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Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 15 Mar 2016, 21:15

I've just installed Mageia 5 to an HP 6735b laptop. The wireless on it is a BCM4322 chip. I've tried the ssb driver to no avail, it does not work. So, I tried the broadcom-wl driver, and got the same results. The results, when I try to set up a wireless connection, is "No network interface found for (something? Can't remember this part, I'll post a screenie later) (using ssb driver) or (using wl driver).
The problem is, I can not find the Windows driver for this wireless chip. I can find the Linux one everywhere I go (and have tried it from the HP site, it didn't work), but I need to try with ndiswrapper, see if I can get it going with the Windows driver. Outputs on this:
journalctl -ab is posted here, and lshw:

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[[email protected] ~]# lshw -short
H/W path         Device  Class       Description
================================================
                         system      HP Compaq 6735b (FM917UT#ABA)
/0                       bus         30E3
/0/8                     memory      64KiB BIOS
/0/0                     processor   Athlon Dual-Core
/0/0/1                   memory      256KiB L1 cache
/0/0/2                   memory      1MiB L2 cache
/0/3                     memory      2GiB System Memory
/0/3/0                   memory      2GiB SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 n
/0/3/1                   memory      SODIMM DDR2 [empty]
/0/100                   bridge      RS780 Host Bridge
/0/100/1                 bridge      RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
/0/100/1/5               display     RS780M [Mobility Radeon HD 3200]
/0/100/4                 bridge      RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
/0/100/4/0       ens1    network     NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Expre
/0/100/5                 bridge      RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
/0/100/7                 bridge      RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
/0/100/9                 bridge      RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 4)
--->/0/100/9/0               network     BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controll
/0/100/11                storage     SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mod
/0/100/12                bus         SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
/0/100/12/1      usb3    bus         OHCI PCI host controller
/0/100/12.1              bus         SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
/0/100/12.1/1    usb4    bus         OHCI PCI host controller
/0/100/12.2              bus         SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
/0/100/12.2/1    usb1    bus         EHCI Host Controller
/0/100/12.2/1/1          storage     Mass Storage
/0/100/12.2/1/6          storage     Cruzer
/0/100/13                bus         SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
/0/100/13/1      usb5    bus         OHCI PCI host controller
/0/100/13.1              bus         SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
/0/100/13.1/1    usb6    bus         OHCI PCI host controller
/0/100/13.2              bus         SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
/0/100/13.2/1    usb2    bus         EHCI Host Controller
/0/100/13.2/1/2          multimedia  CKF7037
/0/100/14                bus         SBx00 SMBus Controller
/0/100/14.2              multimedia  SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
/0/100/14.3              bridge      SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
/0/100/14.4              bridge      SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
/0/100/14.4/6            bus         FW322/323 [TrueFire] 1394a Controller
/0/100/14.5              bus         SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
/0/100/14.5/1    usb7    bus         OHCI PCI host controller
/0/100/14.5/1/2          generic     Fingerprint Sensor
/0/101                   bridge      Family 11h Processor HyperTransport Configu
/0/102                   bridge      Family 11h Processor Address Map
/0/103                   bridge      Family 11h Processor DRAM Controller
/0/104                   bridge      Family 11h Processor Miscellaneous Control
/0/105                   bridge      Family 11h Processor Link Control
/1                       power       TD06055
/2               scsi6   storage     
/3               scsi8   storage     
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[[email protected] ~]# lshw -businfo
Bus info          Device  Class       Description
=================================================
                          system      HP Compaq 6735b (FM917UT#ABA)
                          bus         30E3
                          memory      64KiB BIOS
[email protected]                     processor   Athlon Dual-Core
                          memory      256KiB L1 cache
                          memory      1MiB L2 cache
                          memory      2GiB System Memory
                          memory      2GiB SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
                          memory      SODIMM DDR2 [empty]
[email protected]:00:00.0          bridge      RS780 Host Bridge
[email protected]:00:01.0          bridge      RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
[email protected]:01:05.0          display     RS780M [Mobility Radeon HD 3200]
[email protected]:00:04.0          bridge      RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
[email protected]:02:00.0  ens1    network     NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
[email protected]:00:05.0          bridge      RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
[email protected]:00:07.0          bridge      RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
[email protected]:00:09.0          bridge      RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 4)
--->[email protected]:09:00.0          network     BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
[email protected]:00:11.0          storage     SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
[email protected]:00:12.0          bus         SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
[email protected]             usb3    bus         OHCI PCI host controller
[email protected]:00:12.1          bus         SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
[email protected]             usb4    bus         OHCI PCI host controller
[email protected]:00:12.2          bus         SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
[email protected]             usb1    bus         EHCI Host Controller
[email protected]:1                   storage     Mass Storage
[email protected]:6                   storage     Cruzer
[email protected]:00:13.0          bus         SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
[email protected]             usb5    bus         OHCI PCI host controller
[email protected]:00:13.1          bus         SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
[email protected]             usb6    bus         OHCI PCI host controller
[email protected]:00:13.2          bus         SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
[email protected]             usb2    bus         EHCI Host Controller
[email protected]:2                   multimedia  CKF7037
[email protected]:00:14.0          bus         SBx00 SMBus Controller
[email protected]:00:14.2          multimedia  SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
[email protected]:00:14.3          bridge      SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
[email protected]:00:14.4          bridge      SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
[email protected]:0a:06.0          bus         FW322/323 [TrueFire] 1394a Controller
[email protected]:00:14.5          bus         SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
[email protected]             usb7    bus         OHCI PCI host controller
[email protected]:2                   generic     Fingerprint Sensor
[email protected]:00:18.0          bridge      Family 11h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
[email protected]:00:18.1          bridge      Family 11h Processor Address Map
[email protected]:00:18.2          bridge      Family 11h Processor DRAM Controller
[email protected]:00:18.3          bridge      Family 11h Processor Miscellaneous Control
[email protected]:00:18.4          bridge      Family 11h Processor Link Control
                          power       TD06055
[email protected]            scsi6   storage     
[email protected]            scsi8   storage     
[[email protected] ~]#


