[packman] OpenSuse Tumbleweed kernel update and broadcom-wl mod

Carl Fletcher carl.fletcher at opensuse.org
Thu May 16 04:54:14 CEST 2013

On Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:20 +0100, <headcrabextra at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi. I am using OpenSuse Tumbleweed with Packman Tumbleweed repository.
> Recently my kernel version got update from to 3.9.1-7.1  
> but
> broadcom-wl mod from Packman didn't get that update and because of that  
> my wifi
> broke. As a temporal fix I uninstalled the newest version of kernel.  
> Will the
> proper version of broadcom-wl appear in packman repositories? If yes  
> then when
> should I expect it? Also is there a way to know if packman repository has
> "synced" with the official one or not to prevent such problems?
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A preferred option would be to use b43 if your hardware permits?
The updated 'wl' shouldn't take too long, but how long I don't know.
The only obvious way to know if packman has the necessary updates it to  
take note if 'wl' is being updated at the same time as the kernel. Not all  
kernel updates though will require an update to 'wl'

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