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    openSuse Partition Wireless Set-up


    Dear Everybody,

    Greetings! May I please request for some help regarding the turning on of my wireless in my newly installed openSuse partition. I have taken the liberty to provide some informations which I hope could be of help. Thanks in advance!

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    linux-u1nw:~ # lspci -knn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
    	Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    	Kernel modules: intel-agp
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2944] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2946] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:294a] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport-driver
    	Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: uhci-hcd
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    	Kernel modules: ehci-hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E 2 port SATA IDE Controller [8086:2928] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    	Kernel modules: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    	Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    00:1f.5 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E 2 port SATA IDE Controller [8086:292d] (rev 03)
    	Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    	Kernel modules: ata_piix
    05:00.0 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technologies, Inc. SD/MMC Host Controller [197b:2382]
    	Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    05:00.2 SD Host controller [0805]: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Standard SD Host Controller [197b:2381]
    	Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
    05:00.3 System peripheral [0880]: JMicron Technologies, Inc. MS Host Controller [197b:2383]
    	Kernel driver in use: jmb38x_ms
    	Kernel modules: jmb38x_ms
    06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1713] (rev 02)
    	Kernel driver in use: tg3
    	Kernel modules: tg3
    linux-u1nw:~ #
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    linux-u1nw:~ # lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    xt_physdev              2220  2 
    af_packet              16528  2 
    bridge                 48012  1 
    stp                     2248  1 bridge
    bnep                   11624  2 
    rfcomm                 35548  0 
    sco                     9996  2 
    l2cap                  20504  6 bnep,rfcomm
    bluetooth              54100  6 bnep,rfcomm,sco,l2cap
    ip6t_LOG                6212  7 
    xt_tcpudp               2728  2 
    xt_pkttype              1560  3 
    ipt_LOG                 5708  8 
    xt_limit                2056  15 
    binfmt_misc             7872  1 
    snd_pcm_oss            43300  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          14288  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq                52248  0 
    snd_seq_device          7168  1 snd_seq
    i915                   28016  2 
    drm                    74980  3 i915
    ip6t_REJECT             4984  3 
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      20196  4 
    ip6table_raw            1792  1 
    xt_NOTRACK              1544  4 
    ipt_REJECT              2760  3 
    xt_state                1904  8 
    iptable_raw             2056  1 
    iptable_filter          2548  1 
    ip6table_mangle         2288  0 
    nf_conntrack_netbios_ns     2152  0 
    nf_conntrack_ipv4      10480  4 
    nf_conntrack           67376  5 nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_NOTRACK,xt_state,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4
    ip_tables              11260  2 iptable_raw,iptable_filter
    ip6table_filter         2408  1 
    ip6_tables             12476  4 ip6t_LOG,ip6table_raw,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
    x_tables               14416  12 xt_physdev,ip6t_LOG,xt_tcpudp,xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,xt_NOTRACK,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6_tables
    ipv6                  242864  25 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6table_mangle
    cpufreq_conservative     6324  0 
    cpufreq_userspace       3112  0 
    cpufreq_powersave       1640  0 
    acpi_cpufreq            7060  1 
    speedstep_lib           4556  0 
    fuse                   52536  3 
    loop                   15076  0 
    dm_mod                 62236  4 
    snd_hda_intel         413176  2 
    snd_pcm                78852  2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel
    uvcvideo               50732  0 
    snd_timer              21132  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    compat_ioctl32          1104  1 uvcvideo
    jmb38x_ms              13076  0 
    video                  19992  0 
    sdhci_pci               7404  0 
    i2c_i801               10556  0 
    snd_page_alloc          8048  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    tg3                   114516  0 
    output                  2736  1 video
    intel_agp              24264  1 
    libphy                 18976  1 tg3
    videodev               31236  1 uvcvideo
    i2c_core               29972  1 i2c_i801
    wmi                     6720  0 
    snd_hwdep               7144  1 snd_hda_intel
    rtc_cmos               11344  0 
    rtc_core               18048  1 rtc_cmos
    agpgart                32408  3 drm,intel_agp
    memstick               11364  1 jmb38x_ms
    battery                11156  0 
    sr_mod                 13536  0 
    v4l1_compat            13096  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    rtc_lib                 2816  1 rtc_core
    cdrom                  32288  1 sr_mod
    sdhci                  17276  1 sdhci_pci
    button                  6560  0 
    ac                      4452  0 
    snd                    57408  12 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
    pcspkr                  2344  0 
    serio_raw               5092  0 
    mmc_core               55080  1 sdhci
    soundcore               6900  1 snd
    sg                     29360  0 
    joydev                  9388  0 
    sd_mod                 31424  4 
    crc_t10dif              1704  1 sd_mod
    ehci_hcd               47580  0 
    uhci_hcd               23672  0 
    usbcore               167276  4 uvcvideo,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
    edd                     8616  0 
    ata_piix               16292  3 
    libata                160884  1 ata_piix
    scsi_mod              149720  4 sr_mod,sg,sd_mod,libata
    dock                   11988  1 libata
    ext3                  124684  1 
    mbcache                 8132  1 ext3
    jbd                    56684  1 ext3
    fan                     4712  0 
    thermal                19916  0 
    processor              43548  4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    thermal_sys            11364  4 video,fan,thermal,processor
    hwmon                   3092  1 thermal_sys
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    linux-u1nw:~ # uname -r
    2.6.27.7-9-default
    linux-u1nw:~ # 

