Wireless Driver and Video Driver

Hi There!!!

I am very new to Linux. At first my friends recommend to use Ubuntu and last I choose openSUSE (Downloaded and Installed openSUSE with GNOME only). After installation of openSUSE, I found that my wireless driver is missing and later also found that some Graphic Card problems too.

My system is DELL Latitude E6410 and according to openSUSE forum, I run /sbin/lspci –nnk and the results are as follows.
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0044] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port [8086:0045] (rev 02)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection [8086:10ea] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
Kernel driver in use: e1000e
00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b3c] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio [8086:3b56] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3b42] (rev 05)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:3b44] (rev 05)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:3b46] (rev 05)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:3b48] (rev 05)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b34] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller [8086:3b07] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller [0104]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] [8086:282a] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller [8086:3b30] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem [8086:3b32] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
Kernel driver in use: intel ips
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [NVS 3100M] [10de:0a6c] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller [10de:0be3] (rev a1)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4353] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1520 Half-size Mini PCIe Card [1028:000e]
Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
04:00.0 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller [1180:e822] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
04:00.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 PCIe IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:e832] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
3f:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers [8086:2c62] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
3f:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder [8086:2d01] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
3f:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 [8086:2d10] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
3f:02.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 [8086:2d11] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
3f:02.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d12] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
3f:02.3 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d13] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]

According to the forum, they advise to install or download using zipper command. But my problem is that I don’t have (actually can’t accessible wired internet connection because I am using shared Internet Connection). What I am meaning to say is that I can’t get online and use zypper commands.
So, I would like to know is there any way to install wireless driver offline? I will download using Windows 7 and install later on openSUSE. Is that even possible?

Another problem with my graphic card is when I start the openSUSE system, I can’t see all things. The only thing I am seeing is Black and White and some colors only. But after Log Out, all goes to normal. And also I notice that when I reach the bottom or end of documents or in GNOME Terminal the screen flicker a lot. Is that a Graphic Card Driver problem?

Since I am very new to Linux and openSUSE please guide me in simplest way to above two problems. After I can go online I will start learning openSUSE :smiley: .

Thanks A Lot….

On 12/05/2012 09:36 PM, AlienX85 wrote:
>
> Hi There!!!
>
> I am very new to Linux. At first my friends recommend to use Ubuntu and
> last I choose openSUSE (Downloaded and Installed openSUSE with GNOME
> only). After installation of openSUSE, I found that my wireless driver
> is missing and later also found that some Graphic Card problems too.
>
> My system is DELL Latitude E6410 and according to openSUSE forum, I run
> /sbin/lspci –nnk and the results are as follows.
> 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM
> Controller [8086:0044] (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express
> x16 Root Port [8086:0045] (rev 02)
> Kernel driver in use: pcieport
> 00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82577LM Gigabit
> Network Connection [8086:10ea] (rev 05)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> Kernel driver in use: e1000e
> 00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series
> Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b3c] (rev 05)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
> 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series
> Chipset High Definition Audio [8086:3b56] (rev 05)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
> 00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series
> Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3b42] (rev 05)
> Kernel driver in use: pcieport
> 00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series
> Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:3b44] (rev 05)
> Kernel driver in use: pcieport
> 00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series
> Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:3b46] (rev 05)
> Kernel driver in use: pcieport
> 00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series
> Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:3b48] (rev 05)
> Kernel driver in use: pcieport
> 00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series
> Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b34] (rev 05)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
> 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
> [8086:2448] (rev a5)
> 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset
> LPC Interface Controller [8086:3b07] (rev 05)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> 00:1f.2 RAID bus controller [0104]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA
> Controller [RAID mode] [8086:282a] (rev 05)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> Kernel driver in use: ahci
> 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset
> SMBus Controller [8086:3b30] (rev 05)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> 00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 5
> Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem [8086:3b32] (rev 05)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> Kernel driver in use: intel ips
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [NVS
> 3100M] [10de:0a6c] (rev a2)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> Kernel driver in use: nouveau
> 01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio
> Controller [10de:0be3] (rev a1)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
> 03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM43224
> 802.11a/b/g/n [14e4:4353] (rev 01)
> Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1520 Half-size Mini PCIe Card
> [1028:000e]
> Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
> 04:00.0 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller
> [1180:e822] (rev 03)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
> 04:00.4 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 PCIe IEEE 1394
> Controller [1180:e832] (rev 03)
> Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:040a]
> Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
> 3f:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath
> Architecture Generic Non-core Registers [8086:2c62] (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
> 3f:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath
> Architecture System Address Decoder [8086:2d01] (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
> 3f:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0
> [8086:2d10] (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
> 3f:02.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI
> Physical 0 [8086:2d11] (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
> 3f:02.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved
> [8086:2d12] (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
> 3f:02.3 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved
> [8086:2d13] (rev 02)
> Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
>
> According to the forum, they advise to install or download using zipper
> command. But my problem is that I don’t have (actually can’t
> accessible wired internet connection because I am using shared Internet
> Connection). What I am meaning to say is that I can’t get online and
> use zypper commands.
> So, I would like to know is there any way to install wireless driver
> offline? I will download using Windows 7 and install later on openSUSE.
> Is that even possible?
>
> Another problem with my graphic card is when I start the openSUSE
> system, I can’t see all things. The only thing I am seeing is Black
> and White and some colors only. But after Log Out, all goes to normal.
> And also I notice that when I reach the bottom or end of documents or in
> GNOME Terminal the screen flicker a lot. Is that a Graphic Card Driver
> problem?
>
>
>
> Since I am very new to Linux and openSUSE please guide me in simplest
> way to above two problems. After I can go online I will start learning
> openSUSE :smiley: .

It is usually unproductive to open a thread for more than one problem. I will
help you with the wireless one, but you should open a new thread about the
graphics problem. You also failed to indicate which version of openSUSE you are
using. In that new thread, you should also indicate that you have an NVIDIA
Corporation GT218 graphics adapter. From the description, the nouveau driver is
not working for that device.

Your wireless card uses the brcmsmac driver. You need to open a terminal and
issue the ‘dmesg’ command. If that indicates a problem with missing firmware,
you will need to install the kernel-firmware package. It should be on the DVD,
which I think you must have used to install. You can use YaST to see if it is
available.

Hi…

Thanks for your suggestion. About openSUSE version, I am using latest which is openSUSE 12.2 GENOME.
Since Internet connection are very bad in our country, I was unable to download full DVD, and instead I downloaded GENOME only using USB thumb drive. My DVD drive is no good and I can’t find replacement in our country. So, can you please guide me how to install from USB thumb drive. Also it is nearly impossible to download full DVD (It took me 3 whole days to download GENOME only which is 600MB).

Thanks and Best Regards

On 12/06/2012 08:46 AM, AlienX85 wrote:
>
> Hi…
>
> Thanks for your suggestion. About openSUSE version, I am using latest
> which is openSUSE 12.2 GENOME.
> Since Internet connection are very bad in our country, I was unable to
> download full DVD, and instead I downloaded GENOME only using USB thumb
> drive. My DVD drive is no good and I can’t find replacement in our
> country. So, can you please guide me how to install from USB thumb
> drive. Also it is nearly impossible to download full DVD (It took me 3
> whole days to download GENOME only which is 600MB).

With network problems, did you check the Gnome Live CD to be certain that it
downloaded correctly? I do not use Gnome, but I think there is an option in the
initial boot menu to check the disk.

When you boot the USB drive as a Live system, does the wireless work? If it does
not work there, then it is not likely to work with the full system.