WFi Connection will not connect nor show available SSIDs

Hello Everyone:
First time using openSUSE and I am a casual user of Linux but decided to give it a try again to use it in my laptop since it is terribly slow with Windows 10.
I am using the networkmanager
The wired connection works well
When I try to use the wireless connection, WiFi SSIDs are not visible

Basic System Information:

openSUSE Leap 42.2
KDE Plasma version 5.8.6
KDE Frameworks  version 5.26.0
Kernel version 4.4.49-16-default
OS Type: 64-bits

lshw -C network
  *-network                 
       description: Network controller
       product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n
       vendor: Broadcom Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       version: 01
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
       configuration: driver=bcma-pci-bridge latency=0
       resources: irq:36 memory:f0c00000-f0c07fff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 07
       serial: fc:3f:db:36:92:94
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 100Mbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8106e-1_0.0.1 06/29/12 ip=192.168.0.101 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:38 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0b00000-f0b00fff memory:f0800000-f0803fff



/sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:804a]                               
        Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge                                               
        Kernel modules: bcma                                                                  
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 07)                                                                         
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80cc]                                               
        Kernel driver in use: r8169                                                                             
        Kernel modules: r8169





rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no




nmcli radio
WIFI-HW  WIFI     WWAN-HW  WWAN    
enabled  enabled  enabled  enabled 





iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.


eth0      Interface doesn't support scanning.




iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.


eth0      no wireless extensions.



ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr FC:3F:DB:36:92:94  
          inet addr:192.168.0.101  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::fe3f:dbff:fe36:9294/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:68495 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:51489 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:84957760 (81.0 Mb)  TX bytes:5456874 (5.2 Mb)


lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:1780 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1780 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1 
          RX bytes:145552 (142.1 Kb)  TX bytes:145552 (142.1 Kb)



lspci -nnk | tail
        Kernel modules: fam15h_power
00:18.5 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:1585]
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:804a]
        Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
        Kernel modules: bcma
03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 07)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:80cc]
        Kernel driver in use: r8169
        Kernel modules: r8169



modprobe -rv b43
rmmod b43
rmmod bcma






modprobe -v b43
insmod /lib/modules/4.4.49-16-default/kernel/drivers/bcma/bcma.ko 
insmod /lib/modules/4.4.49-16-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/b43/b43.ko






rpm -qa | grep broadcom
EMPTY - NO RESULTS




After reboot

linux-ef5c:/home/hugo # modprobe -rv b43
linux-ef5c:/home/hugo # modprobe -v b43
insmod /lib/modules/4.4.49-16-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia_core.ko 
insmod /lib/modules/4.4.49-16-default/kernel/drivers/pcmcia/pcmcia.ko 
insmod /lib/modules/4.4.49-16-default/kernel/drivers/ssb/ssb.ko 
insmod /lib/modules/4.4.49-16-default/kernel/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko 
insmod /lib/modules/4.4.49-16-default/kernel/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko 
insmod /lib/modules/4.4.49-16-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/b43/b43.ko 




lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0a5c:216d Broadcom Corp. 




lspci
02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)




It seems to me in my basic understanding of Linux that the WiFi controller is not hardware nor software disabled. It works in Windows, so hardware disabling is off the table.
I installed the firmware but nothing seems to help.
Any ideas or suggestions are welcome
I read the sticky posts and did my best to solve it on my own. :slight_smile:

hi,

not sure but you may need the propietary driver module from Broadcom, if so it will not be covered by the b43 package

have a look at
http://opensuse-guide.org/wlan.php

on an hp 17-p105 laptop the Broadcom driver was necessary
the laptop is not available at the moment, so cannot check the details

do you have the latest package of wireless-regdb-2017.03.07-1.1.noarch installed?
this is from a 32bit Tumbleweed laptop so version probably will not be the same

cheers

I see no information when running
hwinfo --wlan --short
So, I am uncertain about which chipset is present in the laptop (HP Notebook - 15-af157sa )

