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How do I create a wireless connection? [Solved]

Postby chrish » Thu Jun 27, 2013 21:27

Undoubtedly a dumb question from an obvious newb, but I have to ask it.

I did a clean install of the latest Sabayon release and have a perfect wired connection to the Internet but no wireless. In the Manage Connections window, wireless is greyed out; and I have no idea how to get it working. Simple as that.

Can anyone help?

Thanks.
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Re: How do I create a wireless connection?

Postby dunsurfin » Thu Jun 27, 2013 22:29

In order to help we need more information. First of all which of the Sabayon Linux systems you installed - gnome, kde, xfce etc.. Secondly the specifications of your machine - especially important is the wireless. You can find a lot of information by opening a terminal (I'm assuming you've never done anything like this before so don't be offended if you have) and you will find that in your systems menu. Type in "su" (without the quotation marks) and press enter. Enter your root password and press enter again. Type in "lspci" (without the quotation marks") press enter and copy the output. Then type in "lsusb" (without the quotation marks) press enter and copy that output. Once you have the information safely copied type "exit" (without the quotation marks) press enter then repeat that.

You will then have some information to post here.
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Re: How do I create a wireless connection?

Postby chrish » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:47

Thanks for responding. I'm using the KDE version of Sabayon. The output from the terminal is below.

Sabayon chrish # lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
02:00.1 SD Host controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM57765 Memory Card Reader (rev 10)
02:00.2 System peripheral: Broadcom Corporation Device 16be (rev 10)
02:00.3 System peripheral: Broadcom Corporation Device 16bf (rev 10)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43227 802.11b/g/n
Sabayon chrish # lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 058f:b002 Alcor Micro Corp.
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
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Re: How do I create a wireless connection?

Postby dunsurfin » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:04

In a terminal type "uname -a" which will tell you which kernel you are using.

Open Rigo and type "broadcam" into the search bar and install the broadcom sta that matches your kernel.

Reboot and see if you have wireless.
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Re: How do I create a wireless connection?

Postby chrish » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:14

Thanks, but this is odd: when I enter 'broadcam' in the search field in Rigo it returns the message "Nothing found for broadcam. did you mean Bridge Utils?"
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Re: How do I create a wireless connection?

Postby chrish » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:46

Sorry, just realised that your "broadcam" was a typo. I've now found 'broadcom'
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Re: How do I create a wireless connection?

Postby dunsurfin » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:50

:oops:
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Re: How do I create a wireless connection?

Postby chrish » Fri Jun 28, 2013 13:14

But if "Linux Sabayon 3.5.0-sabayon" is the kernel version:

[email protected] ~ $ uname -a
Linux Sabayon 3.5.0-sabayon #1 SMP Sun Nov 11 10:31:31 UTC 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
[email protected] ~ $ uname -v
#1 SMP Sun Nov 11 10:31:31 UTC 2012


then it would appear that it's already installed (there's a 'Remove' button for it in Rigo. So it's installed but simply not working?
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Re: How do I create a wireless connection?

Postby chrish » Fri Jun 28, 2013 13:18

But I'm re-installing anyway.
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Re: How do I create a wireless connection?

Postby chrish » Fri Jun 28, 2013 13:27

I've re-installed, rebooted, but Wireless is still greyed out in the Manage Connections window :(
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