[packman] Package broadcom-wl gone?
tomas.chvatal at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 15:09:43 CET 2017
2017-02-22 13:44 GMT+01:00 Manfred Hollstein <manfred.h at gmx.net>:
> On Wed, 22 Feb 2017, 11:57:29 +0100, Manfred Hollstein wrote:
> > Hi Tomáš,
> > On Wed, 22 Feb 2017, 10:34:25 +0100, Tomáš Chvátal wrote:
> > > 2017-02-22 10:29 GMT+01:00 Manfred Hollstein <manfred.h at gmx.net>:
> > > > has the package been deleted? I cannot find it in its former
> > > > Essentials.
> > > >
> > > Hello Manfred,
> > >
> > > Yes the broadcom-wl is gone from the repository.
> > >
> > > I had a review meeting with our kernel guys and we discovered it was
> > > updated in couple of years while its device scanning ment it was
> loaded and
> > > attempted to be loaded on almost all broadcom cards errornously.
> > >
> > > What the labs people said is that the driver that is at the moment in
> > > kernel should work more reliably and they are more than willing to
> > > bugs if something is still not behaving well with the broadcom chipsets
> > > that were before covered by this package.
> > thanks for your feedback. Does that mean that I should use one of the
> > kernel provided drivers (e.g. bcma) from openSUSE_Leap_42.1/2, or would
> > it be necessary to run a more recent kernel like Kernel:stable?
> too bad! I just tried to get wlan0 (Broadcom 4352 WLAN core revision 42)
> to work, but it fails on both kernels I have here on my openSUSE_Leap_42.1
> dmesg says this:
> [ 4.814315] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4352 WLAN found (core revision 42)
> [ 4.814698] b43-phy0 ERROR: FOUND UNSUPPORTED PHY (Analog 12, Type 11
> (AC), Revision 1)
> [ 4.815499] b43: probe of bcma0:1 failed with error -95
> [ 4.815524] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PNLS ]
> Neither NetworkManager nor wicked can see any related device; this means
> networking is no longer possible for a wide range of devices (from Dell
> and ASrock and possibly many others). Do we have a backup of the former
> driver which worked properly, at least for me.
> Thx, cheers.
This says the driver was not properly loaded indeed.
Could you please check which exact chipset you have?
"lspci -nn -d 14e4:"
Btw most of the cards are described on the wiki here:
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