On USB devices I found this:
usb device: name = 1-1.4:1.0
path = /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4/1-1.4:1.0
modalias = “usb:v0A5Cp216Dd0112dcFFdsc01dp01icFFisc01ip01in00”
bInterfaceNumber = 0
bInterfaceClass = 255
bInterfaceSubClass = 1
bInterfaceProtocol = 1
if: 1-1.4:1.0 @ /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4
bDeviceClass = 255
bDeviceSubClass = 1
bDeviceProtocol = 1
idVendor = 0x0a5c
idProduct = 0x216d
manufacturer = “Broadcom Corp”
product = “BCM43142A0”
serial = “606DC7EBEC70”
bcdDevice = 0112
speed = “12”
usb device: name = 1-1.4:1.1
path = /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4/1-1.4:1.1
modalias = “usb:v0A5Cp216Dd0112dcFFdsc01dp01icFFisc01ip01in01”
bInterfaceNumber = 1
bInterfaceClass = 255
bInterfaceSubClass = 1
bInterfaceProtocol = 1
if: 1-1.4:1.1 @ /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4
bDeviceClass = 255
bDeviceSubClass = 1
bDeviceProtocol = 1
idVendor = 0x0a5c
idProduct = 0x216d
manufacturer = “Broadcom Corp”
product = “BCM43142A0”
serial = “606DC7EBEC70”
bcdDevice = 0112
speed = “12”
usb device: name = 1-1.4:1.2
path = /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4/1-1.4:1.2
modalias = “usb:v0A5Cp216Dd0112dcFFdsc01dp01icFFiscFFipFFin02”
bInterfaceNumber = 2
bInterfaceClass = 255
bInterfaceSubClass = 255
bInterfaceProtocol = 255
if: 1-1.4:1.2 @ /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4
bDeviceClass = 255
bDeviceSubClass = 1
bDeviceProtocol = 1
idVendor = 0x0a5c
idProduct = 0x216d
manufacturer = “Broadcom Corp”
product = “BCM43142A0”
serial = “606DC7EBEC70”
bcdDevice = 0112
speed = “12”
usb device: name = 1-1.4:1.3
path = /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4/1-1.4:1.3
modalias = “usb:v0A5Cp216Dd0112dcFFdsc01dp01icFEisc01ip01in03”
bInterfaceNumber = 3
bInterfaceClass = 254
bInterfaceSubClass = 1
bInterfaceProtocol = 1
if: 1-1.4:1.3 @ /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.4
bDeviceClass = 255
bDeviceSubClass = 1
bDeviceProtocol = 1
idVendor = 0x0a5c
idProduct = 0x216d
manufacturer = “Broadcom Corp”
product = “BCM43142A0”
serial = “606DC7EBEC70”
bcdDevice = 0112
speed = “12”

On PCI I found this, so I am unsure whether the Wifi is USB or PCI

35: PCI 200.0: 0280 Network controller
[Created at pci.378]
Unique ID: B35A.LpgP4BOW_eC
Parent ID: Rtk9.LQ8NizwOO+7
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.4/0000:02:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:02:00.0
Hardware Class: network
Device Name: “NAMI”
Model: “Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n”
Vendor: pci 0x14e4 “Broadcom”
Device: pci 0x4365 “BCM43142 802.11b/g/n”
SubVendor: pci 0x103c “Hewlett-Packard Company”
SubDevice: pci 0x804a
Revision: 0x01
Driver: “bcma-pci-bridge”
Driver Modules: “bcma”
Memory Range: 0xf0c00000-0xf0c07fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 36 (no events)
Module Alias: “pci:v000014E4d00004365sv0000103Csd0000804Abc02sc80i00”
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: bcma is active
Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe bcma”
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #18 (PCI bridge)

I think, on USB is the Bluetooth Component shown of your Device.
https://github.com/winterheart/broadcom-bt-firmware/blob/master/DEVICES.md
And this is the Firmware for Bluetooth:
https://github.com/winterheart/broadcom-bt-firmware/raw/master/brcm/BCM43142A0-0a5c-216d.hcd

This is your Wlan Device:

02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:804a]
        Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
        Kernel modules: bcma

I would add the Packman Repo and install broadcom-wl and broadcon-wl-kmp-default.
But therefore you nees LAN-Network or download them and copy it via USB-stick on this Laptop.

I have a wired network connection working properly :wink:
Can you please tell me how do I add the Packman Repo and how do I install the:
broadcom-wl and broadcon-wl-kmp-default.

To add Packman and the Codecs:
https://forums.opensuse.org/entry.php/174-openSUSE-Leap-42-2-Multimedia-Guide

After that as root:

zypper in broadcom-wl braodcon-wl-kmp-default

Restart your PC/Laptop

I might be able to offer a clue as I have 2 active network interfaces but not a fix but this is an area I want to look at.

