After upgrade no wifi - Brodcom BCM43142

I have recently installed GeckoLinux and upgraded (zypper dup) to latest Tumbleweed. Before upgrade there was no problem with wifi - now there is no wifi!

I have followed all the instructions to load the broadcom-wl package, but still no wifi.

uname -a returns “Linux **** 4.16.12-1-default #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri May 25 18:40:19 UTC 2018 (39c7522) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux”

From Yast
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[TABLE=“align: center”]|| Alternate Version
| Installed Version
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| Version:
| 6.30.223.271-11.137
| 6.30.223.271-11.137
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| Build Time:
| ven. 27 mars 2020 09:01:04
| ven. 27 mars 2020 09:01:04

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| Install Time:
|| ven. 27 mars 2020 16:44:51
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| License:
| SUSE-NonFree
| SUSE-NonFree
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| Installed Size:
| 13,3 KiB
| 13,3 KiB
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| Download Size:
| 14,1 KiB
| 0 B
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| Distribution:
|| Essentials / openSUSE_Tumbleweed
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| Vendor:
| http://packman.links2linux.de
| http://packman.links2linux.de
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| Packager:
| packman@links2linux.de
| packman@links2linux.de
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| Architecture:
| x86_64
| x86_64
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| Build Host:
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| URL:
| http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
| http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
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| Source Package:
| broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-11.137
| broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-11.137
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| Media No.:
| 1
| 0
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| Authors:
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Any ideas gratefully accepted.

Frank
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my post missed out the information from Yast, so here it is:-

Alternate Version Installed Version
Version: 6.30.223.271-11.137 6.30.223.271-11.137
Build Time: ven. 27 mars 2020 09:01:04 ven. 27 mars 2020 09:01:04
Install Time: ven. 27 mars 2020 16:44:51
License: SUSE-NonFree SUSE-NonFree
Installed Size: 13,3 KiB 13,3 KiB
Download Size: 14,1 KiB 0 B
Distribution: Essentials / openSUSE_Tumbleweed
Vendor: http://packman.links2linux.de http://packman.links2linux.de
Packager: packman@links2linux.de packman@links2linux.de
Architecture: x86_64 x86_64
Build Host:
URL: http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
Source Package: broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-11.137 broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-11.137
Media No.: 1 0
Authors:

Hi
Then you didn’t upgrade properly since Tumbleweed currently has the 5.5.11 kernel…

What does the following say;


cat /etc/os-release
zypper lr -dE

How did you ‘upgrade’?

Upgrade was using “zypper dup”


# cat /etc/os-release
NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
# VERSION="20200325"
ID="opensuse-tumbleweed"
ID_LIKE="opensuse suse"
VERSION_ID="20200325"
PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE Tumbleweed"
ANSI_COLOR="0;32"
CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:opensuse:tumbleweed:20200325"
BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.opensuse.org"
HOME_URL="https://www.opensuse.org/"
LOGO="distributor-logo"

# zypper lr -dE
#  | Alias                                | Name                   | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                 | Service
---+--------------------------------------+------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+---------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
 1 | Google-chrome                        | Google-chrome          | Yes     | ( p) Yes  | Yes     |  115     | rpm-md | https://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64                |        
 2 | Google-talkplugin                    | Google-talkplugin      | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |  115     | rpm-md | https://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/rpm/stable/x86_64            |        
 3 | Nvidia                               | Nvidia                 | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |  115     | rpm-md | https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/tumbleweed                     |        
 4 | Packman_Tumbleweed                   | Packman_Tumbleweed     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   90     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ |        
 5 | Tumbleweed_OSS                       | Tumbleweed_OSS         | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   98     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/oss/                   |        
 6 | Tumbleweed_OSS-updates               | Tumbleweed_OSS-updates | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   97     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/tumbleweed/                     |        
 7 | Tumbleweed_non-OSS                   | Tumbleweed_non-OSS     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   98     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/non-oss/               |        
 8 | google-chrome-unstable               | google-chrome-unstable | Yes     | ( p) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64                 |        
 9 | packman                              | packman                | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/  |        
10 | packman.inode.at-openSUSE_Tumbleweed | Packman Repository     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/                   |        
11 | skype-stable                         | skype (stable)         | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/ 

Besides your Problem, you have incoorect Repos for Tumbleweed:

 9 | packman                              | packman                | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/  | 

These are 2 times:

 8 | google-chrome-unstable               | google-chrome-unstable | Yes     | ( p) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64  
10 | packman.inode.at-openSUSE_Tumbleweed | Packman Repository     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/    

I would delete them.

