Hey! New user to OpenSUSE and the linux in general here. And I’m certainly not super tech savvy. But I’ve tried to do as much research on my issue before reaching out to avoid being annoying, but I might have just missed something super simple regardless. @.@
Anywho! **The Issue: **I just installed openSUSE Leap 15.3 on my desktop, and I’ve not been able to make use of my Wireless Network Adapter to connect to my home’s wifi.
The adapter Im trying to get to work is TP-Link’s Archer T9E AC1900. This fella uses the broadcom BCM4360 Chipset. I also have a USB wireless adapter that I had as a backup, but unfortunately that also uses a broadcom chipset -.- (BCM4323). From what I’ve found out by poking around some help manuals, broadcom has been a pretty lame company to the opensource community, and hasn’t been helpful in making their stuff compatible with non-windows machines. But from what I understand oSUSE 15.3 should come with drivers preinstalled for them anyways?
Now, I have a dual boot setup right now, with oSUSE installed on its own SSD, so I’m able to have windows available to download things if I need to. As well as another computer that is directly connected to our router via ethernet cable. Which I’m able to plug my SSD into if I need to have internet access for something, though for whatever reason, oSUSE is really unstable on the particular computer. So I’m stuck with only using the terminal, as any other program just crashes the OS :L However, I did try and run
and it seemed to do what it needed to? Though once I stuck the SSD back into my pc, it still doesn’t seem to work.
If there’s a smart cookie out there who could help me figure this out, I’d really appreciate it. Spent a whole day trying to get passed this issue D:
Hopefully I got a decent clump of info here? Here are some screenshots from my network manager and my system info in case that’s helpful, as well.