no networks showing after 12.3 gnome install ?

Hey guys, I’m on my way out the door but I wanted to check this real quick to see if I could post the output of some commands and get more support while I’m out. I just looked at the last couple posts and it sounds like I still need to post the output of dmesg as I haven’t done that correctly. So I’ll look into that when I get back in a few hours and post again.

Please correct me if I’m wrong. And is there something else I’m supposed to do? Or are you guys just waiting for me to post the output of dmesg?

Anyways, I wanted to add a new piece of information. I turned on my laptop today and looked at the network manager and there is a new tab on the left for wireless that has never been there before (at first I thought: GREAT! all my problems are solved) but I am unable to turn it on. Clicking the on/off does nothing and when I click the network manager in the top right corner the drop-down lists wireless as “hardware disabled” (in the same spot it lists wired as cable unplugged).

Also I tried to use a hotspot it prompted me for my password and just closed after. I checked again and nothing had happened. 5 minutes later I checked and wirelsss hotspot was turned on (wireless still says hardware disabled) and now I can’t turn it off. I click stop hotspot and it just closes the network manager. I tried restarting but hotspot is still on and I can’t turn it off.

Here is the SUSEpaste of my dmesg.out thanks for all the help so far

paste.opensuse.org/81895335

On 2013-03-25 02:26, bmasseur wrote:
>
> Here is the SUSEpaste of my dmesg.out thanks for all the help so far
>
> paste.opensuse.org/81895335

All that log is about a keyboard key that is not recognized. One of
those keys live volume up, or wifi off/on. A single error hundreds of
times. Nothing related to network.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

So what am I trying to do here? I just did a fresh install, deleted all partitions and installed from scratch. Exactly the same. No wireless tab even appears in Network Manager.

I’m at a complete loss here. Does anyone have any ideas what I should try and do? Wireless worked on this laptop after firmware update in both Ubuntu and Mint but both are too resource-heavy for my old laptop seeing as how video drivers are no longer supported by ati for really old cards with linux.

Thanks for any suggestions.

I tried another re-install and tried to set up wireless during the install according to this guide

https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:YaST_wireless_network_in_first_stage_installation

when I type iwconfig into the console it only displays lo and eth0, no wlan0

I assume this means that SUSE cannot detect my wireless card? I finished the install with ethernet to download community repositories.

On 03/25/2013 04:46 PM, bmasseur wrote:
>
> I tried another re-install and tried to set up wireless during the
> install according to this guide
>
> http://tinyurl.com/dygxobm

That page skips a lot of important stuff.

> when I type iwconfig into the console it only displays lo and eth0, no
> wlan0
>
> I assume this means that SUSE cannot detect my wireless card? I
> finished the install with ethernet to download community repositories.

It is also possible that you have not installed the firmware. That will keep the
wireless driver from creating wlan0. You need to (a) look at the output of dmesg
to see if there are any lines about missing firmware, or (b) tell us what kind
of card you have.

Have you read the stickies in this forum?

 marla@inspiron-1501:~> /sbin/lspci -nn | grep Network
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)

I did a clean install of OpenSUSE 12.3 with the GNOME desktop. I first followed this guide to try and update firmware:

https://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/wireless/484106-broadcom-firmware-needed-b43-but-i-have-no-network-easierwork-around.html

after which, my dmesg | less had the following to say about the firmware:

   15.775455] b44: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver version 2.0
   15.787669] b44 ssb1:0 eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver 00:1d:09:b7:98:fd
   15.975337] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
   16.332863] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
   16.360116] b43-phy0: Found PHY: Analog 4, Type 2 (G), Revision 8
   16.367443] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded  Features: PMNLS ]
   16.372886] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
   16.372900] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
   16.372907] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
   16.372913] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
   16.372918] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
   16.372923] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
   16.372928] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
   16.425578] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
   16.425584] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
   16.425587] b43-phy0 ERROR: Please open a terminal and enter the command "sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware" to download the correct firmware for this driver version. For an off-line installation, go to http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Network_Adapters_(Wireless)/Broadcom_BCM43xx and follow the instructions in the "Installing firmware from RPM packages" section.

so the webpage with the instruction says it is out of date when I tried to go there. So I plugged in my ethernet and ran the command.

It downloaded the firmware and then went to a black screen with lots of text which I can’t copy but I took pictures of here:

https://www.idrive.com/idrive/sh/sh?k=juhue44616
https://www.idrive.com/idrive/sh/sh?k=gsgxz89414
https://www.idrive.com/idrive/sh/sh?k=iocts17802

I had to use the power button to shut down the computer. This is the dmesg.out following that.

