HP Compaq 6515b Wireless

Hi

Sorry if this sounds dumb but im posting this as a lastr resort. i loaded an old laptop with Suse 13.1

 Linux linux-36ab.site 3.11.10.-17-desktop ##1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jun 16 15.28.13 UTC 2014 (fba7c1f_ x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux 

Im having issues with the wireless driver and have tried almost all the procedure related to this topix: bc43xx, ndiswrapper, broadcom-wl, all which are found in various support topics, etc with none of them working.

what i do know is that the wireless device itself it not powering when i log into Suse (light stays off) and i believe this iswhat is causing the issue.

can anyone assist on this cause at the moment the device is not even being picked up on the lspci -vnn or anywere else. the wired connection does work though.

Kind regards

On 07/06/2014 12:26 PM, derek botha wrote:
>
> Hi
>
> Sorry if this sounds dumb but im posting this as a lastr resort. i
> loaded an old laptop with Suse 13.1

There is no Suse 13.1. Do you mean openSUSE 13.1? If so, please note the spelling.
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> Linux linux-36ab.site 3.11.10.-17-desktop ##1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jun 16 15.28.13 UTC 2014 (fba7c1f_ x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> --------------------
>
>
> Im having issues with the wireless driver and have tried almost all the
> procedure related to this topix: bc43xx, ndiswrapper, broadcom-wl, all
> which are found in various support topics, etc with none of them
> working.

How do you know it is a Broadcom device?

> what i do know is that the wireless device itself it not powering when i
> log into Suse (light stays off) and i believe this iswhat is causing the
> issue.

The light could stay off for a number of reasons.

> can anyone assist on this cause at the moment the device is not even
> being picked up on the lspci -vnn or anywere else. the wired connection
> does work though.

If a PCI wireless device is not being seen with lspci, then the hardware has
failed. Unless the kernel sees it with a scan of the PCI bus, then it can never
do anything with it. That is independent of any driver as it must happen
before any device driver is considered.

Are you sure it is a PCI device? Try lsusb to see if your wireless device shows
up there.

Humor us and post the output of ‘lspci -nnv’ and ‘lsusb’. That way we will be
able to confirm that the device does not show up.

Hi lwfinger

Find below output for commands as reqeusted:

linux-36ab:~ # lspci -nnv
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 Host Bridge [1002:7910]
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64

00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx) [1002:7912] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
        Memory behind bridge: d0400000-d05fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000c7ffffff
        Capabilities: [44] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
        Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Kernel modules: shpchp

00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device [1002:7914] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=10, subordinate=10, sec-latency=0
        Memory behind bridge: d0000000-d00fffff
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
        Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp

00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1) [1002:7915] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=20, subordinate=20, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00003fff
        Memory behind bridge: cc000000-cfffffff
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
        Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp

00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2) [1002:7916] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=30, subordinate=30, sec-latency=0
        Memory behind bridge: c8000000-c80fffff
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
        Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport
        Kernel modules: shpchp

00:12.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380] (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
        Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        I/O ports at 9000 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 9008 [size=4]
        I/O ports at 9010 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 5018 [size=4]
        I/O ports at 5020 [size=16]
        Memory at d0609000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
        Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
        Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:13.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI0) [1002:4387] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23
        Memory at d0601000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.1 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI1) [1002:4388] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
        Memory at d0602000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI2) [1002:4389] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
        Memory at d0603000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.3 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI3) [1002:438a] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
        Memory at d0604000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.4 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI4) [1002:438b] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
        Memory at d0605000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci

00:13.5 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) [1002:4386] (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23
        Memory at d0606000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [e4] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00e0
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 14)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
        I/O ports at 8200 [size=16]
        Capabilities: [b0] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable- Fixed+
        Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
        Kernel modules: i2c_piix4, sp5100_tco

00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 IDE [1002:438c] (prog-if 82 [Master PriP])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 03f4
        I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 0374
        I/O ports at 5040 [size=16]
        Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
        Kernel modules: pata_atiixp, pata_acpi, ata_generic

00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
        Memory at 84000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
        Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge [1002:438d]
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
        Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=06, sec-latency=64
        I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff
        Memory behind bridge: d0100000-d03fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 80000000-83ffffff

00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
        Flags: fast devsel
        Capabilities: [80] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface

00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
        Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
        Flags: fast devsel
        Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod

00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
        Flags: fast devsel
        Capabilities: [f0] Secure device <?>
        Kernel driver in use: k8temp
        Kernel modules: k8temp

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690M [Radeon Xpress 1200/1250/1270] [1002:791f] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 43
        Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128]
        Memory at d0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64]
        I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
        Memory at d0500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
        Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Kernel driver in use: radeon
        Kernel modules: radeon

02:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev b6)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 20
        Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
        Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
        Memory window 0: 80000000-83ffffff (prefetchable)
        Memory window 1: 88000000-8bffffff
        I/O window 0: 00001000-000010ff
        I/O window 1: 00001400-000014ff
        16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
        Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
        Kernel modules: yenta_socket

02:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 02) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
        Memory at d0101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2]
        Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
        Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
        Kernel modules: firewire_ohci

10:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1693] (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
        Physical Slot: 1
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
        Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64]
        Expansion ROM at <ignored> [disabled]
        Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
        Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
        Capabilities: [e8] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-1a-4b-ff-fe-86-12-1b
        Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
        Kernel driver in use: tg3
        Kernel modules: tg3


linux-36ab:~ # lsusb
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Also, the system is opensuse 13.1 (sorry for the mistake) and im running windows in a dual boot. In windows the wireless is comming on and is were i checked the device type to be Broadcom.

As said in my first post - i believe the problem is that the wireless is not comming on and subseqeuntly not being picked up by the kernel - though i can be dismally wrong in this as well.

Let me know if you need any additional information.

Regards
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On 07/06/2014 02:56 PM, derek botha wrote:
>
> Hi lwfinger
>
> Find below output for commands as reqeusted:
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> linux-36ab:~ # lspci -nnv
> 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 Host Bridge [1002:7910]
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
>
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx) [1002:7912] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
> Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
> I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
> Memory behind bridge: d0400000-d05fffff
> Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000c0000000-00000000c7ffffff
> Capabilities: [44] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
> Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Kernel modules: shpchp
>
> 00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Device [1002:7914] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
> Bus: primary=00, secondary=10, subordinate=10, sec-latency=0
> Memory behind bridge: d0000000-d00fffff
> Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
> Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
> Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
> Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
> Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
> Kernel driver in use: pcieport
> Kernel modules: shpchp
>
> 00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 1) [1002:7915] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
> Bus: primary=00, secondary=20, subordinate=20, sec-latency=0
> I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00003fff
> Memory behind bridge: cc000000-cfffffff
> Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
> Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
> Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
> Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
> Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
> Kernel driver in use: pcieport
> Kernel modules: shpchp
>
> 00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 2) [1002:7916] (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
> Bus: primary=00, secondary=30, subordinate=30, sec-latency=0
> Memory behind bridge: c8000000-c80fffff
> Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
> Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
> Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
> Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
> Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
> Kernel driver in use: pcieport
> Kernel modules: shpchp
>
> 00:12.0 SATA controller [0106]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380] (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
> Subsystem: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA [1002:4380]
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
> I/O ports at 9000 [size=8]
> I/O ports at 9008 [size=4]
> I/O ports at 9010 [size=8]
> I/O ports at 5018 [size=4]
> I/O ports at 5020 [size=16]
> Memory at d0609000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
> Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
> Kernel driver in use: ahci
>
> 00:13.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI0) [1002:4387] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23
> Memory at d0601000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
> Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
> Kernel modules: ohci_pci
>
> 00:13.1 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI1) [1002:4388] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
> Memory at d0602000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
> Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
> Kernel modules: ohci_pci
>
> 00:13.2 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI2) [1002:4389] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
> Memory at d0603000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
> Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
> Kernel modules: ohci_pci
>
> 00:13.3 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI3) [1002:438a] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
> Memory at d0604000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
> Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
> Kernel modules: ohci_pci
>
> 00:13.4 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB (OHCI4) [1002:438b] (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
> Memory at d0605000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
> Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
> Kernel modules: ohci_pci
>
> 00:13.5 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) [1002:4386] (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23
> Memory at d0606000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
> Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
> Capabilities: [e4] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00e0
> Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
>
> 00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 14)
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
> I/O ports at 8200 [size=16]
> Capabilities: [b0] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable- Fixed+
> Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
> Kernel modules: i2c_piix4, sp5100_tco
>
> 00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 IDE [1002:438c] (prog-if 82 [Master PriP])
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
> I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
> I/O ports at 03f4
> I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
> I/O ports at 0374
> I/O ports at 5040 [size=16]
> Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
> Kernel modules: pata_atiixp, pata_acpi, ata_generic
>
> 00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
> Memory at 84000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
> Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
> Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
> Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
>
> 00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge [1002:438d]
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
>
> 00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
> Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
> Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=06, sec-latency=64
> I/O behind bridge: 00001000-00001fff
> Memory behind bridge: d0100000-d03fffff
> Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 80000000-83ffffff
>
> 00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
> Flags: fast devsel
> Capabilities: [80] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface
>
> 00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
> Flags: fast devsel
>
> 00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
> Flags: fast devsel
> Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod
>
> 00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
> Flags: fast devsel
> Capabilities: [f0] Secure device <?>
> Kernel driver in use: k8temp
> Kernel modules: k8temp
>
> 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS690M [Radeon Xpress 1200/1250/1270] [1002:791f] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 43
> Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128]
> Memory at d0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64]
> I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
> Memory at d0500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1]
> Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
> Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
> Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
> Kernel driver in use: radeon
> Kernel modules: radeon
>
> 02:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev b6)
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 20
> Memory at d0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4]
> Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
> Memory window 0: 80000000-83ffffff (prefetchable)
> Memory window 1: 88000000-8bffffff
> I/O window 0: 00001000-000010ff
> I/O window 1: 00001400-000014ff
> 16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001
> Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
> Kernel modules: yenta_socket
>
> 02:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 02) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
> Memory at d0101000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2]
> Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
> Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
> Kernel modules: firewire_ohci
>
> 10:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1693] (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30c2]
> Physical Slot: 1
> Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
> Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64]
> Expansion ROM at <ignored> [disabled]
> Capabilities: [48] Power Management version 3
> Capabilities: [50] Vital Product Data
> Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
> Capabilities: [e8] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
> Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
> Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
> Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
> Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-1a-4b-ff-fe-86-12-1b
> Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
> Kernel driver in use: tg3
> Kernel modules: tg3
>
> --------------------
>
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
>
> linux-36ab:~ # lsusb
> Bus 004 Device 002: ID 08ff:2580 AuthenTec, Inc. AES2501 Fingerprint Sensor
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>
> --------------------
>
>
> Also, the system is opensuse 13.1 (sorry for the mistake) and im running
> windows in a dual boot. In windows the wireless is comming on and is
> were i checked the device type to be Broadcom.
>
> As said in my first post - i believe the problem is that the wireless is
> not comming on and subseqeuntly not being picked up by the kernel -
> though i can be dismally wrong in this as well.
>
> Let me know if you need any additional information.

