[packman] Trouble with the broadcom-wl driver with OpenSuSE Leap 15 build 187.1

Chris Ward tjcw01 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 20:00:25 CEST 2018

I'm having trouble with this driver; the version for Leap 42.3 works fine.
I have raised OpenSuSE bug 1087946
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1087946 to report the problem
there as it may be a kernel issue, but I'm emailing the packman mailing
list as it may be a problem with the driver in packman.
I get a prompt for wifi password but the driver fails to connect to the
wifi access point. There are messages in 'dmesg' but they are rather long
to post here; if you are interested you can see them in the bugzilla link
If I plug in a USB wifi adapter (supported by the kernel), then the onboard
wifi adapter will connect to the wifi access point and I can access the
Internet through either wifi adapter; so things are very close to working.

All help appreciated !

Chris Ward.

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