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    Default No wireless connection after kernel update

    Hello,

    I am running Tumbleweed 64 bit, kernel 4.14.9-1-default. Wireless card is Rosewill RNX-AC1900PCI, a clone of TP-Link TC-9E wireless adapter.

    Code:
    lspci -nnk
    gives:

    Code:
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43a0] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Broadcom Limited Device [14e4:0619]
            Kernel driver in use: wl
            Kernel modules: bcma, wl
    This evening I ran "zypper dup" and the kernel was updated to 4.14.11-1.5-default, and kernel-firmware was updated automatically to version 20180104-1.1. After reboot, there's no wireless connection at all! I cannot install software packages or updates.

    At the previous kernel level, YAST Software Management shows that kernel-devel 4.14.11-1.5-default is available for installation. Its description says to help with building kernel modules. If I were to install this kernel-devel then boot into the new kernel 4.14.11-1.5, will the system shows available wireless connections?

    I would very much appreciate your suggestions and comments.


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    Default AW: No wireless connection after kernel update

    Please post:
    Code:
    uname -a
    Code:
    zypper se -si broad kernel
    Code:
    zypper lr -d

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    Default Re: No wireless connection after kernel update

    Hello Sauerland,

    Thank you for your reply. I am booting into kernel 4.14.9-1-default, thus there's Internet connection to write a reply. Here goes:

    Code:
    uname -r
    Code:
    4.14.9-1-default
    Code:
    zypper se -si broad kernel
    Code:
    S  | Name                           | Type    | Version                     | Arch   | Repository           
    ---+--------------------------------+---------+-----------------------------+--------+----------------------
    i+ | broadcom-wl                    | package | 6.30.223.271-9.24           | x86_64 | (System Packages)    
    i  | broadcom-wl-kmp-default        | package | 6.30.223.271_k4.14.9_1-9.24 | x86_64 | (System Packages)    
    i+ | kernel-default                 | package | 4.14.9-1.5                  | x86_64 | (System Packages)    
    i+ | kernel-default                 | package | 4.14.11-1.5                 | x86_64 | Main Repository (OSS)
    i+ | kernel-firmware                | package | 20180104-1.1                | noarch | Main Repository (OSS)
    i+ | mobile-broadband-provider-info | package | 20170310-1.2                | noarch | Main Repository (OSS)
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Code:
    # | Alias                            | Name                       | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                 | Service
    --+----------------------------------+----------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+---------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss    | Main Repository (NON-OSS)  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/non-oss/               |        
    2 | download.opensuse.org-oss        | Main Repository (OSS)      | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/oss/                   |        
    3 | download.opensuse.org-tumbleweed | Main Update Repository     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/tumbleweed/                     |        
    4 | openSUSE-20150519-0              | openSUSE-20150519-0        | Yes     | ( p) Yes  | No      |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HL-DT-STDVD-RAM_GH22NS30         |        
    5 | openSUSE_Tumbleweed              | openSUSE_Tumbleweed        | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ |        
    6 | repo-debug                       | openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Debug  | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/tumbleweed/repo/oss/             |        
    7 | repo-source                      | openSUSE-Tumbleweed-Source | No      | ----      | ----    |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/tumbleweed/repo/oss/

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    Default Re: No wireless connection after kernel update

    The kmp for wl is still for the previous kernel. Reboot, select the previous kernel through Advanced Options and you're back online. Then wait for an update from the broadcom-wl packages by the Packman packagers.

    Some background: the recent intel cpu flaws have forced the devs to urgently patch the kernel and some other packages. The Packman guys haven't had the time yet to rebuild their packages.
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    Default AW: No wireless connection after kernel update

    Try:
    Code:
    zypper dup
    broadcom-wl is there since today night, you have only forgotten to update......
    http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/pa...ntials/x86_64/

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    Default Re: No wireless connection after kernel update

    Hello Sauerland and Knurpht,

    Thank you both for your help. I am back on line using the new kernel after "zypper dup" which upgrades the 2 packages "broadcom-wl" and "broadcom-wl-kmp-default":

    Code:
    uname -r
    4.14.11-1-default
    Code:
    rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
            Soft blocked: no
            Hard blocked: no

    How do I mark this thread as SOLVED?

    Have a very nice day! Cheers!

    Last edited by taytong888; 07-Jan-2018 at 11:57. Reason: Add info

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