SUSE Paste

The only lines related to the wireless card said:

   15.773536] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
   15.788056] b43-phy0: Found PHY: Analog 4, Type 2 (G), Revision 8
   15.796257] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded  Features: PMNLS ]

Here is the output of several other commands entered while trouble-shooting using this sticky:

https://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/wireless/391535-my-wireless-doesnt-work-primer-what-i-should-do-next.html

marla@inspiron-1501:~> /usr/sbin/iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

marla@inspiron-1501:~> sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
root's password:
eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

So I read the stickies, provided hardware information and have done all the standard trouble-shooting. Here is a post containing everything that I’ve done in a neat and concise, organized format. Hopefully I didn’t miss anything. Please let me know if there is any more information I can provide you.

I tried to post Yast Hardware Information but there is far too much in the file even for SUSEpaste. Yast does detect the wireless card right next to the ethernet controller but where there is a (eth0) beside the ethernet controller there is no (wlan0) beside the wireless card. I have not been able to get a wireless tab to come out of Network Manager like I had just before reformatting. Thank you so far.

On 03/25/2013 11:36 PM, bmasseur wrote:
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> marla@inspiron-1501:~> /sbin/lspci -nn | grep Network
> 05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4312] (rev 01)
> --------------------
>
>
> I did a clean install of OpenSUSE 12.3 with the GNOME desktop. I first
> followed this guide to try and update firmware:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/brn964n
>
> after which, my dmesg | less had the following to say about the
> firmware:
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> 15.775455] b44: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver version 2.0
> 15.787669] b44 ssb1:0 eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver 00:1d:09:b7:98:fd
> 15.975337] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
> 16.332863] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
> 16.360116] b43-phy0: Found PHY: Analog 4, Type 2 (G), Revision 8
> 16.367443] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded Features: PMNLS ]
> 16.372886] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
> 16.372900] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
> 16.372907] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
> 16.372913] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
> 16.372918] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
> 16.372923] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
> 16.372928] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
> 16.425578] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file “b43/ucode5.fw” not found
> 16.425584] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file “b43-open/ucode5.fw” not found
> 16.425587] b43-phy0 ERROR: Please open a terminal and enter the command “sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware” to download the correct firmware for this driver version. For an off-line installation, go to http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Network_Adapters_(Wireless)/Broadcom_BCM43xx and follow the instructions in the “Installing firmware from RPM packages” section.
> --------------------
>
>
> so the webpage with the instruction says it is out of date when I tried
> to go there. So I plugged in my ethernet and ran the command.
>
> It downloaded the firmware and then went to a black screen with lots of
> text which I can’t copy but I took pictures of here:
>
> https://www.idrive.com/idrive/sh/sh?k=juhue44616
> https://www.idrive.com/idrive/sh/sh?k=gsgxz89414
> https://www.idrive.com/idrive/sh/sh?k=iocts17802
>
> I had to use the power button to shut down the computer. This is the
> dmesg.out following that.
>
>
> ‘SUSE Paste’ (http://paste.opensuse.org/65014709)

You have something seriously wrong with your keyboard. All of those

86.362961] atkbd serio0: Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code 0x8d on
isa0060/serio0).
86.362976] atkbd serio0: Use ‘setkeycodes e00d <keycode>’ to make it known.

messages are completely masking the real data in the dmesg output. The real data
would be later that what you posted.

Hook up your wired connection and download the file


http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/no_net_install_bcm43xx_firmware.tar.bz2

Put that file in your home directory. Then run the following two commands:


tar jxvf  no_net_install_bcm43xx_firmware.tar.bz2
sudo bcm43xx_firmware/install_bcm43xx_firmware_no_net

Those commands will install the firmware and reboot. You should have a wireless
connection when it comes back up.

On 2013-03-26 05:36, bmasseur wrote:
> I tried to post Yast Hardware Information but there is far too much in
> the file even for SUSEpaste.

