I had a version of openSUSE 13.1 installed and working fine in a dual boot system. Then, about a month ago wireless stopped working. No option to connect wirelessly even appears any more.
After the initial install I had a lot of trouble with a slow and unstable wireless connection. Thee seems to be a lot of problems with Broadcom BCMA4313 802.11bgn wireless adaptors. I’m quite new to openSUSE and Linux based systems. So at that time a very knowledgeable friend solved the problem by doing something to the kernel (I think their solution was based on advice that has appeared before on forums).
Anyway, suddenly wireless seems to have disappeared as a connection option. I don’t really know where to begin to solve this. I did an “/sbin/lspci -nnk” and the Network Controller is BCM 4313 802.11bgn Wireless Adaptor [14e4:4727], so I guess it’s still recognised.
I’d really appreciate it if someone could help with a solution or even advise me on what I should do next?
Glad to here that. In case you wonder, your friend probably built and installed the broadcom module from source, that’s why it didn’t work when a new kernel was released in December. Now that you have Packman they will realease a new kernel module whenever OpenSuse releases a new kernel. And in addition to that you now also have access to all the software in the Packman repo, a highly trusted source I would say.
Now you are starting to ask for the impossible, how can anyone but you yourself possibly know what your needs are?
Ask yourself what you would like to have and search for it in yast, very likely there will be something for you, this is not windows.
Go to Yast software management, at the top are some tabs, one should probably say show in English, select Patterns or Package groups, you’ll be amazed if you haven’t looked there before.