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    Default WiFi not initializing at installation OpenSUSE 13.2

    Hi Guys,
    I'm totally new to linux(not just openSUSE any Linux), for my studies I was instructed to install openSUSE 13.2(which is my first time with Linux after windows). I got the iso and tried the installation with bootable USB. But after the installation I saw that there was no WiFi icon on desktop. I had the same installation on my friends laptop and it worked fine(the WiFi). I concluded that my laptop has Broadcom BCM43142 wifi module and with others laptop it was realtek.
    I had another installation on my laptop and then concluded at installation time(Network Setting Tab) only Ethernet Configuration Option appears. While with others laptops wifi and Ethernet both options were available. Did researches but didn't understood anything (The commands, Yast, Zypper, Packman, etc.).
    Can anybody guide me through this installation and enabling WiFi process
    Laptop-ASUS X553MA (Intel Pentium BayTrail M Quad Core 3540), 4GB RAM, Wireless Card BCM 43142 Chip.

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    Default Re: WiFi not initializing at installation OpenSUSE 13.2

    Hi and welcome to the forum
    So, easiest way is to install the broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp packages from packman, however you need to make sure the kmp package matches your running kernel.

    If you open a terminal and run the command;

    Code:
    uname -a
    This will provide the kernel version running...

    Next look at this page;
    http://packman.links2linux.org/packa...dcom-wl/778601

    After the k in the package name you see for example 3.16.7, does this match the output from the above command?
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    Default Re: WiFi not initializing at installation OpenSUSE 13.2

    Thanks
    my kernel is 13.6.6

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    Default Re: WiFi not initializing at installation OpenSUSE 13.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Mangesh View Post
    Thanks
    my kernel is 13.6.6
    Hi
    OK, so you need to install a few packages and then grab the src rpm and build locally....

    As root user;
    Code:
    zypper in kernel-devel kernel-syms make gcc patch rpmbuild
    Now as your user (NOT root! ) grab the src rpm;
    Code:
    wget http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_13.2/Essentials/src/broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    rpmbuild --rebuild broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    This will create a directory called rpmbuild in you user home directory, then in the last few lines of output you will see the two rpms needed including the full path, so now you can switch to root user and install with;
    Code:
    zypper in /full/path/broadcom-wl-<rest of the name>.rpm /full/path/broadcom-wl-kmp-default-<rest of the name>.rpm
    mkinitrd
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    Default Re: WiFi not initializing at installation OpenSUSE 13.2

    Code:
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> zypper in kernel-devel kernel-syms make gcc patch rpmbuild
    Root privileges are required for installing or uninstalling packages.
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> sudo zypper in kernel-devel kernel-syms make gcc patch rpmbuild
    
    We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
    Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:
    
        #1) Respect the privacy of others.
        #2) Think before you type.
        #3) With great power comes great responsibility.
    
    root's password:
    Retrieving repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Non-Oss' metadata ..................[error]
    Repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Non-Oss' is invalid.
    [repo-non-oss|http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/repo/non-oss/] Valid metadata not found at specified URL
    Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
    Disabling repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Non-Oss' because of the above error.
    Retrieving repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Oss' metadata ......................[error]
    Repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Oss' is invalid.
    [repo-oss|http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/repo/oss/] Valid metadata not found at specified URL
    Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
    Disabling repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Oss' because of the above error.
    Retrieving repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Update' metadata ...................[error]
    Repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Update' is invalid.
    [repo-update|http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.2/] Valid metadata not found at specified URL
    Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
    Disabling repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Update' because of the above error.
    Retrieving repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Update-Non-Oss' metadata ...........[error]
    Repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Update-Non-Oss' is invalid.
    [repo-update-non-oss|http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.2-non-oss/] Valid metadata not found at specified URL
    Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
    Disabling repository 'openSUSE-13.2-Update-Non-Oss' because of the above error.
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    'patch' is already installed.
    No update candidate for 'patch-2.7.1-7.1.2.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
    'gcc' is already installed.
    No update candidate for 'gcc-4.8-7.1.2.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
    'make' is already installed.
    No update candidate for 'make-4.0-2.2.3.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
    'rpmbuild' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    The following 11 NEW packages are going to be installed:
      kernel-default-devel kernel-desktop-devel kernel-devel kernel-macros 
      kernel-syms kernel-xen-devel mozilla-nss-tools pesign pesign-obs-integration 
      rpm-build systemd-rpm-macros 
    