Try


hwinfo --netcard --network

Or use “–help” to get the list of available modules.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 x86_64 “Asparagus” at Telcontar)

That’s what this guide says to do:

https://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/wireless/484106-broadcom-firmware-needed-b43-but-i-have-no-network-easierwork-around.html

and that’s the first thing I did. And my dmesg returned:

>  15.775455] b44: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver version 2.0
>  15.787669] b44 ssb1:0 eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver 00:1d:09:b7:98:fd
>  15.975337] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
>  16.332863] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
>  16.360116] b43-phy0: Found PHY: Analog 4, Type 2 (G), Revision 8
>  16.367443] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded  Features: PMNLS ]
>  16.372886] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
>  16.372900] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
>  16.372907] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
>  16.372913] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
>  16.372918] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
>  16.372923] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
>  16.372928] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
>  16.425578] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode5.fw" not found
>  16.425584] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode5.fw" not found
>  16.425587] b43-phy0 ERROR: Please open a terminal and enter the command "sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware" to download the correct firmware for this driver version. For an off-line installation, go to http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Network_Adapters_(Wireless)/Broadcom_BCM43xx and follow the instructions in the "Installing firmware from RPM packages" section.

Anyways, I gave it another try and it didn’t do anything. My dmesg is the same as what is posted on SUSEpaste. My entire dmesg.out is on SUSEpaste so I don’t know what other information I can give you.

On 03/26/2013 07:36 PM, bmasseur wrote:
>
>
> That’s what this guide says to do:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/brn964n

I know. I wrote the guide!!

> and that’s the first thing I did. And my dmesg returned:
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> > 15.775455] b44: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver version 2.0
> > 15.787669] b44 ssb1:0 eth0: Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI ethernet driver 00:1d:09:b7:98:fd
> > 15.975337] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
> > 16.332863] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)
> > 16.360116] b43-phy0: Found PHY: Analog 4, Type 2 (G), Revision 8
> > 16.367443] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded Features: PMNLS ]
> > 16.372886] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
> > 16.372900] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
> > 16.372907] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
> > 16.372913] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
> > 16.372918] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
> > 16.372923] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
> > 16.372928] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
> > 16.425578] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file “b43/ucode5.fw” not found
> > 16.425584] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file “b43-open/ucode5.fw” not found
> > 16.425587] b43-phy0 ERROR: Please open a terminal and enter the command “sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware” to download the correct firmware for this driver version. For an off-line installation, go to http://tinyurl.com/9dy9d3 and follow the instructions in the “Installing firmware from RPM packages” section.
> --------------------

Is this on the reboot AFTER you ran that script?

> Anyways, I gave it another try and it didn’t do anything. My dmesg is
> the same as what is posted on SUSEpaste. My entire dmesg.out is on
> SUSEpaste so I don’t know what other information I can give you.

Post the console output when you do the “no net” procedure.

Yes, that was on reboot after I ran the script.

So I ran the command it told me in dmesg

sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

and it takes me to this screen:

https://www.idrive.com/idrive/sh/sh?k=juhue44616
https://www.idrive.com/idrive/sh/sh?k=gsgxz89414
https://www.idrive.com/idrive/sh/sh?k=iocts17802

Now after running the command to update firmware with net (I ran that command with my ethernet plugged in) my dmesg says this:

   15.773536] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4311 WLAN found (core revision 10)   15.788056] b43-phy0: Found PHY: Analog 4, Type 2 (G), Revision 8
   15.796257] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded  Features: PMNLS ]

So even after running the no net install again, this is still what my dmesg says.

How can I post the console output of my no net install if it reboots the computer? The console doesn’t re-appear after I reboot. Is there a command with dmesg or something I use to make it output everything to a file until it restarts?

On 03/26/2013 11:36 PM, bmasseur wrote:
>
> So even after running the no net install again, this is still what my
> dmesg says.
>
> How can I post the console output of my no net install if it reboots
> the computer? The console doesn’t re-appear after I reboot. Is there a
> command with dmesg or something I use to make it output everything to a
> file until it restarts?

Download the file again. It now does not reboot, but only warns you that you should.

Thanks.

Here is the output:

marla@inspiron-1501:~> tar jxvf  no_net_install_bcm43xx_firmware.tar.bz2
bcm43xx_firmware/
bcm43xx_firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
bcm43xx_firmware/README
bcm43xx_firmware/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
bcm43xx_firmware/install_bcm43xx_firmware_no_net
marla@inspiron-1501:~> sudo bcm43xx_firmware/install_bcm43xx_firmware_no_net
root's password:
cp: cannot stat ‘broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2’: No such file or directory
Extracting b43 firmware
tar (child): broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Cannot open input file broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o

b43 firmware successfully installed.