Any ideas, folks? I need to get the wireless going to update this thing.
If any more outputs are needed, just let me know. Oh, and iwconfig was a disastrous fail.

Thanks!
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 16 Mar 2016, 08:06

I guess you are using KDE and you do have a Network manager error around line 55 in the journalctl log in pastebin.

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Mar 14 19:38:04 localhost NetworkManager[733]: (NetworkManager:733): NetworkManager-ifcfg-rh-CRITICAL **: discover_mac_address: assertion 'error != NULL' failed
Mar 14 19:38:04 localhost NetworkManager[733]: <info>  ifcfg-rh: new connection /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ens1 (d18b6429-133f-4947-3b25-4482c7f9d5e7,"System ens1")

This could be a bug and the working workaround is to uninstall pam_kwallet.
It is a keyring error so your router login data are "forgotten".
So try :

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urpme pam_kwallet

...and reboot.
If this is the case entering your router data manually again in Networkmanager should get you up and running too (but you would have to do that on every boot).
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 17 Mar 2016, 14:56

Wow, that's funny (strange funny, not haha funny). I'm using XFCE4 but I'll try that anyway, thank you.

I'm sorry, I haven't been able to get back before now. Things got really busy smack after I posted, and still are busy but I *should* be able to try it this weekend. XFCE4 could be using KDE's network manager. I'll check.

It's a fresh install of MGA 5, and this was surprising on a fresh install to me. I thought the Broadcom issues had been straightened out for Linux by now, but this doesn't appear to be Broadcom specific after your post here.

Thanks again, I'll report back soon as I can get going with this for the next time.

Edit: From what they say at the bug, kwalletd is a child process of kdm, and I'm using lightdm. Would that necessarily matter?
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 17 Mar 2016, 15:09

I think I'll try first:

"Removing the auth pam_kwallet line from /etc/pam.d/kdm fixes this."

https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16143

It doesn't refer specifically to wireless or network manager but it's worth a try, then move on to your solution if that doesn't work.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 17 Mar 2016, 15:18

I am not sure if it applies for XFCE but it couldn't hurt to try.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 17 Mar 2016, 15:26

True, I'll check it and see.

