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    Default Problems with Broadcom b43 wifi

    I installed Tumbleweed 42.3 on a Dull laptop and my Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card (BCM4312 802.11b/g Broadcom 4312 WLAN) wasn't configured. I downloaded b43-firmware-4.174.64.19-3.2.noarch and b43-firmware-4.174.64.19-3.2.noarch; Yast gave error messagess

    Error: INVALID:b43-firmware is broken, integrity check has failed.
    Error: INVALID:b43legacy-firmware is broken, integrity check has failed.

    presumably because it had no access to the CA. After a reboot I was initially able to use wifi.

    The next time around I got a prompt for kwallet and was no longer able to connect or even to get a list of access points. Networks show a white box and an airlines icon; toggling it seems to make no difference.

    Settings -> Configure Desktop Network Connections shows me one entry for Wired Connection 1 and one entry for ffxlib, the wifi access point that I had initially been able to use. General configuration shows the first two boxes checked. wifi shows SSID ffxlib, Mode infrastructure and other boxes blank. Help, Default and Reset are all greyed out.

    What next? Do I need to reset kwallet, and, if so, how is that done. Thanks.

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    Default AW: Problems with Broadcom b43 wifi

    Install broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-default from Packman with LAN-Cable:
    As root:
    Code:
    zypper in -f http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/Essentials/x86_64/broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.271_k4.15.1_1-10.10.x86_64.rpm http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/Essentials/x86_64/broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-10.10.x86_64.rpm
    Restart and use NetworkManager for Configuration.

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    Default Re: Problems with Broadcom b43 wifi

    1. I don't have a wired connection to the laptop, so I can't do an online
    update until I get the wifi issue resolved. Do you have a URL for the RPM?

    2. The laptop is 32 bit; is that the right RPM?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Problems with Broadcom b43 wifi

    I get the message "Message nothing provides kernel-uname-r=4.15.2-1-default needed by broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.271_k4.15.2_1-10.11.I586"; the currently installed packages include

    b43-firmware 4.174.64.19-3.2
    b43-fwcutter 019-3.8
    b43legacy-firmware 3.1.30.20-lp150.2.2
    iscsiuio 0.7.8.2-39.2 (0.7.8.2-40.1)
    pullin-bcm43xx-firmware 1.0-2.2

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    As root:
    Code:
    rpm -qa kernel*
    And post the Output here in Code-Tags.

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    Default Re: Problems with Broadcom b43 wifi

    <code>
    linux-0ksw:~ # rpm -qa kernel*
    kernel-default-4.15.1-1.5.i586
    kernel-firmware-20180104-1.2.noarch
    kernel-pae-4.14.15-1.6.i686
    </code>

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    Default AW: Problems with Broadcom b43 wifi

    Also post:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
    and
    Code:
    lsusb
    also
    Code:
    uname -a
    Last because you have installed the default and pae Kernel.

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    Default Re: AW: Problems with Broadcom b43 wifi

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    Also post:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
    and
    Code:
    lsusb
    also
    Code:
    uname -a
    Last because you have installed the default and pae Kernel.
    Okay.

    Code:
    linux-0ksw:~ # /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4354] (rev 13)
            Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02aa]
            Kernel driver in use: sky2
            Kernel modules: sky2
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000c]
    linux-0ksw:~ # lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 13fe:4200 Kingston Technology Company Inc. 
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0c45:63ee Microdia 
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    linux-0ksw:~ # uname -a
    Linux linux-0ksw 4.15.1-1-default #1 SMP Sun Feb 4 19:20:08 UTC 2018 (9df97e2) i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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