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    Default HP - Pavilion Laptop

    With an AMD A10-8700P Radeon R6, Compute Cores 4C+6G 1.80GHz. with Installed RAM 12.0 GB (11.4 GB usable)

    First let me say that I have to congratulate openSuSe for being the ONLY linux distro that installed from the DVD from boot to reboot without a hitch on this laptop. Most of them need a 'nomodeset' added to the grub boot loader to even get a gui to install. NOT SuSE...NICE JOB.

    Now to a small glitch I installed by broadcom bmc43xx-firmware as needed for this laptop, but in the YaST Network Settings I get the following "WARNING: Network is currently handled by network manager or completely disabled. YaST is unable to configure some options"

    I have looked around and unable to see how to turn this on. Guidance is appreciated, and yes I have read the sticky's relating to wifi.

    Thanks
    Gord
    Last edited by gabbman; 16-Aug-2017 at 14:49. Reason: spelling

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    Default Re: HP - Pavilion Laptop

    I assume you have a wired ethernet connection available? (There is another option for offline firmware install.)
    http://opensuse-guide.org/wlan.php

    Code:
    sudo zypper install b43-fwcutter
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

    Now, not to complicate things, but there appears to be a bug causing the b43 module to try and load firmware from initrd which then results in a error when not able to do so. Unloading and loading the b43 module manully fixes that, but to automate it for now please refer to my workaround....

    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...21#post2834321

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    Default Re: HP - Pavilion Laptop

    Thank you I will translate those instructions to Gnome and let you know.

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    Default Re: HP - Pavilion Laptop

    The desktop environment is not relevant here. All terminal commands. It's just a matter of making sure that you have the firmware installed. If everything is working, wlan0 should be present.

    Diagnostic info if further assistance needed....
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/hwinfo --netcard
    Code:
    ip link
    Code:
    dmesg|grep b43

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    Hi
    The other option to consider is just switching to broadcom-wl?

    Else check the systemd service which is run now rather than the script...

    Code:
    System Information
        Manufacturer: HP
        Product Name: HP 255 G4 Notebook PC
    
     /sbin/lspci -nnk |grep -A3 Network
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:804a]
        Kernel driver in use: wl
        Kernel modules: bcma, wl
    
    systemctl status pullin-bcm43xx-firmware.service
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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    The desktop environment is not relevant here. All terminal commands. It's just a matter of making sure that you have the firmware installed. If everything is working, wlan0 should be present.

    Diagnostic info if further assistance needed....
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/hwinfo --netcard
    gord@linux-pqeh:~> /usr/sbin/hwinfo --netcard
    31: PCI 200.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
    [Created at pci.378]
    Unique ID: rBUF.4WSsdYjwe97
    Parent ID: aYFK.L067T4u1j1B
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.3/0000:02:00.0
    SysFS BusID: 0000:02:00.0
    Hardware Class: network
    Device Name: "Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller"
    Model: "Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller"
    Vendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
    Device: pci 0x8136 "RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller"
    SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
    SubDevice: pci 0x80b0
    Revision: 0x07
    Driver: "r8169"
    Driver Modules: "r8169"
    Device File: eth0
    I/O Ports: 0xe000-0xefff (rw)
    Memory Range: 0xfe914000-0xfe914fff (ro,non-prefetchable)
    Memory Range: 0xfe910000-0xfe913fff (ro,non-prefetchable)
    Memory Range: 0xfe900000-0xfe90ffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
    IRQ: 50 (6210 events)
    HW Address: dc:4a:3e:ee:ca:a3
    Permanent HW Address: dc:4a:3e:ee:ca:a3
    Link detected: yes
    Module Alias: "pci:v000010ECd00008136sv0000103Csd000080B0bc02sc00i00"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: r8169 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe r8169"
    Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    Attached to: #12 (PCI bridge)

    32: PCI 300.0: 0280 Network controller
    [Created at pci.378]
    Unique ID: svHJ.LpgP4BOW_eC
    Parent ID: Rtk9.L067T4u1j1B
    SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.4/0000:03:00.0
    SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
    Hardware Class: network
    Device Name: "Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi + BT4.0 M.2 Combo Adapter"
    Model: "Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n"
    Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
    Device: pci 0x4365 "BCM43142 802.11b/g/n"
    SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
    SubDevice: pci 0x804a
    Revision: 0x01
    Driver: "bcma-pci-bridge"
    Driver Modules: "bcma"
    Memory Range: 0xfe800000-0xfe807fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
    IRQ: 33 (no events)
    Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00004365sv0000103Csd0000804Abc02sc80i00"
    Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: bcma is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe bcma"
    Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
    Attached to: #13 (PCI bridge)
    gord@linux-pqeh:~>

    Code:
    ip link
    gord@linux-pqeh:~> ip link
    1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
    link/ether dc:4a:3e:ee:ca:a3 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    gord@linux-pqeh:~>

    Code:
    dmesg|grep b43
    All is there but no wireless. I still get the following "WARNING: Network is currently handled by network manager or completely disabled. YaST is unable to configure some options"
    Last edited by gabbman; 16-Aug-2017 at 16:52. Reason: spelling

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    What really makes me scratch my head is that this simple task of connecting wireless to the internet is a no brainer on the other distro's, pick your network, add your password. Yet SuSE did what none of the other distro's could do, install off the DVD without and complications.

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    Default Re: HP - Pavilion Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by gabbman View Post
    What really makes me scratch my head is that this simple task of connecting wireless to the internet is a no brainer on the other distro's, pick your network, add your password. Yet SuSE did what none of the other distro's could do, install off the DVD without and complications.
    Hi
    Check your wifi button is working Fn+F12(?) as in cycle through it, if that doesn't work also install rfkill and check the output from the rfkill command since the driver is loaded it might all be soft blocked since you have bluetooth as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Check your wifi button is working Fn+F12(?) as in cycle through it, if that doesn't work also install rfkill and check the output from the rfkill command since the driver is loaded it might all be soft blocked since you have bluetooth as well?
    Thanks for trying, that did nothing.

    DEAL BREAKER FOR ME A LAPTOP IS USELESS WITH OUT WIFI. Windows wins again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabbman View Post
    Thanks for trying, that did nothing.

    DEAL BREAKER FOR ME A LAPTOP IS USELESS WITH OUT WIFI. Windows wins again.
    Hi
    Not really, just some operating systems ships with drivers (free/non-free) which isn't the case with openSUSE....

    Look at the broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp from the Third Party repo called packman... http://packman.links2linux.org/package/broadcom-wl
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