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Hello, Just installed SuSe 11.2 however cannot get wireless networking going and at the moment it's not even detecting any networks. Using a lenovo ideapad S10e with Broadcom drivers. Can ...
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    Exclamation [SOLVED] Wi-Fi Setup Within SuSe 11.2


    Hello,

    Just installed SuSe 11.2 however cannot get wireless networking going and at the moment it's not even detecting any networks. Using a lenovo ideapad S10e with Broadcom drivers. Can connect using ethernet cable. Got it running on SuSe 10 but with more luck than judgement. Any ideas please. Thanks.

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    Hello. Please read the wireless setup sticky.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/wir...tart-here.html

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    Lightbulb Broadcom wireless

    Thanks reed9 for info, However think i have found and downloaded latest driver from broadcom as i was directed there from SuSe Linux forum website. All i have to do now is find out how to extract and load the driver files and where?.

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    The reason I ask for the info is that there are two possible drivers, and the chipset of the wireless card determines which you need.

    These broadcom cards use the driver you downloaded from Broadcom.
    Code:
    14e4:432b "Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller"
    14e4:4329 "Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG"
    14e4:4328 "Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n"
    14e4:4315 "Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g"
    14e4:4313 "Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 Ethernet Controller"
    14e4:4312 "Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g"
    14e4:4311 "Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN"
    14e4:432d
    14e4:432c
    14e4:432a
    If your card is not on that list, you need the b43 driver. This driver you actually have already, but it needs extra firmware to work.

    Both the broadcom driver and firmware are available through the packman repository. No need to build from source.

    HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless)/Broadcom BCM43xx - openSUSE

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    Lightbulb Driver Installation

    Very grateful for your quik respons reed9 and for the info. been up since 5:30 this morning trying all possible solutions and did not get to bed 'till past midnight but i think we have all been there before.

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    Exclamation Packman Repository

    Hi reed9,

    Done as suggested and downloaded packman repository however is there still somthing i need to do as still no conculsion to the problem.

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    Hi terryfell,

    If you were not able to make wireless work up to now, may I suggest you post the outputs from the site originally suggested by reed9.

    It can really help them analyze the problem better.
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    Exclamation gnome console

    Hello nunijini

    when i enter the first command lspci -knn > lspci.txt in the gnome console i get a message " absolute path to lspc1 is ' /sbin/lspc1, so running it may require superuser priviliges ( eg. root ) . Forgive my ignorance but whate does this mean. I am new to this OS so please excuse me. I thought i had privileges as the administrator of the sysytem!.

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    Just type in
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci
    There is a variable, called PATH, which tells the system where to look for programs. This variable can be different for different users, in this case opensuse has a different PATH for root than for the regular user account. Typing only lspci means the shell doesn't know where to find the binary, so you have to use the absolute path, /sbin/lspci.

    Type
    Code:
    echo $PATH
    to see the locations that the shell will look for binaries.

    To change to the root user, and change to the root user's environmental variables, do
    Code:
    su -
    Note the dash. Without that you can change to root (or other users on the system, if you follow it with their user name), but you stay in your user's environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terryfell View Post
    Hello nunijini

    when i enter the first command lspci -knn > lspci.txt in the gnome console i get a message " absolute path to lspc1 is ' /sbin/lspc1, so running it may require superuser priviliges ( eg. root ) . Forgive my ignorance but whate does this mean. I am new to this OS so please excuse me. I thought i had privileges as the administrator of the sysytem!.
    Its okay! No problem

    I will be posting my own outputs as an example, for whatever its worth:

    Code:
    jun@jun-laptop ~ $ 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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)
    	Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt
    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
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
    	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
    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]
    06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
    	Kernel driver in use: wl
    	Kernel modules: wl
    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
    
    jun@jun-laptop ~ $ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    michael_mic            10496  4 
    arc4                    9856  4 
    ecb                    10752  4 
    i915                   67844  2 
    drm                    96424  3 i915
    binfmt_misc            16776  1 
    ppdev                  15620  0 
    bridge                 56212  0 
    stp                    10500  1 bridge
    bnep                   20224  2 
    vboxnetadp             15424  0 
    vboxnetflt             22632  0 
    vboxdrv               190856  2 vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
    input_polldev          11912  0 
    joydev                 18368  0 
    lp                     17156  0 
    parport                42220  2 ppdev,lp
    snd_hda_intel         436148  2 
    snd_pcm_oss            46336  0 
    snd_mixer_oss          22656  1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_pcm                83076  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy          10756  0 
    snd_seq_oss            37760  0 
    snd_seq_midi           14336  0 
    snd_rawmidi            29696  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     15104  2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                56880  6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29704  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14988  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    uvcvideo               63368  0 
    compat_ioctl32          9344  1 uvcvideo
    snd                    62756  13 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    videodev               41600  1 uvcvideo
    ieee80211_crypt_tkip    16896  0 
    soundcore              15200  1 snd
    psmouse                61972  0 
    sdhci_pci              15232  0 
    sdhci                  23940  1 sdhci_pci
    v4l1_compat            21764  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    video                  25872  0 
    snd_page_alloc         16904  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    wl                   1281364  0 
    ieee80211_crypt        13444  2 ieee80211_crypt_tkip,wl
    pcspkr                 10496  0 
    serio_raw              13444  0 
    output                 11008  1 video
    iTCO_wdt               19108  0 
    iTCO_vendor_support    11652  1 iTCO_wdt
    intel_agp              34108  1 
    agpgart                42696  3 drm,intel_agp
    tg3                   131204  0 
    fbcon                  46112  0 
    tileblit               10752  1 fbcon
    font                   16384  1 fbcon
    bitblit                13824  1 fbcon
    softcursor              9984  1 bitblit
    
    jun@jun-laptop ~ $ uname -r
    2.6.28-18-generic
    jun@jun-laptop
    We can start with this three commands. After you copy and pasted the outputs in the message box, you may want to highlight them and them click "#".

    Hope this helps.
    nujinini
    Linux User #489667

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