Also you can post:

zypper se -si kernel
zypper se -si | grep -Ei 'systemp|system-p|system_p'
zypper se -si kernel
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S  | Name                  | Type    | Version      | Arch   | Repository       
---+-----------------------+---------+--------------+--------+------------------
i+ | kernel-default        | package | 5.5.9-1.2    | x86_64 | (System Packages)
i+ | kernel-default        | package | 4.16.12-1.4  | x86_64 | (System Packages)
i+ | kernel-default        | package | 5.5.11-1.2   | x86_64 | Tumbleweed_OSS   
i+ | kernel-firmware       | package | 20200316-1.1 | noarch | Tumbleweed_OSS   
i  | purge-kernels-service | package | 0-6.1        | noarch | Tumbleweed_OSS

No response to the “zypper se -si | grep -Ei ‘systemp|system-p|system_p’” command.

Maybe this one is working:

zypper se -si | grep -Ei 'systemp|system-p|system p'

I would delete the old kernel:

i+ | kernel-default        | package | 4.16.12-1.4  | x86_64 | (System Packages)

If broadcom-wl and broadcom-wl-kmp-default is installed from the Packman-Tumbleweed Repo, you should start your Linux with this Kernel:

i+ | kernel-default        | package | 5.5.11-1.2   | x86_64 | Tumbleweed_OSS 

[QUOTE=Sauerland;2931115]Maybe this one is working:

zypper se -si | grep -Ei 'systemp|system-p|system p'

Here is the output :-


# zypper se -si|grep -Ei 'systemp|system-p|system p'
i+ | b43-firmware                             | package | 4.174.64.19-3.2                 | noarch | (System Packages) 
i+ | kernel-default                           | package | 5.5.9-1.2                       | x86_64 | (System Packages) 
i+ | kernel-default                           | package | 4.16.12-1.4                     | x86_64 | (System Packages) 
i  | libfdk-aac1                              | package | 0.1.6-1.1                       | x86_64 | (System Packages) 
i  | libicu61_1                               | package | 61.1-1.1                        | x86_64 | (System Packages) 
i  | libicu61_1-ledata                        | package | 61.1-1.1                        | noarch | (System Packages) 
i  | libpoppler74                             | package | 0.63.0-1.1                      | x86_64 | (System Packages) 
i  | libx264-152                              | package | 0.152svn20180305-3.1            | x86_64 | (System Packages) 
i  | libx265-151                              | package | 2.7-3.1                         | x86_64 | (System Packages) 

I have deleted the incorrect repos as advised.

FYI - When I first installed Gecko (sharing a hard disc with an old Windows system) i had a few problems with the Grub bootloader and had to boot from in safe mode. This may be the start of the old kernel problem?

Frank

I would delete this kernel:

i+ | kernel-default                           | package | 4.16.12-1.4                     | x86_64 | (System Packages) 

Its the old one from Gecko, you do not need this one any more.
This is also the only “problem” I see in the zypper output.

When you have delete it, open a terminal/konsole, switch with

su -l

to root and:

dracut -f
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

Restart you Computer and start with kernel 5.5.11 in grub2.

Thanks - but I have searched to find how to delete the old kernel using zypper, and I have not been able to find how to do it!

Frank

[quote="“frank4360,post:10,topic:140004”]

Frank[/QUOTE]

With Version:

zypper rm kernel-default-4.16.12-1.4

Thanks for all your help.

Reboot now loads with the latest kernel and wifi works again.

Thanks again.

Frank