I lost wifi since last update

I’m new to this forum. I started using linux almost from scratch, a year ago (Feb 2016).

I have downloaded and installed linux opensuse 13.2.0, vmware workstation, established wifi connection on my Lenovo Thinkpad laptop. I had defined samba share folder on my PC (win 10) and more. Up to yesterday (Feb 20th, 2017) I could do my work.
Yesterday I got a message that are more than 1600 updates. It seems that I had some communication break or failure and since then I have the next simptoms:
– I can’t launch YaST. It doesn’t accept my admin password though I can act as su in xterm.
– I lost my wifi connection. I dont get list of possible wifi connections to connect.

Question: what data, logs, info – shall I post?

My last os-release info is:
HTML Code:
NAME="openSUSE Leap"VERSION="42.2"ID=opensuseID_LIKE="suse"VERSION_ID="42.2"PRETTY_NAME="openSUSE Leap 42.2"ANSI_COLOR="0;32"CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:opensuse:leap:42.2"BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.opensuse.org"HOME_URL=“https://www.opensuse.org/

Thanks ahead, Shmuel

You mentioned having originally installed openSUSE 13.2. Did you recently upgrade to Leap 42.2 from that installation? Or was it a clean install?

Can you post your configured repos?

zypper lr -d

Assuming that you don’t have internet connectivity via this machine, you could copy/paste the output to a text file and transfer using a memory stick so that you can post the output via a machine with internet connectivity.

Another question - Do you have a wired ethernet connection available (to connect this machine) as well?

Thank you.

  1. I used only update since system worked fine for long time.
    I don’t know which update and when it changed from 13.2.0 to LEAP.
    Is there a coomand or a log to find it ?

  2. zypper lr -d result:

#  | Alias                     | Name                               | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                         | Service---+---------------------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------- 1 | network:utilities         | network:utilities                  | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/network:/utilities/openSUSE_13.2/ |         2 | openSUSE-13.2-0           | openSUSE-13.2-0                    | Yes     | ( p) Yes  | No      |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-PLDS_DVD-RW_DS8A9SH_S45N7626Z1ZMJR0198CW |         3 | openSUSE:Leap:42.2        | openSUSE:Leap:42.2                 | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.2/repo/oss/               |         4 | repo-debug                | openSUSE-13.2-Debug                | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/13.2/repo/oss/              |         5 | repo-debug-update         | openSUSE-13.2-Update-Debug         | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.2/                             |         6 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.2-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.2-non-oss/                     |         7 | repo-non-oss              | openSUSE-13.2-Non-Oss              | Yes     | ( p) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/repo/non-oss/                |         8 | repo-oss                  | openSUSE-13.2-Oss                  | Yes     | ( p) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/13.2/repo/oss/                    |         9 | repo-source               | openSUSE-13.2-Source               | No      | ----      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/13.2/repo/oss/             |        10 | repo-update               | openSUSE-13.2-Update               | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.2/                                   |        11 | repo-update-non-oss       | openSUSE-13.2-Update-Non-Oss       | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.2-non-oss/                           |        
  1. Up to now I used wifi only. I connected a cable but don’t know how to configure lan/ethernet communication
    as YaST doesn’t launch.

  2. BTW - what is the preffered method to wrap such table as above: Code/HTML/PHP ? In this post I used the PHP

To upgrade from 13.2 to Leap would have taken a deliberate action on your part since it involves addiing/changing repos at a minimum

Your repo list shows that in addition to your 13.2 repos, you have the Leap 42.2 OSS repo

openSUSE:Leap:42.2        | openSUSE:Leap:42.2                 | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/42.2/repo/oss/
  1. Up to now I used wifi only. I connected a cable but don’t know how to configure lan/ethernet communication
    as YaST doesn’t launch.

Hopefully connecting to it will bring you a working connection without further configuration. It can be done on the command line if necessary. The Leap repo needs to be removed first with

zypper rr 3

and assuming a working internet connection do

zypper clean
zypper dup

*Hopefully that will get a working 13.2 OS again.

  1. BTW - what is the preffered method to wrap such table as above: Code/HTML/PHP ? In this post I used the PHP

Use CODE tags (refer to the ‘#’ button in the editor).

To test the ethernet connection, once plugged in observe

ip add
ip route

See if you can ping a well-known internet address eg google.com

ping 8.8.8.8

and by name

ping google.com

I had run the commands:

Check that you have an internet connection first (refer my last post). If not someone will need to help guide you to get it up and running via command line. Were you using NetworkManager for this previously? It’s late here now, so I need to get some rest.

I realy appreciate your help.

I made a reboot after cable connection.
The ping to the modem and to my PC shows connection but the icon on the panel shows disconnection.

I still can’t launch YaST by the panel icon.
When I run yast command in xterm (as su) and select Network I get:

  • hostnamess - it shows the local and my PC, probably as old connection was established
  • network services - are enabled
  • network devices > settings - I have a Warning message: “Network is currently handled by NetworkManager or completely disabled. YaSY is unable to continue some options”
  • clicking on Run - I got “Error: No snapper configuration exist. You have to create one or more configurations to use yast2-snapper. The snapper command line tool can be used to create configurations”.
  • finaly I exited by Quit.

Launching Dolphin > Network > both Network and Netwok Services are empty.

Have any other idea how to proceed ? or
shall I try “upgrade” from my installation DVD 13.2 or better download first opensuse Leap 42.2 and then try upgrade ?

Difficult to help when the machine is in this state and we’re not able to be over your shoulder. Anyway since you’re using NetworkManager, you’re best advised to use the ‘nmcli’ command line interface.

To see the available connections you can run

nmcli c

This will show which connection is active (if any)

nmcli d

By default there is usually an auto ethernet (DHCP) connection available, but if not one could be created if necessary by doing

nmcli c add "con-name" DHCP type ethernet ifname eth0
  • For 13.2, predictable interface naming was used, so you might need to check the actual interface name (eg enp2s0) in your system using
    [CODE[/sbin/ifconfig

Once the connection has been defined, you can activate it using

nmcli c up “DHCP”


Hopefully you can get a working internet connection using this approach.


Have any other idea how to proceed ? or
shall I try “upgrade” from my installation DVD 13.2 or better download first opensuse Leap 42.2 and then try upgrade ?[/QUOTE]
Yes, you could just download/install Leap from DVD (or USB bootable media) I guess.