    11 new packages to install.
    Overall download size: 19.0 MiB. Already cached: 0 B  After the operation, 
    additional 60.4 MiB will be used.
    Continue? [y/n/? shows all options] (y): y
    Retrieving package kernel-macros-3.16.6-2.1.noarch
                                              (1/11), 515.3 KiB (  6.1 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving package systemd-rpm-macros-2-8.1.2.noarch
                                              (2/11),   4.7 KiB (  4.4 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving package mozilla-nss-tools-3.17.1-1.1.x86_64
                                              (3/11), 343.6 KiB (  1.7 MiB unpacked)
    Retrieving package pesign-0.109-7.1.6.x86_64
                                              (4/11),  98.4 KiB (403.9 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving package kernel-devel-3.16.6-2.1.noarch
                                              (5/11),  10.0 MiB ( 48.5 MiB unpacked)
    Retrieving package rpm-build-4.11.3-1.2.x86_64
                                              (6/11),  33.1 KiB ( 24.5 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving package pesign-obs-integration-10.0-26.3.1.x86_64
                                              (7/11),  26.1 KiB ( 57.5 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving package kernel-xen-devel-3.16.6-2.1.x86_64
                                              (8/11),   2.5 MiB (  3.3 MiB unpacked)
    Retrieving package kernel-desktop-devel-3.16.6-2.1.x86_64
                                              (9/11),   2.5 MiB (  3.2 MiB unpacked)
    Retrieving package kernel-default-devel-3.16.6-2.1.x86_64
                                             (10/11),   2.5 MiB (  3.2 MiB unpacked)
    Retrieving package kernel-syms-3.16.6-2.1.x86_64
                                               (11/11), 513.4 KiB (  345 B unpacked)
    Checking for file conflicts: .............................................[done]
    ( 1/11) Installing: kernel-macros-3.16.6-2.1 .............................[done]
    ( 2/11) Installing: systemd-rpm-macros-2-8.1.2 ...........................[done]
    ( 3/11) Installing: mozilla-nss-tools-3.17.1-1.1 .........................[done]
    ( 4/11) Installing: pesign-0.109-7.1.6 ...................................[done]
    ( 5/11) Installing: kernel-devel-3.16.6-2.1 ..............................[done]
    ( 6/11) Installing: rpm-build-4.11.3-1.2 .................................[done]
    ( 7/11) Installing: pesign-obs-integration-10.0-26.3.1 ...................[done]
    ( 8/11) Installing: kernel-xen-devel-3.16.6-2.1 ..........................[done]
    ( 9/11) Installing: kernel-desktop-devel-3.16.6-2.1 ......................[done]
    (10/11) Installing: kernel-default-devel-3.16.6-2.1 ......................[done]
    (11/11) Installing: kernel-syms-3.16.6-2.1 ...............................[done]
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> wget http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_13.2/Essentials/src/broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    --2017-09-10 00:07:38--  http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_13.2/Essentials/src/broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    Resolving packman.inode.at (packman.inode.at)... 84.116.34.231, 2001:730:3e14:8000::231
    Connecting to packman.inode.at (packman.inode.at)|84.116.34.231|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 2817560 (2.7M) [application/x-redhat-package-manager]
    Saving to: ‘broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm’
    
    100%[======================================>] 2,817,560   1.84MB/s   in 1.5s   
    
    2017-09-10 00:07:40 (1.84 MB/s) - ‘broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm’ saved [2817560/2817560]
    