In my case one interface which is wired is used for the internet. In the other case it’s wifi and I use it to connect to another network with a router that is also connected to the internet but I just use it for accessing a printer on that network. Both interfaces are using dns to connect. I am wondering how I can switch between each of them for internet use and that may be your problem. It needs another thread in my case though.

The net effect of this is that one of the interfaces is set to default and that is the one that gives me internet access and every time I boot up this one will be selected. I’m told that normally the system will default to wifi connection during boot not the faster wired one so I suspect you may have achieved the same thing some how. Also I think I have seen comments that network manager will always select the wired connection if it’s there.

The configuration files for the 2 interfaces show


dhcppc0:/home/john # cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth0
BOOTPROTO='dhcp4'
BROADCAST=''
ETHTOOL_OPTIONS=''                                                                                                        
IPADDR=''                                                                                                                 
MTU=''                                                                                                                    
NAME=''                                                                                                                   
NETMASK=''                                                                                                                
NETWORK=''                                                                                                                
REMOTE_IPADDR=''                                                                                                          
STARTMODE='auto'                                                                                                          
DHCLIENT_SET_DEFAULT_ROUTE='yes'                                                                                          

and


dhcppc0:/home/john # cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0
BOOTPROTO='dhcp4'                                                                                                         
BROADCAST=''                                                                                                              
ETHTOOL_OPTIONS=''                                                                                                        
IPADDR=''                                                                                                                 
MTU=''                                                                                                                    
NAME='RT5572 Wireless Adapter'                                                                                            
NETMASK=''                                                                                                                
NETWORK=''                                                                                                                
REMOTE_IPADDR=''                                                                                                          
STARTMODE='hotplug'                                                                                                       
WIRELESS_AP=''                                                                                                            
WIRELESS_AP_SCANMODE='1'                                                                                                  
WIRELESS_AUTH_MODE='psk'                                                                                                  
WIRELESS_BITRATE='auto'                                                                                                   
WIRELESS_CA_CERT=''                                                                                                       
WIRELESS_CHANNEL=''                                                                                                       
WIRELESS_CLIENT_CERT=''
WIRELESS_CLIENT_KEY=''
WIRELESS_CLIENT_KEY_PASSWORD=''
WIRELESS_DEFAULT_KEY='0'
WIRELESS_EAP_AUTH=''
WIRELESS_EAP_MODE=''
WIRELESS_ESSID='####################'
WIRELESS_FREQUENCY=''
WIRELESS_KEY=''
WIRELESS_KEY_0=''
WIRELESS_KEY_1=''
WIRELESS_KEY_2=''
WIRELESS_KEY_3=''
WIRELESS_KEY_LENGTH='128'
WIRELESS_MODE='Managed'
WIRELESS_NICK=''
WIRELESS_NWID=''
WIRELESS_PEAP_VERSION=''
WIRELESS_POWER='no'
WIRELESS_WPA_ANONID=''
WIRELESS_WPA_IDENTITY=''
WIRELESS_WPA_PASSWORD=''
WIRELESS_WPA_PSK='##########################'
PREFIXLEN='24'

Note the default setting on eth0. Also that there are lot more possible setting on wlan0. Personally I think that’s best left to YAST It’s amazing how many changes it made to get this to work. Lots of code updates to get wlan0 to function. I am using wicked though not network manager. That can be selected or changed in YAST as well. When wicked is used it pulls in modem manager for the wifi and is part working in legacy mode.

My first step if the net doesn’t work is does YAST show it. If so it’s been detected. Also has it been configured and then how. It’s possible to look at all sorts of things lower down which I did when I set this up. It didn’t help that much really. Unless the interface is configured it wont work.

Switching between the 2 though pass. It does look to be possible as I left eth0 down for some time as I was called away. When I came back something was making use of the wifi one. Might have been a local wifi warrior playing about. Not sure but it may have switched because eth0 was down and the browser was still chuntering away as they usually do. Add updates etc.

John

@Busy Penguin
In my case I guess is more a matter of the wlan0 not being configured at all
cat /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0
cat: /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0: No such file or directory

@Wise Penguin

It seems that the packman and libdvd part went well and that something was missing in the next step.

