Hello, openSUSE comunity !
I never used this OS before, so I have no big idea about how things works.
I recently installed v13.2 32bit on my brother’s laptop, because I really think it works faster than Win7 32bit.
It really looks cool, I like it, and it also works faster, but I have a problem: Wifi is not working.
It is not showing up like in windows7, by default.
All I see is that black cable, with a little red X in the bottom of icon. It says “NetworkManager not running”.
So my question is, how do I set up the wifi connection ? I want a detailed explication exactly for 13.2 KDE, please.
Thank you very much for replying !
I did all you said, but after I clicked on “Finish”, I got a message that was telling me to have
I clicked “ok” even if I’m not sure if I had that thing opened… my brother removed that white window with few apps from the desktop (no idea how to reopen it), and I got an error saying that the Network is not available, or something like that.
I clicked on ok… then wanted to give it a second chance, but when I opened the Network Settings, I got this message: “Warning ! Network is currently handled by NetworkManager or completely disabled. YaST is unable to configure some options.”
What should I do ?
In the Global Options, that “Enable IPv6” is marked, at “DHCP Client Identifier” is nothing written, and at “Hostname to Send” is written “AUTO”.
Also, the “Change Default Route via DHCP” is marked, and looks like unmarkable.
Click on the icon, and you should see a list of networks. Click on one to connect, you’ll then be asked for a password if necessary.
If you don’t see any wireless networks then your wireless card is probably not working at all.
In that case, please post the output of “/sbin/lspci -nnk” (or “lsusb” if it is an USB device) so that we know what model it is.
You need to look for that icon in the tray. It should not have a red X any more. It might have changed appearance. I think it looks like a wire with a connector in the middle, or it looks like the WiFi indicator on android cell phones. If not sure, hold your mouse over each tray icon until it tells you what it is for. Find the one that seems to be network related. Then click that, and see if there are WiFi options.
It is possible that your WiFi card is not recognized by the linux kernel. So post the output from
Use code tags to post the output. You can generate code tags with the “#” icon in the forum edit window, then paste the output between those.
You found the right tray icon for wireless settings.
There are several possibilities. One possibility is that the wireless is blocked. This can happen if you use a key combination (often FnF2) to turn off WiFi in Windows. The fix for this is to boot to Windows and make sure that it is turned on. Or see if that same key combination works in opensuse.
Another possibility is that your card isn’t being properly recognized. This could be because you need the firmware. The quickest way to solve this is to install the broadcom-wl driver from Packman.
If you don’t already have the Packman repo configured, then do that first. You can do that with Yast → Software Repositories, click on Add, then check the box for Community repos. Then select Packman and hit Okay (or Finish or whatever it is).
If you have Packman configured, then use Yast → SoftwareManagement. Type “broadcom” in the search box and hit search.
You will need to install: “broadcom-wl” and “broadcom-wl-kmp-something” where the “something” matches your kernel. If you have the default kernel installed, use “default” there. Or “desktop” if you have the desktop kernel installed. You can find which kernel you are using with the command
You could install the proprietary broadcom-wl driver as nrickert mentioned already.
It should also work with the included b43 driver, but you would need to install additional firmware (that cannot be included for legal reason).
You can get the firmware by installing the package “b43-firmware” (also available on Packman), or by manually downloading/installing it as instructed here: http://linuxwireless.sipsolutions.net/en/users/Drivers/b43/#openSUSE