Extracting b43legacy firmware
Cannot open input file wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
b43legacy firmware successfully installed.
You may want to reboot now to allow the driver to access the new firmware

That was my fault. I wrote the script to work if the current working directory
was the one with the bz2 files, and then gave different instructions…

It will now work in either case. Download once again.

output:

marla@inspiron-1501:~> tar jxvf  no_net_install_bcm43xx_firmware.tar.bz2
bcm43xx_firmware/
bcm43xx_firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
bcm43xx_firmware/README
bcm43xx_firmware/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
bcm43xx_firmware/install_bcm43xx_firmware_no_net
marla@inspiron-1501:~> sudo bcm43xx_firmware/install_bcm43xx_firmware_no_net
cp: cannot stat ‘broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2’: No such file or directory
Extracting b43 firmware
tar (child): broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Cannot open input file broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o

b43 firmware successfully installed.

Extracting b43legacy firmware
Cannot open input file wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
b43legacy firmware successfully installed.
You may want to reboot now to allow the driver to access the new firmware


Is there something that I’m doing wrong? I download the file to Computer>Home>marla

I can’t put anything in Computer>Home I have to select marla

And I’m using this link to download the file:

http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/no_net_install_bcm43xx_firmware.tar.bz2

On 03/28/2013 11:46 PM, bmasseur wrote:
>
> output:
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> marla@inspiron-1501:~> tar jxvf no_net_install_bcm43xx_firmware.tar.bz2
> bcm43xx_firmware/
> bcm43xx_firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
> bcm43xx_firmware/README
> bcm43xx_firmware/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
> bcm43xx_firmware/install_bcm43xx_firmware_no_net
> marla@inspiron-1501:~> sudo bcm43xx_firmware/install_bcm43xx_firmware_no_net
> cp: cannot stat ‘broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2’: No such file or directory
> Extracting b43 firmware
> tar (child): broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
> tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> tar: Child returned status 2
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> Cannot open input file broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
>
> b43 firmware successfully installed.
>
> Extracting b43legacy firmware
> Cannot open input file wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
> b43legacy firmware successfully installed.
> You may want to reboot now to allow the driver to access the new firmware
>
>
> --------------------
>
>
>
> Is there something that I’m doing wrong? I download the file to
> Computer>Home>marla
>
> I can’t put anything in Computer>Home I have to select marla
>
>
> And I’m using this link to download the file:
>
> http://tinyurl.com/cut73zk

