The latest kernel rpm’s are at ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/kernel/kotd/HEAD
Pick your architecture from that page. The latest i586 version is kernel-default-2.6.33-2.99.35.b7bca5b.i586.rpm
The site was at 2.6.32 in late December 2009, but is now at 2.6.33.
Hope this helps,
Thank you for your answer, Howard. Oh my, that’s a lot of kernel there (in i585 folder). Now I’m confused, should I get kernel-default, kernel-desktop, kernel-pae or other? I think I’ll try kernel-default. My laptop is a Pentium DC, i965GM, x3100 and 1,5 GB RAM, OpenSUSE 11.2 32-bit. Any suggestion? Thank you.
I would say that kernel-desktop is the version you need. You can check your kernel version my using the following command:
check and see what kernel is currently isntalled and then go by that. I’m almost 100% sure that it is desktop. Also to keep from running into issues i would recommend removing any proprietary drivers and reinstalling them after the kernel.
I’m sorry if I wasn’t clear about this before. I want to upgrade to 2.6.32 to activate my wifi, BCM4312 with PCI-ID 14e4:4315 using b43 driver.
I realize it require kernel 2.6.32 (b43 - Linux Wireless)** after **I install it using command sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware. and then as root: modprobe b43. I reboot my laptop, and nothing happens. Stupid me, I know.
So now I’m trying to do a kernel upgrade. My laptop use kernel-desktop. I already download kernel-desktop-2.6.33-5.99.5, but haven’t got time to try it. I’ll post an update soon. Thank you for all your reply.
> I realize it require kernel 2.6.32 (‘b43 - Linux Wireless’
> (http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43))* after *I install it
> using command sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware. and then as root:
> modprobe b43. I reboot my laptop, and nothing happens. Stupid me, I
Some of the openSUSE 2.6.32 drivers did not include the configuration parameter
needed to generate code for the 4315 device.
In addition, a modprobe does not survive a reboot. Have you used the Broadcom wl
driver previously? If so, you may have blacklisted ssb and/or b43. If so, that
would keep your system from loading b43.
Once you have the system rebooted, look at the output of ‘dmesg | grep b43’.
hey, can I ask, how did you manage to install newer kernel? Any newer kernel than my current (220.127.116.11-0.2) is impossible to install because of broken dependencies. I tried to install it via ‘One-Click install’ (ymp file) or just pure rpm package from the source mentioned in this thread and I always get error that I need corresponding version of preload-kmp-desktop but I can’t find it anywere. I only found .34 version but it is too unstable for me, I would prefer .32.