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> zypper in /full/path/broadcom-wl-<rest of the name>.rpm /full/path/broadcom-wl-kmp-default-<rest of the name>.rpm
    bash: rest: No such file or directory
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> wget http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_13.2/Essentials/src/broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    --2017-09-10 00:09:45--  http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_13.2/Essentials/src/broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    Resolving packman.inode.at (packman.inode.at)... 84.116.34.231, 2001:730:3e14:8000::231
    Connecting to packman.inode.at (packman.inode.at)|84.116.34.231|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 2817560 (2.7M) [application/x-redhat-package-manager]
    Saving to: ‘broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm.1’
    
    100%[======================================>] 2,817,560   1.70MB/s   in 1.6s   
    
    2017-09-10 00:09:46 (1.70 MB/s) - ‘broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm.1’ saved [2817560/2817560]
    
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> zypper in /full/path/broadcom-wl-<rest of the name>.rpm /full/path/broadcom-wl-kmp-default-<rest of the name>.rpm
    bash: rest: No such file or directory
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> mkinitrd
    Absolute path to 'mkinitrd' is '/sbin/mkinitrd', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root).
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> sudo zypper in /full/path/broadcom-wl-<rest of the name>.rpm /full/path/broadcom-wl-kmp-default-<rest of the name>.rpm
    bash: rest: No such file or directory
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> mkinitrd
    Absolute path to 'mkinitrd' is '/sbin/mkinitrd', so running it may require superuser privileges (eg. root).
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> sudo zypper in /full/path/broadcom-wl-<rest of the name>.rpm /full/path/broadcom-wl-kmp-default-<rest of the name>.rpm
    bash: rest: No such file or directory
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> sudo mkinitrd
    root's password:
    Creating initrd: /boot/initrd-3.16.6-2-desktop
    Executing: /usr/bin/dracut --logfile /var/log/YaST2/mkinitrd.log --force /boot/initrd-3.16.6-2-desktop 3.16.6-2-desktop
    dracut module 'fcoe-uefi' will not be installed, because command 'dcbtool' could not be found!
    dracut module 'fcoe-uefi' will not be installed, because command 'fipvlan' could not be found!
    dracut module 'fcoe-uefi' will not be installed, because command 'lldpad' could not be found!
    dracut module 'fcoe-uefi' will not be installed, because command 'dcbtool' could not be found!
    dracut module 'fcoe-uefi' will not be installed, because command 'fipvlan' could not be found!
    dracut module 'fcoe-uefi' will not be installed, because command 'lldpad' could not be found!
    *** Including module: bash ***
    *** Including module: warpclock ***
    *** Including module: i18n ***
    *** Including module: ifcfg ***
    *** Including module: drm ***
    *** Including module: plymouth ***
    *** Including module: btrfs ***
    *** Including module: kernel-modules ***
    Omitting driver i2o_scsi
    *** Including module: resume ***
    *** Including module: rootfs-block ***
    *** Including module: terminfo ***
    *** Including module: udev-rules ***
    Skipping udev rule: 91-permissions.rules
    Skipping udev rule: 80-drivers-modprobe.rules
    *** Including module: systemd ***
    *** Including module: usrmount ***
    *** Including module: base ***
    *** Including module: fs-lib ***
    *** Including module: shutdown ***
    *** Including module: suse ***
    *** Including modules done ***
    *** Installing kernel module dependencies and firmware ***
    *** Installing kernel module dependencies and firmware done ***
    *** Resolving executable dependencies ***
    *** Resolving executable dependencies done***
    *** Hardlinking files ***
    *** Hardlinking files done ***
    *** Stripping files ***
    *** Stripping files done ***
    *** Generating early-microcode cpio image ***
    *** Store current command line parameters ***
    Stored kernel commandline:
     resume=UUID=a569cef8-b69c-4d60-b633-c2173cb91f71
    root=UUID=4cc0e655-0539-41b4-b61f-403aac7cd81a rootflags=rw,relatime,space_cache rootfstype=btrfs
    *** Creating image file ***
    *** Creating image file done ***
    Update bootloader...
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~>
    hey this happened after doing those commands
    can you please be more specific coz i really didn't understand what i was doing.