I will check it again, but you can


cd bcm43xx_firmware
sudo ./install_bcm43xx_firmware_no_net

marla@inspiron-1501:~> cd bcm43xx_firmware
marla@inspiron-1501:~/bcm43xx_firmware> sudo ./install_bcm43xx_firmware_no_net
root's password:
Extracting b43 firmware
This file is recognised as:
  filename   :  wl_apsta.o
  version    :  666.2
  MD5        :  e1b05e268bcdbfef3560c28fc161f30e
Extracting b43/lp0initvals14.fw
Extracting b43/lcn0bsinitvals25.fw
Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals25.fw
Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals17.fw
Extracting b43/ucode17_mimo.fw
Extracting b43/ucode16_lp.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn1initvals27.fw
Extracting b43/lp2bsinitvals19.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn3bsinitvals21.fw
Extracting b43/ucode16_sslpn.fw
  ucode time:     01:15:07
Extracting b43/ucode25_lcn.fw
Extracting b43/ucode21_sslpn.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals14.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals9.fw
Extracting b43/ucode20_sslpn.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals9.fw
Extracting b43/lp1initvals20.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/lp2initvals19.fw
Extracting b43/n2bsinitvals19.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn4bsinitvals22.fw
Extracting b43/ucode16_sslpn_nobt.fw
  ucode date:     2011-02-23
Extracting b43/n1bsinitvals20.fw
Extracting b43/n1initvals20.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/ucode22_sslpn.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/ht0initvals26.fw
Extracting b43/ucode33_lcn40.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn1bsinitvals20.fw
Extracting b43/lcn400bsinitvals33.fw
Extracting b43/ucode14.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/lp1bsinitvals22.fw
Extracting b43/n16initvals30.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals16.fw
Extracting b43/lcn1bsinitvals25.fw
Extracting b43/lcn400initvals33.fw
Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals24.fw
Extracting b43/lcn2bsinitvals26.fw
Extracting b43/lcn1initvals26.fw
Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals22.fw
Extracting b43/n18initvals32.fw
Extracting b43/lcn2initvals26.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals11.fw
Extracting b43/lcn2initvals24.fw
Extracting b43/lcn0initvals26.fw
Extracting b43/n0absinitvals11.fw
Extracting b43/ucode21_sslpn_nobt.fw
  ucode time:     01:15:07
Extracting b43/ucode26_mimo.fw
Extracting b43/n2initvals19.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn3initvals21.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn4initvals22.fw
Extracting b43/pcm5.fw
Extracting b43/ucode22_mimo.fw
Extracting b43/ucode9.fw
Extracting b43/lcn2initvals25.fw
Extracting b43/lp1initvals22.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn1bsinitvals27.fw
Extracting b43/lcn0initvals24.fw
Extracting b43/ucode32_mimo.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals9.fw
Extracting b43/n18bsinitvals32.fw
Extracting b43/n0initvals24.fw
Extracting b43/n0initvals25.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/ucode24_lcn.fw
Extracting b43/n0initvals17.fw
Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals16.fw
Extracting b43/lp0initvals15.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43/ucode20_sslpn_nobt.fw
Extracting b43/lcn1initvals24.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn0initvals16.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/lp1bsinitvals20.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn2initvals19.fw
Extracting b43/a0g1initvals9.fw
Extracting b43/lcn1bsinitvals24.fw
Extracting b43/ucode5.fw
Extracting b43/lcn2bsinitvals24.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals13.fw
Extracting b43/n0initvals16.fw
Extracting b43/ucode19_sslpn_nobt.fw
Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals9.fw
Extracting b43/ucode11.fw
Extracting b43/lp0initvals16.fw
Extracting b43/ucode16_mimo.fw
Extracting b43/lcn0bsinitvals26.fw
Extracting b43/ht0initvals29.fw
Extracting b43/lcn2bsinitvals25.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0initvals9.fw
Extracting b43/ucode29_mimo.fw
Extracting b43/lcn0bsinitvals24.fw
Extracting b43/ucode19_sslpn.fw
Extracting b43/lcn1initvals25.fw
Extracting b43/ucode30_mimo.fw
Extracting b43/n16bsinitvals30.fw
Extracting b43/ucode25_mimo.fw
Extracting b43/ucode24_mimo.fw
Extracting b43/ucode27_sslpn.fw
Extracting b43/lp0initvals13.fw
Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43/ht0bsinitvals26.fw
Extracting b43/ucode13.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn2bsinitvals19.fw
Extracting b43/ucode15.fw
Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw
Extracting b43/n0initvals11.fw
Extracting b43/lcn0initvals25.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn0bsinitvals16.fw
Extracting b43/sslpn1initvals20.fw
Extracting b43/lcn1bsinitvals26.fw
Extracting b43/n0initvals22.fw
Extracting b43/ht0bsinitvals29.fw

b43 firmware successfully installed.

Extracting b43legacy firmware
This file is recognised as:
  filename   :  wl_apsta.o
  version    :  295.14
  MD5        :  e08665c5c5b66beb9c3b2dd54aa80cb3
Extracting b43legacy/ucode2.fw
Extracting b43legacy/ucode4.fw
Extracting b43legacy/ucode5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/ucode11.fw
Extracting b43legacy/pcm4.fw
Extracting b43legacy/pcm5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g0bsinitvals2.fw
Extracting b43legacy/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g0initvals2.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g1initvals5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/b0g0bsinitvals2.fw
Extracting b43legacy/b0g0initvals5.fw
Extracting b43legacy/b0g0initvals2.fw
Extracting b43legacy/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
b43legacy firmware successfully installed.
You may want to reboot now to allow the driver to access the new firmware


Finally now there is a slight change in the situation. I’m back to having a Wireless tab in the Network Manager settings. It says that the hardware is disabled. The wireless lan card is now appearing in YaST and it says

Needed firmware: b43-fwcutter

It also says

The device is not configured. Press edit to configure.

Last time I tried to figure out what to do from here by myself and ended up having to reformat. So what should I do here? Thanks guys.

On 03/30/2013 12:26 PM, bmasseur wrote:
>
> Finally now there is a slight change in the situation. I’m back to
> having a Wireless tab in the Network Manager settings. It says that the
> hardware is disabled. The wireless lan card is now appearing in YaST and
> it says
>
> Needed firmware: b43-fwcutter

That message is not correct. The fact that the previous run worked means tha
fwcutter is installed - you used it then.

> It also says
>
> The device is not configured. Press edit to configure.
>
>
> Last time I tried to figure out what to do from here by myself and
> ended up having to reformat. So what should I do here? Thanks guys.

Is your wireless switch on?

What do the following commands show? (You may need to install rfkill.)


/usr/sbin/iwconfig wlan0
sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
/usr/sbin/rfkill list