**linux-ef5c:/home/hugo #** zypper ar -f http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/ packman
Adding repository 'packman' ............................................................[done]
Repository 'packman' successfully added

URI         : http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/
Enabled     : Yes                                              
GPG Check   : Yes                                              
Autorefresh : Yes                                              
Priority    : 99 (default priority)                            

Repository priorities are without effect. All enabled repositories share the same priority.
**linux-ef5c:/home/hugo #** zypper ar -f http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/ libdvd
css
Adding repository 'libdvdcss' ..........................................................[done]
Repository 'libdvdcss' successfully added

URI         : http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/
Enabled     : Yes                                                
GPG Check   : Yes                                                
Autorefresh : Yes                                                
Priority    : 99 (default priority)                              

Repository priorities are without effect. All enabled repositories share the same priority.
**linux-ef5c:/home/hugo #** zypper ref
Repository 'Main Repository (NON-OSS)' is up to date.                                          
Repository 'Update Repository (Non-Oss)' is up to date.                                        
Repository 'Main Repository (OSS)' is up to date.                                              
Repository 'Main Update Repository' is up to date.                                             
Retrieving repository 'google-chrome' metadata .........................................[done]
Building repository 'google-chrome' cache ..............................................[done]
Repository 'openSUSE.org:openSUSE:Leap:42.1:Update' is up to date.                             
Repository 'SuSE' is up to date.                                                               
Retrieving repository 'Packman Repository' metadata ----------------------------------------]
Retrieving repository 'Packman Repository' metadata ....................................[done]
Building repository 'Packman Repository' cache .........................................[done]
Retrieving repository 'libdvdcss' metadata ------------------------------------------------\]

**New repository or package signing key received:**

  Repository:       libdvdcss                                              
  Key Name:         Martin Schlander (cb400f) <martin.schlander@gmail.com>
  Key Fingerprint:  BB43B333 6DDF49C5 C5A63613 B2F796E7 6867F5BE           
  Key Created:      Wed Mar  9 21:02:37 2011                               
  Key Expires:      (does not expire)                                      
  Rpm Name:         gpg-pubkey-6867f5be-4d77cecd                           


Do you want to reject the key, trust temporarily, or trust always? **[r/t/a/? shows all options]**
 (r): a
**Invalid answer 'a'. [r/t/a/? shows all options] (r): **?

r - Don't trust the key.
t - Trust the key temporarily.
a - Trust the key and import it into trusted keyring.

**[r/t/a/? shows all options] (r): a**
Retrieving repository 'libdvdcss' metadata .............................................[done]
Building repository 'libdvdcss' cache ..................................................[done]
Retrieving repository 'packman' metadata ...............................................[done]
Building repository 'packman' cache ....................................................[done]
All repositories have been refreshed.
**linux-ef5c:/home/hugo #** zypper install libxine2-codecs ffmpeg lame gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon gstr
eamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ffmpeg libdvdcss2 dvdauthor07 gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-ori
g-addon gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegdemux gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpe
gmux k3b-codecs vlc-beta h264enc x264 gstreamer-plugins-libav vlc-beta-codecs                                                                                                                    
Loading repository data...                                                                                                                                                                       
Reading installed packages...                                                                                                                                                                    
Package 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon' not found.
Package 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegdemux' not found.
Package 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegmux' not found.
'gstreamer-plugins-base' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-base-1.8.3-3.1.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-plugins-bad' is already installed.
There is an update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-bad', but it is from a different vendor. Use 'zypper install gstreamer-plugins-bad-1.8.3-5.6.x86_64' to install this candidate.
'gstreamer-plugins-good' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-good-1.8.3-3.1.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'libdvdcss2' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'libdvdcss2-1.4.0-1.2.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
Resolving package dependencies...
4 Problems:
Problem: installed k3b-2.0.3-9.1.x86_64 obsoletes k3b-codecs provided by k3b-codecs-2.9.90+git20170220.0453-8.14.x86_64
Problem: vlc-2.2.4-27.1.x86_64 conflicts with vlc-beta provided by vlc-beta-3.0.0+git10453-1.41.x86_64
Problem: gstreamer-plugins-bad-orig-addon-1.8.3-5.6.x86_64 requires libmpeg2encpp-2.0.so.0()(64bit), but this requirement cannot be provided
Problem: nothing provides libopencv_core.so.2.4()(64bit) needed by vlc-noX-2.2.4-27.1.x86_64

Problem: installed k3b-2.0.3-9.1.x86_64 obsoletes k3b-codecs provided by k3b-codecs-2.9.90+git20170220.0453-8.14.x86_64
 Solution 1: Following actions will be done:
  install k3b-2.9.90+git20170220.0453-8.14.x86_64 (with vendor change)
    openSUSE  -->  http://packman.links2linux.de
  install k3b-lang-2.9.90+git20170220.0453-8.14.noarch (with vendor change)
    openSUSE  -->  http://packman.links2linux.de
 Solution 2: do not install k3b-codecs-2.9.90+git20170220.0453-8.14.x86_64

