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    Default Whick kernel to install to get newer Wifi drivers?

    so I have 2 laptops using Intel 8260 and Intel 8265 Wifi cards. According to Intel, I need a minimum of 4.4 for Intel 8260 but at least 4.6 for the 8265.

    On Ubuntu 16.04.2, I am able to install "HWE" kernels from the official repositories to get updated kernel.

    I want to know if there's something similar in OpenSUSE. If yes, which package do I install?

    I search software.opensuse.org with the keyword "kernel" but I'm unsure which one to install.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Default AW: Whick kernel to install to get newer Wifi drivers?

    Post the ID's of the Chips.

    In Leap 42.3 is a kernel with some Changes of higher Kernel-Versions, so maybe the Wlan Chips are supported.
    Bur that can only be said, if we know the ID.

    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -i net
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 09)
    05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43b1] (rev 03

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    Default Re: Whick kernel to install to get newer Wifi drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjayviper View Post
    I search software.opensuse.org with the keyword "kernel" but I'm unsure which one to install.
    There is a kernels repo at:
    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard/
    You can add that, and use it to install newer kernels.

    However, I do suggest that you follow Sauerland's advice and first check whether the support you need is already in the standard kernel for 42.3. (They have back-ported some of what's in newer kernels).
    openSUSE Leap 15.3; KDE Plasma 5.18.6;

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    Default Re: AW: Whick kernel to install to get newer Wifi drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    Post the ID's of the Chips.

    In Leap 42.3 is a kernel with some Changes of higher Kernel-Versions, so maybe the Wlan Chips are supported.
    Bur that can only be said, if we know the ID.
    is there an opensuse page that list supported hardware in a release? I've searched for one yesterday and I didn't see any. Thanks

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    Default Re: AW: Whick kernel to install to get newer Wifi drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrjayviper View Post
    is there an opensuse page that list supported hardware in a release? I've searched for one yesterday and I didn't see any. Thanks
    There's no complete list. It's largely down to the kernel version in use. You're best to post the chipset details as Sauerland has already advised.

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