LEAP 15.0 Wireless issue

Hi All,

Fresh install of Leap 15.0 on an old Dell Studio XPS 1340. It has a Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY.

Wireless is not working no matter what I try. Below options are what I’ve tried:

  1. Installed the drivers as per the first Sticky note.
  2. Installed Packman repos and installed broadcom driver from there.
  3. Updated the system.
  4. In Yast -> Hardware Information -> Network Card -> Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card -> Drivers ->Active:Yes

It’s an old laptop and I used to use Opensuse before.

Out of ideas to make the wireless work. Wired ethernet works.

Any help will be appreciated.


Although you didn’t share your chipset details, (always important for uniquely identifying hardware with Linux), it may well be supported by the b43 driver (supplied as part of the kernel). All that would have been needed is to install the firmware…

In any case, you should now confirm that the driver is loaded

/sbin/lspci -nnk|grep -iA3 net

If that all checks out ok, the next step is to make sure the wifi is not soft-blocked. Use the rfkill utility for that…

/usr/sbin/rfkill list

*You may need to install it first.

Also please post:

zypper se -si kernel broadcom