**Choose from above solutions by number or skip, retry or cancel [1/2/s/r/c] (c): **


I chose the solution 1 a few times and it went well mostly, then I ran it again to double check and I get this:

**linux-ef5c:/home/hugo #** zypper install libxine2-codecs ffmpeg lame gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon gstr
eamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ffmpeg libdvdcss2 dvdauthor07 gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-ori
g-addon gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegdemux gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpe
gmux k3b-codecs vlc-beta h264enc x264 gstreamer-plugins-libav vlc-beta-codecs
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Package 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon' not found.
Package 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegdemux' not found.
Package 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegmux' not found.
'ffmpeg' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'ffmpeg-3.2-6.6.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-plugins-base' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-base-1.8.3-3.1.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-plugins-bad' is already installed.
There is an update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-bad', but it is from a different vendor. Use 'zypper install gstreamer-plugins-bad-1.8.3-5.6.x86_64' to install this candidate.
'gstreamer-plugins-good' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-good-1.8.3-3.1.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.23-27.1.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-0.10.31-16.30.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-plugins-ugly' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-ugly-1.8.3-2.4.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-0.10.19-18.3.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-plugins-libav' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-libav-1.8.3-2.6.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra-0.10.31-16.30.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-plugins-good-extra' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-good-extra-1.8.3-3.1.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ffmpeg' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ffmpeg-0.10.13_p201211-3.1.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'libxine2-codecs' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'libxine2-codecs-1.2.6-115.1.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'vlc-beta' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'vlc-beta-3.0.0+git10453-1.41.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'k3b-codecs' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'k3b-codecs-2.9.90+git20170220.0453-8.14.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'x264' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'x264-0.148svn20161219-6.2.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'lame' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'lame-3.99.5-1016.1.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'libdvdcss2' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'libdvdcss2-1.4.0-1.2.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'dvdauthor07' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'dvdauthor07-0.7.1+-2.1.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'h264enc' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'h264enc-10.4.7-3.1.noarch'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-orig-addon' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-orig-addon-0.10.19-18.3.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-plugins-bad-orig-addon' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-bad-orig-addon-1.8.3-5.6.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon-1.8.3-2.4.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'vlc-beta-codecs' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'vlc-beta-codecs-3.0.0+git10453-1.41.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
Resolving package dependencies...

Nothing to do.


Where can I find these missing packages?

Package ‘gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon’ not found.
Package ‘gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegdemux’ not found.
Package ‘gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegmux’ not found.

I think there are some far too complex instructions about on this subject when thing go wrong.

The first step is to watch the messages during boot. If the kernel doesn’t think it has a driver for it that will be mentioned. For instance currently I have a graphics tablet plugged in and haven’t installed the driver for it. The kernel still detects the make and tells me it can’t do anything with it. As far as I know it will do that when ever it detects anything it can’t handle.

If detected and there is a driver in your case yast network settings will show it and any others that are about. The configuration can be checked there and set if needed.

If it still doesn’t work maybe the driver can’t handle it or maybe it’s a configuration mess up. That will need low level work. Eg not directly related I installed a digital tv stick. Kernel detected it and loaded a driver but it still wont work. The web tells me that I may need an additional driver or it could be that the applications that are used with it haven’t kept pace with kernel development.

Then comes your problem - how to change between the 2 interfaces hopefully automatically. I don’t think yast offers a setting for that so that probably does need lower level work or maybe an existing gui you have can do it.

John

Then comes your problem - how to change between the 2 interfaces hopefully automatically. I don’t think yast offers a setting for that so that probably does need lower level work or maybe an existing gui you have can do it.

You know, this is the Problem of a02110399?

I think a02110399 has problems with the Wlan-Driver.
So he has to get the Drivers working, broadcom-wl or bcma.

Package ‘gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon’ not found.
Package ‘gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegdemux’ not found.
Package ‘gstreamer-0_10-plugins-fluendo_mpegmux’ not found.

These Packages are deleted and the Setup-Command is the old one…

These Packages are deleted and the Setup-Command is the old one

What do you mean with the above statement?

What else needs to be done?