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    Default Re: WiFi not initializing at installation OpenSUSE 13.2

    Hi
    OK, you installed the packages but you didn't rebuild the src rpm....

    Code:
    rpmbuild --rebuild broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    Now, the '/full/path/' reference is the names on your system.... look at the terminal output when the above command is finished, if still not sure post the last 10 lines or so of the output
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    Default Re: WiFi not initializing at installation OpenSUSE 13.2

    BTW: Did anyone let your instructor know that 13.2 is long past End Of Life (EOL)?

    Perhaps inform them that current versions are openSUSE Leap 42.2 and 42.3, latter is recommended.

    But, if insisted, you would need to run the version required for the course.

    If so, you are getting some first-class advanced (for a Linux newbie) lessons from good ol' Malcolm. It will be worth doing and keeping notes.
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    Default Re: WiFi not initializing at installation OpenSUSE 13.2

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    OK, you installed the packages but you didn't rebuild the src rpm....

    Code:
    rpmbuild --rebuild broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    I did this and here's the output.

    Now, the '/full/path/' reference is the names on your system.... look at the terminal output when the above command is finished, if still not sure post the last 10 lines or so of the output
    Code:
    Vicky@linux-hnhl:~> rpmbuild --rebuild broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    Installing broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    warning: broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm: Header V4 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 1abd1afb: NOKEY
    /usr/src/linux-3.16.6-2/arch/x86/Makefile:136: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support
    /usr/src/linux-3.16.6-2/Makefile:663: Cannot use CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR_REGULAR: -fstack-protector not supported by compiler
    /usr/src/linux-3.16.6-2/arch/x86/Makefile:136: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support
    /usr/src/linux-3.16.6-2/Makefile:663: Cannot use CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR_REGULAR: -fstack-protector not supported by compiler
    /usr/src/linux-3.16.6-2/arch/x86/Makefile:136: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support
    /usr/src/linux-3.16.6-2/Makefile:663: Cannot use CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR_REGULAR: -fstack-protector not supported by compiler
    cat: /home/Vicky/rpmbuild/SOURCES/broadcom-wl-preamble: No such file or directory
    cat: /home/Vicky/rpmbuild/SOURCES/broadcom-wl-preamble: No such file or directory
    cat: /home/Vicky/rpmbuild/SOURCES/broadcom-wl-preamble: No such file or directory
    error: File /home/Vicky/rpmbuild/SOURCES/hybrid-v35_64-nodebug-pcoem-6_30_223_248.tar.gz: No such file or directory


    will you tell me basic procedure of what packages and rpm are, I think is it same like .exe files in windows. And what actually is wrong with this system that WiFi isn't working.

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    Default Re: WiFi not initializing at installation OpenSUSE 13.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    BTW: Did anyone let your instructor know that 13.2 is long past End Of Life (EOL)?

    Perhaps inform them that current versions are openSUSE Leap 42.2 and 42.3, latter is recommended.

    But, if insisted, you would need to run the version required for the course.

    If so, you are getting some first-class advanced (for a Linux newbie) lessons from good ol' Malcolm. It will be worth doing and keeping notes.
    I am really not aware why they are preferring 13.2 over leap and tumbleweed. Just got some hints that the kernel programming here is easy compared to others. I course has just started and hence I don't know much. But surely with help from here and course I'll learn many new things. BTW many thanks to malcolmlewis.

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    Default Re: WiFi not initializing at installation OpenSUSE 13.2

    Hi
    Ahh the buggy version of broadcom-wl, delete this and grab the newer version;
    Code:
    rm broadcom-wl-6.30.223.248-10.11.src.rpm
    wget http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/Essentials/src/broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-7.25.src.rpm
    rpmbuild --rebuild broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-7.25.src.rpm
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