Just installed opensuse 11.2 wifi networks not detected;ny idea?
On 01/26/2010 01:06 PM, Noks28 wrote:
> Hello people,
> Just installed opensuse 11.2 wifi networks not detected;ny idea?
We need data. Please read the stickies on how to report what device you have!
My apologies for the wrong post…sry was vry much excited:|:|
Well followed the guide…
here are the observations:
- in yast; hardware info;found wireless lan mini card under network option
2.in its details; in drivers section ;i got :kernel driver:ssb
3.in the terminal dint get any o/p for dmesg | grep firmware
i tries the other sticky guide also
- after /usr/bin/lsusb
lots of devices cam
i dnt think any is related to wifi
got network controller:broadcom corp BCM4312 802.11 b/g(rev 01)
- dint get nything lik broadcom in
dmesg | less
- even tried dmesg | grep broadcom | less
then also no o/p
what about my mouse and keyboard not responding
should i post the specs frm yast hardware info?
On 01/27/2010 09:26 AM, Noks28 wrote:
> Well followed the guide…
> here are the observations:
> 1. in yast; hardware info;found wireless lan mini card under network
> 2.in its details; in drivers section ;i got :kernel driver:ssb
> 3.in the terminal dint get any o/p for dmesg | grep firmware
> i tries the other sticky guide also
> 1. after /usr/bin/lsusb
> lots of devices cam
> i dnt think any is related to wifi
> 2.after /sbin/lspci
> got network controller:broadcom corp BCM4312 802.11 b/g(rev 01)
> 3. dint get nything lik broadcom in
> dmesg | less
> 4. even tried dmesg | grep broadcom | less
> then also no o/p
> what about my mouse and keyboard not responding
> should i post the specs frm yast hardware info?
Yes, post your mouse/keyboard details and issues in the hardware forum, not here.
Your BCM4312 802.11 b/g likely has the PCI ID of 14e4:4315. You can check that
with ‘lspci -nnv | grep 14e4’. For that device, you need to (1) run kernel
2.6.32 or later, (2) use the Broadcom-wl package, or (3) use ndiswrapper with
the Windows driver.
(1) To get a 2.6.32 kernel, go to
The choice depends on your architecture. If you are not sure, use the command
‘uname -r’. After you finish downloading the RPM, you install with
sudo rpm -iv <name_of_file_you_downloaded>
After this finishes, your GRUB menu will have two new choices. You will also
need to install the firmware. Use the command
If you get a program not found and you typed it correctly, you will need to
install the b43-fwcutter package.
If you decide on options (2) or (3), you will find instructions inn this forum.
Well i think both the links are not working…
You’re right, HEAD kernels have been replaced by 2.6.33 versions.
Go to Software.openSUSE.org, and search for ‘kernel-default’ and, from the list, it’s version. The repo’s address to add it to the software installer is:
This is the kernel I’m using on my son’s laptop, that suffered a lot from dis- and reconnects.
Mind: disable the repo after installing this kernel.
Hey i am a noob could you please give the direct link and simple instructions?
Start Yast - Software - Repos. Click Add, Add above URL, name it Kernel-2.6.32, Next, import key, accept.
Now start Software installer, pick repo view, select the Kernel-2.6.32 repo, and click the “Switch packages …”. It’ll tell you there’s some packages to be removed (preload-kmp), accept that, remove package preload as well. Accept, reboot to activate new kernel.
Before all this: backup, backup.
hey my wifi is not working… i dont have any other way of accesing the net:(
No means to get a wired connection?
Yet you manage to get this post in the forum… Thought-connections?
Nah i actually have dual boot
winxp and opensuse… so what do i do now?
There’s better options for you. I’ll get back here with a link to download the broadcom-firmware package, and instructions to install it.
Please post output of (in a terminal window)
OK. Here we go:
On the windu side of your system, go to
Change to Explorer View and download the openSUSE_11.2 folder to a place in your windu install where you will be able to find it from linux.
Now boot into openSUSE, start the repo manager from Yast, pick, Add, pick “Local folder/directory” and have it point to the folder you saved. Accept, import the key.
Now you can install the broadcom-sta-kmp for your kernel, which should bring wifi to your openSUSE.
How to get into the explorer view? remember i am on windows…
and by the way Thanks
You cannot get the explorer view on linux. I meant windowsz. IE has an Explorer mode. If you view ftp://urls you need that to download entire folders.
In “View” there’s an option to display the current URL in Explorer.
when i post this ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repo…:/KMP:/Update/ in internet explorer address bar i get …windows acannot acces this folder…make sure you have the permission to do so:(