    5 | download.opensuse.org-oss | Main Repository (Sources) | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/source/...13.1/repo/oss/ |
    6 | ftp.gwdg.de-suse | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman...openSUSE_13.1/ |
    7 | google-chrome | google-chrome | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 |
    8 | libdvdcss repository | libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/13.1/ |
    9 | openSUSE-13.1-1.10 | openSUSE-13.1-1.10 | No | No | 99 | yast2 | hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1USB_DISK_2.0-part2 |
    10 | repo-debug | openSUSE-13.1-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/d...13.1/repo/oss/ |
    11 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.1/ |
    12 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.1-non-oss/ |
    13 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/ |
    14 | repo-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...13.1/repo/oss/ |
    15 | repo-source | openSUSE-13.1-Source | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/source/...13.1/repo/oss/ |
    16 | repo-update | openSUSE-13.1-Update | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1/ |
    17 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1-non-oss/ |


    I hope this sheds some light. let me know. cbw

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    Quote Originally Posted by khopcbw View Post
    I hope this sheds some light. let me know. cbw
    ???
    So apparently you installed broadcom-wl-kmp-default as already mentioned, that's why you needed to switch to kernel-desktop to get the b43 driver to work at all.
    (on kernel-default, the wl driver got loaded and grabbed the device in that case, because b43 is blacklisted)

    So, again:
    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    As the b43 driver seems to work fine for you, just uninstall "broadcom-wl" (and the corresponding "broadcom-wl-kmp-xxx").
    This one blocks the b43 driver from being loaded at boot (it contains a blacklist), so you have to load it manually.
    After uninstalling the broadcom-wl packages, the wireless should work after boot, without you having to load the b43 driver manually.

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    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller [10de:0547] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
    00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge [10de:0548] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
    00:01.1 SMBus [0c05]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 SMBus [10de:0542] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus
            Kernel modules: i2c_nforce2
    00:01.2 RAM memory [0500]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller [10de:0541] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
    00:01.3 Co-processor [0b40]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 Co-processor [10de:0543] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
    00:02.0 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:055e] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
            Kernel modules: ohci_pci
    00:02.1 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:055f] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    00:04.0 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller [10de:055e] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
            Kernel modules: ohci_pci
    00:04.1 USB controller [0c03]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller [10de:055f] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
    00:07.0 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio [10de:055c] (rev a1)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
            Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
    00:08.0 PCI bridge [0604]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 PCI Bridge [10de:0561] (rev a2)
    00:09.0 IDE interface [0101]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller [10de:0550] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: ahci
            Kernel modules: pata_acpi, ata_generic
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 Ethernet [10de:054c] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
            Kernel modules: forcedeth
    00:0c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:0d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: NVIDIA Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge [10de:0563] (rev a2)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:12.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation C67 [GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M] [10de:0531] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: nvidia
            Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
            Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
            Kernel driver in use: k8temp
            Kernel modules: k8temp
    02:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Pavilion dv9668eg Laptop [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
            Kernel modules: firewire_ohci
    02:05.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Pavilion dv9668eg Laptop [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
            Kernel modules: sdhci_pci
    02:05.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Pavilion dv9668eg Laptop [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: r592
            Kernel modules: r592
    02:05.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Pavilion dv9668eg Laptop [103c:30cf]
            Kernel driver in use: r852
            Kernel modules: r852
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4328] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [103c:1366]
            Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
            Kernel modules: ssb
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    Code:
     uname -aLinux linux-em36.site 3.11.10-7-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Feb 3 09:41:24 UTC 2014 (750023e) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Code:
    zypper lr -d#  | Alias                        | Name                                | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                          | Service
    ---+------------------------------+-------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
     1 | download.nvidia.com-opensuse | nVidia Graphics Drivers             | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/13.1/                                    |        
     2 | download.opensuse.org-Extra  | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Extra   | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_13.1/          |        
     3 | download.opensuse.org-KDE3   | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:KDE3    | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_13.1/           |        
     4 | download.opensuse.org-Stable | openSUSE BuildService - LibreOffice | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/LibreOffice:/Stable/openSUSE_13.1/ |        
     5 | download.opensuse.org-oss    | Main Repository (Sources)           | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/              |        
     6 | ftp.gwdg.de-suse             | Packman Repository                  | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman/suse/openSUSE_13.1/                     |        
     7 | google-chrome                | google-chrome                       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64                          |        
     8 | libdvdcss repository         | libdvdcss repository                | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/13.1/                                         |        
     9 | openSUSE-13.1-1.10           | openSUSE-13.1-1.10                  | No      | No      |   99     | yast2  | hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1USB_DISK_2.0-part2                       |        
    10 | repo-debug                   | openSUSE-13.1-Debug                 | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/               |        
    11 | repo-debug-update            | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug          | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.1/                              |        
    12 | repo-debug-update-non-oss    | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss  | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.1-non-oss/                      |        
    13 | repo-non-oss                 | openSUSE-13.1-Non-Oss               | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.1/repo/non-oss/                 |        
    14 | repo-oss                     | openSUSE-13.1-Oss                   | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/                     |        
    15 | repo-source                  | openSUSE-13.1-Source                | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/13.1/repo/oss/              |        
    16 | repo-update                  | openSUSE-13.1-Update                | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1/                                    |        
    17 | repo-update-non-oss          | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Non-Oss        | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1-non-oss/

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    Default Re: wifi almost working fine

    Quote Originally Posted by khopcbw View Post
    I hope this sheds some light. let me know. cbw
    Yes, it does.

    You are using the desktop kernel. But you appear to have installed broadcom-wl for the default kernel.

    I did something like that several months ago. I installed the 32-bit opensuse education build (just for testing). Then I installed the desktop kernel, and WiFi stopped working. Looking around, I found that the b43 driver was blacklisted (with a file in "/etc/modprobe.d". I deleted the blacklist file, and WiFi started to work. Then I removed the broadcom-wl driver.

    Best advice: Just uninstall everything related to broadcom-wl. Search for "broadcom-wl: in Yast software management. You have already demonstrated that b43 works for you, so you don't need broadcom-wl. And when you uninstall that, the blacklisting of b43 should be removed. And then it should work without having to play "modprobe" trick on every boot.
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