Wireless card not recognized

In the same box (dual boot). If I boot openSUSE 12.2 the card is recognized by Yast>Network Devices and I can configure it. If I boot 12.3 it does not show up. hwinfo --pci identifies it, and so does Yast hardware information.

What am I doing wrong?

The wireless stickies are always a good place to start:


Can you provide the chipset details? For PCI card do

/sbin/lspci -nnk

Find the relevant output and post.

Since your card worked in the previous version, it may be that you need to install firmware for example.

Ah yes, the magic word “firmware”. A quick check on what was installed in the 12.2 version showed that the 12.3 version lacked b43-firmware. That’s because it’s proprietary and not included during my brand new installation of 12.3. Adding the Packman repository and searching for b43 brought an instant response, and quick installation.

Many thanks.

No worries :slight_smile: