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    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43c3] (rev 04)
    Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:86fb]
    Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 19
    Memory at f7000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
    Memory at f6800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M]
    Memory at f2400000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4M]
    Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [58] MSI: Enable- Count=1/32 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [68] Vendor Specific Information: Len=44 <?>
    Capabilities: [ac] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [13c] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-ff-ff-00-00-00
    Capabilities: [150] Power Budgeting <?>
    Capabilities: [160] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [1b0] Latency Tolerance Reporting
    Capabilities: [220] #15
    Kernel modules: brcmfmac, wl

    Hi everybody I have a problem with my new wireless card, I see it has brcmfmac and wl module, how do I make kernel use one of them? I know for other devices there is line: `kernel driver in use`.

    This is card in question:
    https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-802-11AC.../dp/B01H9QMOMY

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    Quote Originally Posted by grc View Post
    Hi everybody I have a problem with my new wireless card, I see it has brcmfmac and wl module, how do I make kernel use one of them? I know for other devices there is line: `kernel driver in use`.
    This should happen automatically.

    But the package broadcom-wl blocks (blacklists) other kernel modules, to prevent them from being loaded automatically.
    I would suggest to uninstall it, that wireless card should be supported by kernel 4.4+ (by the included brcmfmac module, which should then be used automatically).
    Last edited by wolfi323; 14-Feb-2018 at 10:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    This should happen automatically.

    But the package broadcom-wl blocks (blacklists) other kernel modules, to prevent them from being loaded automatically.
    I would suggest to uninstall it, that wireless card should be supported by kernel 4.4+ (by the included brcmfmac module, which should then be used automatically).
    The same issue. I didnas younsaid but this was happening before i installed broadcom-wl.

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    Then maybe the module cannot be loaded.

    Is kernel-firmware installed?

    Please run "dmesg -w" in a terminal window, and then "sudo modprobe -v brcmfmac" in another one, and post the output you get from the first.

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    kernel-firmware installed

    output of dmesg -w

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    Quote Originally Posted by grc View Post
    output of dmesg -w
    It probably would have been easier to do that in the graphical session...
    And I didn't want to see the full output, but rather the new one when running "sudo modprobe -v brcmfmac".
    Did you run that? And nothing changed?

    ALternatively, run this and post the output:
    Code:
    sudo dmesg -C
    sudo modprobe -v brcmfmac
    dmesg
    Last edited by wolfi323; 14-Feb-2018 at 12:15.

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    so i did as root
    dmesg -c; # clean
    modprobe -v brcmfmac;
    dmesg -w; # in another terminal

    nothing new came up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grc View Post
    nothing new came up.
    Hm.
    And what does "lspci -k" say now?

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    same as before. same as in original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grc View Post
    same as before.
    I.e. nothing.

    Well, maybe it is loaded already?
    Try to unload it first:
    Code:
    dmesg -C
    rmmod brcmfmac
    modprobe -v brcmfmac
    dmesg
    same as in original post.
    Then you didn't uninstall all broadcom-wl packages.

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