Install Broadcom drivers on openSUSE


Hello friends. In this post I bring you a quick guide to solve the problems with this card. I got the information from this page, I have only summarized it a little and I share them because really this is the first that I find that seems to work with this type of cards.

The first thing we will do is find out what model we have so we will introduce the following code.

sudo /sbin/lspci -nnv | grep Wireless

What you will return to us will be something similar to this.

0d:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

What is marked in bold is your model.

With old chipsets like BCM430,BCM4306, BCM4309, BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4318, BCM4322, BCM4331, BCM43224 y BCM43225 We will only introduce the following commands (connected to the Internet via cable).

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

We reboot and ready.

Well, that with the old ones, now we go with the more modern chipsets. If you have any of these models it will work for you: BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4313, BCM4321, BCM4322, BCM43224, BCM43225, BCM43227 and BCM43228.

We will have to install the driver version according to our kernel Linux installed. If we have a core type desktop we will put the following code:

sudo zypper install broadcom-wl broadcom-wl-kmp-desktop

To know our core type Linux put the following code:

uname -sr

It will return a code similar to this:

Linux 3.7.10-1.1-desktop

After restarting, Wi-Fi should work.

I hope it has served. Luck.

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  1.   F3niX said

    I will keep it in mind, the truth is that OpenSuse did not give me any problems when installing it.

  2.   Rots87 said

    0.0 that strange to me has not given me opensuse problems when installing it on those motherboards ... will it be a matter of luck?

  3.   SnocK said

    With the only wifi card that had problems was an rt61 and years ago, manyss. Then with newer versions there was no problem.

    1.    SnocK said

      Because you all get «archlinux and kde» and not me: '(

      1.    pandev92 said

        Because you don't have the user agent configured .., look for the post that allowed you to configure that -.-, it has been said a thousand times xd

        1.    Manuel de la Fuente said

          Yo I suggested months ago an option to prevent people from continuing to ask but you see ...

          1.    SnocK said

            Manuel was going to answer you but not even with those… happening. Pandev92 thanks for answering.

  4.   Fernando said

    Thanks for the post

  5.   eliotime3000 said

    I have my TP-Link wireless network card with Broadcom chipset in my Debian and zero problems.
    [Damn Chromium from Ubuntu. You always make me look like I'm using Ubuntu for real].

    1.    F3niX said

      Change the user agent and voila - - look for Chrome user agen Switcher!

  6.   Elp1692 said

    Very good, in case one day I think of migrating to suse thanks and greetings from Kore Source!

  7.   st0rmt4il said

    Good post!


  8.   watch said

    install openSuse 13.1 on a cpmpaq CQ40-320LA laptop which has broadcom BCM4312.
    I followed the steps and perfect.

    thank you very much.

  9.   Juan Carlos Gómez said

    Excellent. It worked perfect for me, I had 5 days trying to install this card in opensuse 13.2. Thank you.