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Old 10-06-2014, 07:30 PM   #1
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getting wifi card driver on openSUSE


I have recently installed openSUSE 13.1 on my macbook air, and i wanted to get internet working. I dont know if it is my inability to use yast or a lack of a driver, but i cannot get the firmware loaded on openSUSE. If someone could help, it would be appreciated

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Laptop - macbook air 11" 2013 model

OpenSUSUE version 13.1 from usb install

Wifi card - BCM4360

Optional wifi card - ralink usb wifi RT5370
 
Old 10-06-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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hi!

http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

 
Old 10-06-2014, 10:08 PM   #3
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how would i install the wl driver on openSUSE? since i normally use apt, i am unfamiliar to YaST and i have no idea what i am doing
 
Old 10-06-2014, 10:10 PM   #4
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how would i install the wl driver on openSUSE? since i normally use apt, i am unfamiliar to YaST and i have no idea what i am doing
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openSUSE 11.3 and above includes a utility that will automatically download the firmware and install it into its proper location. With working Internet access, run the following commands:

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1 sudo zypper install b43-fwcutter
2 sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

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Old 10-06-2014, 10:11 PM   #5
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I do not have internet running on the openSUSE side of my hard drive, which is why i want to get the driver. Is there another place i could download it from and put it on the openSUSE partition?
 
Old 10-07-2014, 07:23 AM   #6
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where would i put the firmware so that YaST can install it?
 
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How would i install said firmware without internet on the openSUSE partition?
 
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There isn't much use/sense in posting this, since the OP said in his very first post that he didn't HAVE internet access. Giving him instructions that depend on an Internet connection won't do much good.
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I do not have internet running on the openSUSE side of my hard drive, which is why i want to get the driver. Is there another place i could download it from and put it on the openSUSE partition?
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where would i put the firmware so that YaST can install it?
...and....
How would i install said firmware without internet on the openSUSE partition?
Posting numerous follow-ups isn't a good thing, unless you're providing more information. Bumping your own thread repeatedly is considered fairly rude, and won't get you help any faster.

Check to make sure your device is supported first, before going any further, by following this guide:
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...ported_devices

If it is supported, download the Broadcom drivers from here:
Code:
http://www.lwfinger.com/b43-firmware/broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2
Then, download the RPM from openSUSE's website:
http://software.opensuse.org/package/b43-fwcutter

..you can manually download the RPM package. Click on either the 32 or 64 bit, and save it somewhere. Since you don't have Internet access, you could save it to a USB stick, and move it over that way, along with the .bz2 file that contains the firmware. Typically, the firmware for pretty much all devices like this is kept in /lib/firmware, and it is for openSUSE as well. Follow the instructions for the 3.2 or newer kernel here:
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/...entioned_above

You don't necessarily have to run the EXPORT command, and can just specify the directory name for the -w option as "/my/download/path/broadcom-wl-5.100.138", but that's up to you.
 
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Thanks for the help. Im sorry if i seemed rude, i just wanted to get openSUSE working
 
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Thanks for the help. Im sorry if i seemed rude, i just wanted to get openSUSE working
I understand, but self-bumping a thread isn't the way to go. Hope the steps above can help.
 
Old 10-08-2014, 05:03 PM   #11
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After i do this, is the firmware automatically started or is there a command/set of commands i need to run?
 
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After i do this, is the firmware automatically started or is there a command/set of commands i need to run?
You might be able to get away with powering the device off/on if it has a hardware switch. The easiest thing to do would be just to reboot. Run a dmesg command, and look at the output. A "dmesg > somefile.txt" is handy, since you can then open it with an editor, and search for network related/Broadcom related lines, and see if it loads things.
 
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