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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
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.
Originally Posted by lapishater276
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? ...and...
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.
..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.
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.