I ended up with a big mess related with the multimedia codecs, which have been partially fixed

linux-ef5c:/home/hugo # zypper in broadcom-wl braodcon-wl-kmp-default
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'braodcon-wl-kmp-default' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
No provider of 'braodcon-wl-kmp-default' found.
Resolving package dependencies...


The following 2 NEW packages are going to be installed:
  broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-default


2 new packages to install.
Overall download size: 1.4 MiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the operation, additional 7.2 MiB will be used.
Continue? [y/n/? shows all options] (y): y       
Retrieving package broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.271_k4.4.49_16-2.4.x86_64   (1/2),   1.4 MiB (  7.2 MiB unpacked)
Retrieving: broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.271_k4.4.49_16-2.4.x86_64.rpm ....................................[done]
Retrieving package broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-2.4.x86_64                          (2/2),   9.1 KiB ( 13.3 KiB unpacked)
Retrieving: broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-2.4.x86_64.rpm ...........................................................[done]
Checking for file conflicts: ..................................................................................[done]
(1/2) Installing: broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.271_k4.4.49_16-2.4.x86_64 ..................................[done]
(2/2) Installing: broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-2.4.x86_64 .........................................................[done]
Installation has completed with error.
linux-ef5c:/home/hugo # 
linux-ef5c:/home/hugo # 
linux-ef5c:/home/hugo # zypper in broadcom-wl braodcon-wl-kmp-default
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'broadcom-wl' is already installed.
No update candidate for 'broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-2.4.x86_64'. The highest available version is already installed.
'braodcon-wl-kmp-default' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
No provider of 'braodcon-wl-kmp-default' found.
Resolving package dependencies...


Nothing to do.

What do you mean with the above statement?

The 3 Files are not anymore in the Packman Repo avaible, the Installation command has to be updated.

zypper in broadcom-wl braodcon-wl-kmp-default

That was my fault, it should be: broadcom-wl-kmp-default.

But that Module is installed:

(1/2) Installing: broadcom-wl-kmp-default-6.30.223.271_k4.4.49_16-2.4.x86_64 ..................................[done]
(2/2) Installing: broadcom-wl-6.30.223.271-2.4.x86_64 .........................................................[done]

Did you restart your PC?
Does your Wlan work if you unplug your Network-Cable?

The WiFi connection is now working. Thank you for your help. Despite the Hiccups the main goal was accomplished.
However I still get a
Software Updates screen saying that I need to install
**openSUSE-2016-1245(1)
**Then if I try to install this I get the error. Will I have to live with this kind of error permanently and do all updates manually with zypper?
UPDATE ERROR
Code:
Dependency resolution failed A package dependency could not be found.
More information is available in the detailed report.
Zypper output

**linux-ef5c:/home/hugo #** zypper up 
Loading repository data... 
Reading installed packages... 

The following 17 package updates will NOT be installed: 
 libavcodec57 libavdevice57 libavfilter6 libavformat57 libavresample3 libavutil55 libdca0 libdvdread4 libmad0 
 libmpeg2-0 libpostproc54 librtmp1 libswresample2 libswscale4 libvlc5 libvlccore8 nfs-client 

Nothing to do. 
**linux-ef5c:/home/hugo #** zypper ve 
Loading repository data... 
Reading installed packages... 

Dependencies of all installed packages are satisfied.


Post:

zypper patch

The Software-Updater has sometimes Problems with the dependencies.

But you should answer in the Multimedia Thread.
https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/524044-Missing-packages-Package-gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon-not-found/page2

Seems that it worked now rotfl!


**linux-ef5c:/home/hugo #** zypper patch
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
Resolving package dependencies...

Problem: nothing provides libtirpc.so.1()(64bit) needed by nfs-client-1.3.0-26.1.x86_64
 Solution 1: deinstallation of nfs-client-1.3.0-24.1.x86_64
 Solution 2: do not install patch:openSUSE-2016-1245-1.noarch
 Solution 3: break nfs-client-1.3.0-26.1.x86_64 by ignoring some of its dependencies

**Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/3/c] (c): **1
Resolving dependencies...
Resolving package dependencies...

The following NEW patch is going to be installed:
  openSUSE-2016-1245

The following package is going to be REMOVED:
  nfs-client

1 package to remove.
After the operation, 584.0 KiB will be freed.
**Continue? [y/n/? shows all options] (y): **y
Checking for file conflicts: ..................................................................................[done]
(1/1) Removing nfs-client-1.3.0-24.1.x86_64 ...................................................................[done]

Please post it also in the Multimedia Thread.