[Solved] 4.0 doesn't support wifi on netbook. 3.2.2 does.

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[Solved] 4.0 doesn't support wifi on netbook. 3.2.2 does.

Post#1 by Ed_P » 21 Nov 2018, 23:46

Netbook normally runs 3.2.2 and connects to wifi fine. Booting a 4.0 on it works fine but network only supports a wired connection. WiFi is not an option.

This is what displays for both versions:

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Password: 
root@porteus:/home/guest# dmesg | grep -i wifi
root@porteus:/home/guest# 
root@porteus:/home/guest# lspci | grep -i  controller 
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 6290]
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
root@porteus:/home/guest# 


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4.0 doesn't support wifi on netbook. 3.2.2 does.

Post#2 by jssouza » 22 Nov 2018, 01:51

Looks like your wifi controller is broadcomm. 4.0 does not have broadcomm wl while 3.2.2 had.
Try loading 4.0 with 3.2.2's 000-kernel and vmlinuz and check by running lsmod if broadcomm wl is loaded, and if you get wireless connectivity back.

Another option is to give opensource drivers a chance by removing the blacklisting of opensource drivers in /etc/modprobe.d
Add this in your modules directory so that it gets activated during boot time: bcomosd.xzm

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4.0 doesn't support wifi on netbook. 3.2.2 does.

Post#3 by Ed_P » 22 Nov 2018, 04:31

I have the broadcom driver posted here loaded: [Solved] Wifi Broadcom 4306 rev 3 but it hasn't helped.

I will try yours and report back.

Thank you jssouza. :)
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[Solved] 4.0 doesn't support wifi on netbook. 3.2.2 does.

Post#4 by Ed_P » 22 Nov 2018, 05:01

:celebrate3: I am posting from the netbook. :Yahoo!: You're module worked jssouza. :beer:

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root@porteus:/home/guest# dmesg | grep -i broadcom
[   17.846959] Broadcom 43xx driver loaded [ Features: PNLS ]
root@porteus:/home/guest# 
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[Solved] 4.0 doesn't support wifi on netbook. 3.2.2 does.

Post#5 by jssouza » 22 Nov 2018, 05:50

Great Ed_P :good:

You are right though, it is a bug. Till 3.2.2 we provided proprietary broadcom wl module and blacklisted opensource drivers so that wl would not conflict with opensource drivers. But in 4.0, since we are not providing wl, the opensource drivers should not be blacklisted.

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Re: [Solved] 4.0 doesn't support wifi on netbook. 3.2.2 does.

Post#6 by mjohnsonsa » 22 Jan 2019, 14:47

@jssouza I am using a BCM43142 wifi card and came across this post. However when I go to https://porteus-kiosk.org/public/3.2/ I see neither an ISO or the 000-Kernel and vmlinux files you refer to. How do I get them so I can see if your method works?

Also, do you guys plan on putting broadcom-sta back into the 4.x version?

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Re: [Solved] 4.0 doesn't support wifi on netbook. 3.2.2 does.

Post#7 by Ed_P » 22 Jan 2019, 17:00

Hello mjohnsonsa. Are you using a standard Porteus system or the Kiosk version? They are based on different linux systems.

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Just saw your Broadcom WIFI module... posting. You are using the Kiosk system and will have to wait for fanthom to respond to your posting.
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Re: [Solved] 4.0 doesn't support wifi on netbook. 3.2.2 does.

Post#8 by mjohnsonsa » 22 Jan 2019, 21:21

Yes, you are correct, Porteus Kiosk. I thought you were too.

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