Just a mention here, I went through this thread, and this is what I don't like to see, and is probably why the person didn't report back. I've had the same problem with the doktor. The split second you don't understand him, he runs you off and gives up. He doesn't seem to understand that he is on a different level from regular users, and needs to drop one or two levels for others to fully understand him.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 17 Mar 2016, 15:41

Yeah that is typical of him - he is a bit rude but knows his stuff.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby R_Head » 17 Mar 2016, 17:23

K, check this out... Wireless Issue

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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 17 Mar 2016, 19:32

R_Head wrote:K, check this out... Wireless Issue

Yeah, notice he never responded to your last post, P.

Viking, that's just it. He knows HIS stuff, but again translating HIS stuff to a regular user, he's very poor at, so I don't see where knowing HIS stuff is doing much good. He's turned out to be a typical developer in attitude, in that, assuming others know what he's talking about, and if they don't it's FU.
I would post to the Mageia forum on this but am afraid like last time I'd get him.
He copped an attitude with me on the last wireless issue and it turned out I had a legit bug and Thomas didn't even want for the output that doktor did. That's b.s. to me. He can take his tude and shove it.

P., I'll check it out, and had thought of blacklisting, however am so out of practice with things that I wouldn't at this point know what to blacklist or how.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 17 Mar 2016, 19:41

P.S.: If I have to blacklist then I think I have a legit bug again, btw.
The issue could also be in gnome-keyring according to that one thread, so I have some playing around with several things to do. XFCE4 does use Gnome components, so... Who knows.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 18 Mar 2016, 00:30

Yeah This is hardly his motto:

"I am nice - be new" :lol:
(saves time not having that as a motto so that might be an explanation).
On the other hand Rhead got it working with another method than the DR ordered .. and that is rude. :-D

@rhead - that command_

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echo "blacklist-wmi" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-mga.conf
simply writes "blacklist-wmi" to a file in /etc/modprobe.d called blacklist-mga.conf.
It adds it to the existing content.
So the interesting thing would be to do a

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cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-mga.conf

Somewhere in there you will find "blacklist-wmi" (even if it should have been "blacklist hp_wmi" :-D ) so that seems to work too.

The /etc/modprobe.d directory contains "Kernel stuff".
In this case it seems that you had the wireless showing up twice or listed twice so you needed to blacklist one of them.
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Setup_wirele ... ic_drivers
(rfkill list shows two times a wireless interface, one is not blocked, and of the other one is only soft-blocked, after rfkill unblock all interface is working)
solution is to blacklist that laptop-specific module as root via echo "blacklist hp-wmi" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-mga.conf


To check how it works you can try something like this:

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echo "berserks rule" >> test.txt


then do a

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cat test.txt
and you will see that it contains "berserks rule".
do

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echo "berserks rule" >> test.txt
again and repeat the cat command and you will see it twice. the ">>" means that you add the content to the file if you use a single > then you will replace it.


@dedanna I do see errors with you Networkmanager in the clips you provided so I discovered that kdm problem. Since you have it with XFCE it is worth exploring.
It might be the Gnome keyring or the policy kit that is playing tricks on you.
I'll try to dig a bit further.....

Are your drivers listed in the link above?
Can I have a:

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lspci | egrep -i --color 'network|ethernet'
or even better a:

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inxi -n
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 19 Mar 2016, 18:07

I can't install inxi yet, but I'll be doing the other tonight my time, and will report back, thanks. I'll be trying that and several other things.

On the other subject here, I don't understand why he jumps in on threads in the first place if he's just going to run off the user anyway. Go back to developing, doktor. Let someone who can come down off their high horse handle things for once. He does this on almost every thread he jumps in on. There are many. In fact, I'd like to go through the Mageia forum and see just how many threads there are like this. With mine, I had a legit bug and he tried running me off. It's OK, I got him at the end of the thread anyway. Gave thanks to Thomas Backlund lol. Also got him in the second to last post I made there. :lol:
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