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    Default LEAP 42.3: installing Broadcom driver in a MacBook

    Running openSUSE 4.23 on a MacBook, and I want to set up wifi. This MacBook uses a proprietary Broadcom chipset (BCM4322).


    I downloaded broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-9.7.src.rpm driver (called the Linux STA 64-bit driver), and then got stuck. I’m a new user, and I can't figure out how to install this proprietary driver. It’s just sitting in my download folder. I tried to get YaST to install it, but I was really just fumbling around. Any suggestions on using the command line or YaST to install this driver would be very appreciated.

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.3: installing Broadcom driver in a MacBook

    There should be no need to compile the drivers. You'll want the broadcom-wl-kmp-default and broadcom-wl packages.

    Download from here...
    https://software.opensuse.org/search...%93&q=broadcom
    ....and install with the package manager (kernel package first).

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    Default AW: LEAP 42.3: installing Broadcom driver in a MacBook

    I would install broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-default from Packman:
    http://packman.links2linux.org/package/broadcom-wl

    But before, i would update my System per LAN-Cable.....
    Than you can enable the Packman Repo and install it with (as root):
    Code:
    zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-default

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    Wink Re: LEAP 42.3: installing Broadcom driver in a MacBook

    Quote Originally Posted by pinoverde View Post
    Running openSUSE 4.23 on a MacBook, and I want to set up wifi. This MacBook uses a proprietary Broadcom chipset (BCM4322).


    I downloaded broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-9.7.src.rpm driver (called the Linux STA 64-bit driver), and then got stuck. I’m a new user, and I can't figure out how to install this proprietary driver. It’s just sitting in my download folder. I tried to get YaST to install it, but I was really just fumbling around. Any suggestions on using the command line or YaST to install this driver would be very appreciated.

    Thank you very much for your suggestion! I was able to get wifi running!

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    Wink Re: LEAP 42.3: installing Broadcom driver in a MacBook

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    There should be no need to compile the drivers. You'll want the broadcom-wl-kmp-default and broadcom-wl packages.

    Download from here...
    https://software.opensuse.org/search...%93&q=broadcom
    ....and install with the package manager (kernel package first).

    Thank you!!! It works now!!

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.3: installing Broadcom driver in a MacBook

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    There should be no need to compile the drivers. You'll want the broadcom-wl-kmp-default and broadcom-wl packages.

    Download from here...
    https://software.opensuse.org/search...%93&q=broadcom
    ....and install with the package manager (kernel package first).

    Whoops...I replied in the wrong place!

    Thanks very much for your help! It works now!

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