[Mageia-discuss] Mageia-3-Alpha2: Broadcom wireless driver fails to connect to SSID

jpbfree jpierre.benoit at free.fr
Fri Oct 19 23:12:52 CEST 2012

Le 19/10/2012 19:00, Maurice Batey a écrit :
> Having earlier successfully installed and used 64-bit Mageia-2 on the
> Samsung NC110 netbook, I today did a clean install of Mageia-3-Alpha2
> (retaining the Mageia-2 /home).
> All went well, though the process to get the Broadcom driver set up was
> quite lengthy. (Happened automatically, once I had enabled the non-free
> repository and hit 'Configure' in the Network Centre.)
> Sadly, although the WiFi finds the router's SSID, it fails
> (repeatedly) to Connect.  (WPA key checked multiple times.)
> The wireless adapter is a Broadcom Corp'n BCM 43225 802.11b/g/n, which
> worked fine under Mageia-2.
> In the same physical position*, my Toshiba laptop (running Mandriva
> 2010.2) autoconnects on boot.    (*The router is less than 3 ft away.)
> 'uname -a' shows "kernel 3.6.2-desktop-1.mga3".
> MCC/Software shows the following 'broadcom' items installed:
>      dkms-broadcom-wl
>      broadcom-wl-kernel-desktop-latest
>      broadcom-wl-kernel-3.6.2-desktop-1.mga3
>      broadcom-wl-kernel-3.5.5-desktop-0.rc1.1.mga3
> In an effort to find a solution, I then did the folllowing:
>     - Removed all those broadcom items
>     - Installed the kernel 3.6.2-netbook-1.mga3  (i.e. 'latest')
>     - Installed broadcom-wl-kernel-latest  (to get latest driver)
>     - Rebooted
> Result: Same as before: The wireless adapter finds the only SSID, but
> fails to connect.
>     N.B. Mageia-2 on the same netbook had no such problem.
> Anyone any ideas, please, as to how to recover the situation?!
> (I have raised a bug report (7844))
same problem here with a HP laptop.

# lspcidrake -v | grep Wireless
wl              : Broadcom Corporation|BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN 
Controller [NETWORK_OTHER] (vendor:14e4 device:4727 subv:103c subd:1483) 
(rev: 01)
btusb           : Broadcom Corp|Broadcom 2070 Bluetooth [Wireless|Radio 
Frequency|Bluetooth] (vendor:0a5c device:21b4)

in addition i cannot have a wireless connection when configure through 
the gui,with or without network manager (no problem when configuring 
with the wireless tools from the cmdline) and as  author said no 
automatic reconection; even after a suspend to ram.
and the network icon disapeared from the taskbar (KDE)

# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.6.2-desktop-1.mga3 #1 SMP Wed Oct 17 
20:45:11 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I have also to say that my usb mouse doesn't survive a suspend/resume (i 
have to unplug and replug it)!
no problem with the touchpad though.


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