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    I think you need to install Firmware for this to work. Issue this command and please post the results back
    Code:
    dmesg |grep Firmware
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    I think you need to install Firmware for this to work. Issue this command and please post the results back
    Code:
    dmesg |grep Firmware
    hello Mike Tbob,

    thank you for your response. I executed the above and here are the results

    as user:
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    nujinini@linux-u1nw:/> dmesg |grep Firmware
    nujinini@linux-u1nw:/> 

    as root:
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    linux-u1nw:~ # dmesg |grep Firmware
    linux-u1nw:~ # 

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    Try these
    Code:
    modprobe b43
    You will get no response if it is successful, now see if the device is listed.
    Code:
    ifconfig
    If you have a wired connection available you can try
    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    See this SUSE specific howto.
    Getting Your Wireless to Work - openSUSE Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    Try these
    Code:
    modprobe b43
    You will get no response if it is successful, now see if the device is listed.
    Code:
    ifconfig
    If you have a wired connection available you can try
    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    See this SUSE specific howto.
    Getting Your Wireless to Work - openSUSE Forums
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    linux-u1nw:~ # modprobe b43
    linux-u1nw:~ # ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1E:68:F0:BB:D7  
              inet addr:192.168.1.6  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::21e:68ff:fef0:bbd7/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:804 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:917 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:450773 (440.2 Kb)  TX bytes:172391 (168.3 Kb)
              Interrupt:17 
    
    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:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:340 (340.0 b)  TX bytes:340 (340.0 b)
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    linux-u1nw:~ # sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    Downloading b43 firmware
    ##################################################################        91.8%^####################################################################      95.5%^####################################################################      95.6%^####################################################################      95.6%^######################################################################## 100.0%
    Extracting b43 firmware
    This file is recognised as:
      ID         :  FW13
      filename   :  wl_apsta_mimo.o
      version    :  410.2160
      MD5        :  cb8d70972b885b1f8883b943c0261a3c
    Extracting b43/pcm5.fw
    Extracting b43/pcm4.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode15.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode14.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode13.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode11.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode9.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode5.fw
    Extracting b43/ucode4.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals15.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals15.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals14.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals14.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0bsinitvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/lp0initvals13.fw
    Extracting b43/n0absinitvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/n0bsinitvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/n0initvals11.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals9.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g1initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0bsinitvals4.fw
    Extracting b43/a0g0initvals4.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0bsinitvals4.fw
    Extracting b43/b0g0initvals4.fw
    
    Downloading b43legacy firmware
    ######################                                                    31.5%^########################################                                  55.9%^########################################                                  56.8%^###################################################                       71.0%^###################################################                       71.0%^############################################################              84.1%^############################################################              84.1%^############################################################              84.1%^######################################################################## 100.0%
    Extracting b43legacy firmware
    This file is recognised as:
      ID         :  FW10
      filename   :  wl_apsta.o
      version    :  295.14
      MD5        :  e08665c5c5b66beb9c3b2dd54aa80cb3
    Extracting b43legacy/ucode2.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/ucode4.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/ucode5.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/ucode11.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/pcm4.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/pcm5.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/a0g0bsinitvals2.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/b0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/a0g0initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/a0g1bsinitvals5.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/a0g0initvals2.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/a0g1initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/b0g0bsinitvals2.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/b0g0initvals5.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/b0g0initvals2.fw
    Extracting b43legacy/a0g0bsinitvals5.fw
    
    b43 firmware successfully installed.
    b43legacy firmware successfully installed.
    linux-u1nw:~ # 
    will try to reboot and get back ..

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    I tried a reboot without the cables and the wireless does not still work

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    Make sure the module is still loaded, look for b43
    Code:
    lsmod
    If it's not loaded, then load it.
    Code:
    sudo modprobe b43
    See if your device is listed now
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig
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    I believe that this wireless uses the Broadcom wl driver. It can be installed from the Packman repository.

    PackMan :: Package details for broadcom-wl

    There is a button for Suse one-click-install, on the right hand side. I don't know if clicking it will install the driver, but you can try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    I believe that this wireless uses the Broadcom wl driver. It can be installed from the Packman repository.

    PackMan :: Package details for broadcom-wl

    There is a button for Suse one-click-install, on the right hand side. I don't know if clicking it will install the driver, but you can try.
    hi waterhead,

    its nice to hear from you. i tried the repo Packman but it downloaded many things. after i restarted, my suse does not boot anymore and i will be trying to download again in a while since I have to reinstall my partition. will keep you posted.

    thanks

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    I apologize if my instructions left you with a non-working system.

    I am at a loss to explain what happened. It is possible that you needed a different kernel, to match the wl kernel module. But it should still boot into the new kernel. Did you have a video driver from nVidia or ATI that you installed on the system? It would have to be reinstalled, if a new kernel was installed.
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