I just installed 11.2 a few hours ago, and the installation went pretty smooth. The only problem is that my wifi is not working. I have been doing a lot of research, but I can’t find much about 11.2 in particular. I’ve tried this guide for wifi:
On 12/06/2009 09:16 PM, rodney3 wrote:
> I just installed 11.2 a few hours ago, and the installation went pretty
> smooth. The only problem is that my wifi is not working. I have been
> doing a lot of research, but I can’t find much about 11.2 in particular.
> I’ve tried this guide for wifi:
> ‘MacBook - openSUSE’ (http://en.opensuse.org/Installation_on_MacBook)
> but my wifi still doesn’t show up. There weren’t any errors or
> anything, but it just doesn’t work. Is there something else I’m supposed
> to do after that last step?
Read the stickies at the beginning of the forum and supply the
necessary information. From what you told us, anything could be wrong.
The 14e4:4328 device is not supported by any built-in drivers. You
will need to use the Broadcom wl driver. There should be a package for
your kernel. If not, you will need to get the driver from Broadcom’s
web site. If the latter, you will also need the kernel headers for
The firmware instructions ONLY apply to the devices that are
supported by b43. As the firmware is copyrighted by Broadcom and they
will not authorize anyone to redistribute it, it must be obtained by
downloading one of Broadcom’s drivers and extracting it from that
driver with a separate program named fwcutter. As Broadcom itself has
no problem with distributing firmware, they build it into the driver.
I thought I made this clear before, but here goes again. If you want
to use your wireless device, you must install the Broadcom STA driver
even though it is not open source and will taint your kernel. If you
do not know what that means, use Google. There is no open-source
driver for the 802.11n versions of the Broadcom chips. I am doing the
reverse engineering and developing “specifications” based on one of
the Broadcom drivers, but there is no concerted effort to convert
those specs into code.
On 12/07/2009 02:06 PM, rodney3 wrote:
> Well the b43 page here:
> ‘b43 - Linux Wireless’ (http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43)
> says that the 14e4:4328 is not supported, so I attempted to build the
> STA driver.
> I get this error when I either ‘make’ or ‘make clean’ :
> KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/uname -r/build M=pwd
> make: *** /lib/modules/18.104.22.168-0.1-desktop/build: No such file or
> directory. Stop.
> make: *** [clean] Error 2
> I then looked in that directory, and it does exist. Any word on this?
> I apologize if this is frustrating you, but my weakest point is
> networking, and I’m really trying to learn.
I quote my response earlier in the thread “The 14e4:4328 device is not
supported by any built-in drivers. You will need to use the Broadcom
wl driver. There should be a package for your kernel. If not, you will
need to get the driver from Broadcom’s web site. If the latter, you
will also need the kernel headers for your system.”
On 12/07/2009 02:56 PM, rodney3 wrote:
> Okay. Will this work, then?
> zypper in linux-kernel-headers
> If not, how do I acquire the correct kernel headers? I googled it, and
> this is the only thing I found.
Try it! You should be a little more adventurous. The only thing you
need to worry about is that the headers match your kernel.