BTW: It is openSUSE, not opensuse!

Neither your lspci nor lsusb output show any wireless devices. I have no idea
how wireless can possibly work on Windows. One thing you might do is check the
network devices in the Windows Device Manager. For the wireless device, right
click to get the properties, and then click on details. You should see “VEN_”
followed by 4 digits, and “DEV_” followed by 4 more digits. Report those two
sets of numbers here.

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Hi lwfinger

I wont make the openSUSE mistake again.

I myself is also out of what can be the cause. the only thing i can see is that windows allows that i can switch the wireless on/off on the touch panel but in openSUSE im not able to do that. (i have tried a few other flavours as well - linux mint, ubuntu).

In window the details info is

PCI/VEN_14E4&DEV_4312&SUBSYS_1370103C&REV_02

And this show again to the broadcom BCM4312 family which should be the B43xxx drivers - but no luck with that yet.

Kind regards

I also got another post to install b43-lpphy-installer, but this should be covered in the packman procedure already completed. as said the only difference i can see now it the fact that in windows i can switch the wireless on/off but in openSUSE im not currently able to do so.[/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size][/size]

I myself is also out of what can be the cause. the only thing i can see is that windows allows that i can switch the wireless on/off on the touch panel but in openSUSE im not able to do that. (i have tried a few other flavours as well - linux mint, ubuntu).

Okay, you need to figure out how to stop the windows driver from completely powering down the wireless device (at shutdown). FWIW, I have a similar model (6710b) laptop, and I recall the the HP wireless utility was powering my device down initially (at the time I was first installing openSUSE on it). Once that was disabled, I was able to progress with wireless configuration.

Thanks deano_ferrari

But that would only be the case if you are actually using the hp wireless utility. the install of windows i have doesnt use that.

i have tried a couple of setting in my BIOS as well as in windows itself but all switch off the wireless on shutdown/reboot.

i should theoretically be able to toggle in openSUSE as well??

