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    Default LEAP 42.3 BCM 4360

    Hi,

    A noob here...tried my best to follow the threads but still have problems getting my wireless adapter to work.

    Would appreciate your help and please see below the steps I have followed. Thanks so much!


    1)
    /sbin/lspci


    05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0c)

    08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)



    2)

    /sbin/lspci -n

    05:00.0 0200: 10ec:8168 (rev 0c)

    08:00.0 0280: 14e4:43a0 (rev 03)



    [ 1.602243] bcma: Unsupported SPROM revision: 11

    [ 1.602244] bcma: bus0: Invalid SPROM read from the PCIe card, trying to use fallback SPROM

    [ 1.602244] bcma: bus0: Using fallback SPROM failed (err -2)

    [ 1.602244] bcma: bus0: No SPROM available



    [ 1.614151] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4360 WLAN found (core revision 42)

    [ 1.614507] b43-phy0 ERROR: FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY (Analog 12, Type 11 (AC), Revision 1)

    [ 1.614512] b43: probe of bcma0:1 failed with error -95

    [ 1.614524] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PNLS ]


    3)

    r3:~ # zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-default

    Loading repository data...

    Reading installed packages...

    Resolving package dependencies...



    The following 2 NEW packages are going to be installed:
    broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-default


    2 new packages to install.
    Overall download size: 1.4 MiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the operation,
    additional 7.2 MiB will be used.
    Continue? [y/n/...? shows all options] (y): y
    Retrieving package broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.271_k4.4.104_39-9.12.x86_64
    (1/2), 1.4 MiB ( 7.2 MiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.271_k4.4.104_39[done (113.9 KiB/s)]
    Retrieving package broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-9.12.x86_64
    (2/2), 9.4 KiB ( 13.3 KiB unpacked)
    Retrieving: broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-9.12.x86_64.rpm .........[done (9.4 KiB/s)]
    Checking for file conflicts: .............................................[done]
    (1/2) Installing: broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.271_k4.4.104_39-9.12.x8[done]
    (2/2) Installing: broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-9.12.x86_64 ...................[done]

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.3 BCM 4360

    Hi and welcome to the Forum
    As root user rebuild initrd and reboot to ensure bcma is blacklisted and the wl module gets loaded;
    Code:
    su -
    mkinitrd
    The broadcom-wl kmp package should also match your running kernel, check the your kernel version with uname -a.

    If it's still not working, install the rfkill package and again as root user check it's not blocked via;
    Code:
    su -
    zypper in rfkill
    rfkill list
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    Default Re: LEAP 42.3 BCM 4360

    Hi Malcolmlewis,

    Code:

    su -
    mkinitrd


    This make it work now. Thanks so much!!

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.3 BCM 4360

    Hi,

    Due to unfamiliarity, I re-partition my whole hard drive and I guess I need to re -set the hardware.

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci

    05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0c)
    08:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)


    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -n
    05:00.0 0200: 10ec:8168 (rev 0c)
    08:00.0 0280: 14e4:43a0 (rev 03)


    however, unlike the first post in January, the following is not in the output:

    [ 1.602243] bcma: Unsupported SPROM revision: 11

    [ 1.602244] bcma: bus0: Invalid SPROM read from the PCIe card, trying to use fallback SPROM

    [ 1.602244] bcma: bus0: Using fallback SPROM failed (err -2)

    [ 1.602244] bcma: bus0: No SPROM available



    [ 1.614151] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4360 WLAN found (core revision 42)

    [ 1.614507] b43-phy0 ERROR: FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY (Analog 12, Type 11 (AC), Revision 1)

    [ 1.614512] b43: probe of bcma0:1 failed with error -95

    [ 1.614524] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PNLS ]


    Code:
    zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-default
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    'broadcom-wl' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    No provider of 'broadcom-wl' found.
    'broadcom-wl-kmp-default' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
    No provider of 'broadcom-wl-kmp-default' found.
    Resolving package dependencies...

    Nothing to do.


    I have re-partitioned (or at least I thought) to use the whole hard disk so I can have an entirely fresh install of Opensuse. Does the above reflect otherwise i.e. some old files are not yet "partitioned" or "formatted"?

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    Default AW: LEAP 42.3 BCM 4360

    You have to add the Packman Repo:
    https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre...SUSE-Leap-42-3

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    Default Re: AW: LEAP 42.3 BCM 4360

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    Thanks Sauerland, I have followed the steps, and i

    Code:
    zypper in broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-default

    stopping after

    Code:
    mkinitrd
    I think the computer has detected the card but the wireless is yet to work....I suspect it is a configuration issue. May I know what to do next or what commands I can use to "debug" the status.

    Thanks so much again!

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    Default Re: AW: LEAP 42.3 BCM 4360

    See if the wl driver is loaded...
    Code:
    lsmod|grep wl
    or
    Code:
    /usr/sbin/hwinfo --wlan
    There should be a wireless device node (wlan0) present
    Code:
    ip link
    If that checks out as expected you can move on to configuring the desired wireless connection. Is NetworkManager running? (Wicked or NetworkManager can be used, but the latter is easier to work with for new users and those that change network environments frequently.)
    Code:
    systemctl status NetworkManager
    A useful guide...
    https://doc.opensuse.org/documentati...ce/cha.nm.html

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.3 BCM 4360

    Hi Deano,

    Code:
    by79@linux-3ztp:~> lsmod|grep wl
    wl                   6451200  0 
    cfg80211              614400  1 wl
    by79@linux-3ztp:~> 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: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
        link/ether ec:08:6b:4a:0d:fb brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    3: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
        link/ether e0:d5:5e:24:91:1b brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    by79@linux-3ztp:~> systemctl status NetworkManager
    ● NetworkManager.service - Network Manager
       Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
       Active: inactive (dead)
    by79@linux-3ztp:~>
    From the above, there is a "NetworkManager" but when I went to Yast, I couldn't find a "Network Manager"...should it be "Network Settings" or "Network Services (xinetd)"?

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.3 BCM 4360

    That looks as expected, but NetworkManager is not enabled. This means that wicked is likely to be in use.

    Anyway, to switch to NetworkManager...

    YaST > System > Network Settings > Global Options > change the 'Network Setup Method' to 'Network Manager Service' and then click 'OK'. There should now be a NM icon available on the desktop to allow configuration. The guide has the details about configuring, but ask if you need further assistance.

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    Default Re: LEAP 42.3 BCM 4360

    Looks ok now, thanks Deano!

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