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No wired or wireless in 14.08 KDE [Solved]

Postby momiji2 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:40

I Have just installed Sabayon 14.08 KDE 64 on to my Lenovo laptop.
[No wired or wireless available]*** Correction
Wired working fine.....(tried a different cable...) pleased and embarrassed in equal measure
Updating system. Will focus on wifi issues using advised methods after updates.

KDE 4.13.1
Kernel 3.15.0
Qualcomm Atheros QCA8172 Fast Ethernet (rev 10)
Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

I've run out of ideas, any help would be great
Last edited by momiji2 on Wed Sep 03, 2014 17:35, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: No wired or wireless in 14.08 KDE

Postby Ezio64 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:11

Hi
I have same problem with my Lenovo but only with Wireless, last good kernel for broadcom is 3.14.xx
there is no modules for kernel 3.15 and 3.16 so you must downgrade if you want to use your wireless network card
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Re: No wired or wireless in 14.08 KDE

Postby momiji2 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:50

Thankyou.
Now not sure how to downgrade kernel without any network access
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Re: No wired or wireless in 14.08 KDE **CORRECTION wifi only

Postby momiji2 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 22:58

I have:
updated system - no wifi - fair enough
downgraded kernel from 3.15 to 3.14 (i.e. installed 3.14 and removed 3.15)
No wifi - OK fair enough

Blacklisted modules bcma, brcmsmac, ssb, b43.
Whitelisted module wl.
No wifi - now stumped
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Re: No wired or wireless in 14.08 KDE **CORRECTION wifi only

Postby momiji2 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 17:34

I found a solution! extra pleased I must say.

I found that although I had whitelisted module "wl" it did not appear in lsmod output, and when I tried to modprobe wl I got modprobe: FATAL: Module wl not found.

Here I must divulge that I got inspiration for this inquiry from an answer on askubuntu.com ( http://askubuntu.com/questions/459654/d ... rusty-tahr )

I then checked out Rigo searching for Broadcom. I found that the Broadcom driver package for Kernel 3.14(Broadcom Sta 6.30.223.30-r1#3.14.0-sabayon) was not installed - this was a vanilla 14.08 installation.

3.14 is indeed the last kernel to have Broadcom wifi support

I installed the broadcom package, typed modprobe wl and, great relief and joy, my wifi works.

Must confess also, the child in me still gets a kick out of typing in a tiny command and then, hey presto, the machine works!
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