Kind regards

Hi
Is the hp_wmi module active?


lsmod|grep hp

Also install rfkill and post the output;


zypper in rfkill
rfkill list

Well, I don’t regularly use Windows, and I don’t know which Windows version you are using, but clearly the OS is disabling the hardware at shutdown. You’ve already posted the chipset details as Windows detects/reports them, now you need to find out how to prevent the disabling from occurring.

i should theoretically be able to toggle in openSUSE as well??

Kind regards

There is a ‘rfkill’ userspace utility which used to query and control various rfkill switches (including those related to the wifi interfaces). However, it will not work here, because clearly the kernel does not detect the wireless device ie it is not effectively present (and this might include hardware which is completely powered down by the system infrastructure for some reason). You’ll know when it is powered up properly, because the chipset will then be reported by ‘/sbin/lspci’.

Ok it seem lide the hp_wmi module is active:

mike@linux-36ab:~> lsmod|grep hp
hp_wmi                 14062  0 
sparse_keymap          13948  1 hp_wmi
rfkill                 26487  4 cfg80211,bluetooth,hp_wmi
hp_accel               26012  0 
lis3lv02d              20156  1 hp_accel
wmi                    19070  1 hp_wmi
shpchp                 32936  0 
scsi_dh_hp_sw          12895  0 
scsi_dh                14882  4 scsi_dh_emc,scsi_dh_alua,scsi_dh_hp_sw,scsi_dh_rdac

linux-36ab:/home/mike # rfkill list
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: yes
1: hp-gps: GPS
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: yes

It does though show its hard blocked? sorry if im misreading the output.

Kind regards

PS: the wifi is doing the same when windows is present as well as not present. the only reason i loaded win7 was to check a specific post and try to see if i can activate it permanently.

Hi
So it’s blocked by a physical switch, so is this a Fn+key or a separate button?

So you also have a GPS?

If you operate the volume up and down keys, are these working?

My 6710b laptop is likely to have same/similar BIOS config layout to yours.

Navigate to BIOS config

System Configuration > Built-In Device Options

and check/confirm the following

Embedded WLAN Device Radio is set to ‘Enable’
LAN/WLAN Switching is set to ‘Disable’

Hi Deano_ferrari

I confirm the BIOS config was not the same but i have amended it accordingly:

Embedded WLAN Device Radio is set to 'Enable'
LAN/WLAN Switching is set to 'Disable'

when i run the rfkill list command now the output is as follow:

linux-36ab:/home/mike # rfkill list
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
1: hp-gps: GPS
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: yes

The key for switching the wireless on/off is a separate touch key (not FN + key). Also the audio is working perfectly.

Regards

On Mon 07 Jul 2014 11:56:01 AM CDT, derek botha wrote:

<snip>

The key for switching the wireless on/off is a separate touch key (not
FN + key). Also the audio is working perfectly.

Hi
So, your wireless is functioning now? Is the separate wireless switch
orange or blue?

On my HP 4440s I had to add the boot option;


acpi_osi=\"!Windows 2012\"

For both the wireless (separate button) enable/disable and backlight
keys (Fn+F2/F3) to work.


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Okay, and so is the wireless chipset now reported?

/sbin/lspci -nnv|grep Broadcom

Hi deano_ferrari

Sorry for the late reply - i have been away from the laptop as i had to do a urgent trip and will be back tomorrow.

With my plevious post i did not chech the lspci (sorry, should have done it). but what i can see is the touch button didnt work (wireless indication light was still off).

I will be back at the laptop tomorrow afternoon and will advice asap on the command feedback.

Kind regards

Hi malcolmlewis

Can i ask if you can please if possible help me to add the boot command? this isnt something i have done before.

Kind regards

Hi
YaST->System->Boot Loader, then press the ‘Boot Loader Options’ button, in the entry box called ‘Optional Kernel Command Line Parameter’ add the entry just before the showopts entry. Make sure there are spaces between the other entries, click OK etc and reboot.

Thank you malcolmlewis

Can i ask if it will make any difference if i remove the windows boot partition? i would actually like to just have openSUSE run on it.

Kind regards

Hi
Won’t really make a difference, unless your wanting to use the extra space? Lets see if can get it working first :wink: