@lots.0.logs Great! Thanks a lot :)
Now i’m wondering what is the advantage of using broadcom-wl over broadcom-wd-dkms and vice versa.
For what i understand the only difference is the dkms package works as an external kernel module, and gets recompiled on kernel upgrade (if i get it right this means there is no need to install the driver, let’s say broadcom-wl, again on kernel upgrade? something like that? not sure…).
Also are they coming from the same code base? if so, why was the dkms package working for the new kernel and the other not?
Just trying to understand how things works xD thanks again.
Ok guys, my wifi is working now! :D
googling around i’ve found this thread in arch forum https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=167728, the post is from 2013 but the problem was the same, and there is an easy solution.
here is what i did:
remove everything about broadcom packages installed
install broadcom-wl-dkms (not to be confused with broadcom-sta-dkms), the package is from AUR so i used yaourt to install it (it can be done from “Add/Remove software” too, making sure search in AUR is enabled )
yaourt -S broadcom-wl-dkms
when installed it shows this message
DKMS: install completed. It's recommended to execute the following commands to load the module: rmmod b43 2>/dev/null rmmod b43legacy 2>/dev/null rmmod ssb 2>/dev/null rmmod bcm43xx 2>/dev/null rmmod brcm80211 2>/dev/null rmmod brcmfmac 2>/dev/null rmmod brcmsmac 2>/dev/null rmmod bcma 2>/dev/null modprobe wl /usr/bin/depmod -a
executing all the suggested commands (run them with sudo) should bring the wifi up again
hope this works for you too
@judd thanks for the answer, that can definitely be another solution if broadcom-wl is going to be updated shortly
i hope so @dastagg! a laptop without wifi is almost useless :’(
in the meantime here is some more information i gathered following this guide: Arch Wireless network configuration
check for driver
07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device e071 Kernel modules: bcma
so the kernel module loaded right now is bcma, not shure what it means (in this moment i have both broadcome-wl and b43-firmware installed)
check for wlan interface
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00 2: enp14s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc fq_codel state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000 link/ether 3c:07:71:6f:72:09 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
no wlan interface is shown at all
Check kernel messages for firmware being loaded
dmesg | grep firmwareand also
dmesg | grep bcma
both outputs are empty… does this means the firmware is not being loaded? any idea of why?
the wiki entry says, if the wireless card is not supported (which seems to be the case… even if it worked without any problem before the kernel upgrade) try using ndiswrapper. i tried installing it, but i keep getting this error:
error: target not found: linux-headers<3.19 error: target not found: linux<3.19
it seems it does not work with kernel 4.x …
any insight on the problem or test i can do will be really appreciated, excluding this problem i’m loving antergos… but wireless not working is a blocking issue :(
First something no one wants to hear, i have a Broadcom card (BCM43142) :(
Everything was working fine with broadcom-wl driver until i upgraded from kernel 4.0.7-2 to 4.1.2-2. After a reboot the wifi indicator disappeared, i tried reinstalling broadcom-wl, installing b43-firmware (removing one, installing the other and all possible combinations) with no effect.
any idea what can it be?
my laptop (sony vaio fit) has no hard switch for the wifi so it is not disabled from there
ip link showshows no wlan interface… is seems like the card is not recognized at all
don’t know if it can help but here is the result of
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port (rev 09) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) 00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4) 00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4) 00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04) 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04) 01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208M [GeForce GT 735M] (rev ff) 07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01) 08:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01) 0e:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0c)
@just i’ll try to summarize what i need and what is the current state.
My goal is easy: keyboard and formats set to Italy, Gnome interface in english.
the current state of the installation is:
Keyboard and formats both correctly set to italy (ok!)
Gnome interface is still in italian, even if the Region/Language panel says it is in english (see image below)
some extra information:
~/.config/locale.confis not present in my home dir
/etc/locale.confsays the locale is en_US.UTF-8 but running
localefrom console says locale is it_IT.UTF-8. This is why i think there is something else overwriting the system-wide locale configuration
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard.confhas the XkbLayout option set to “it” (which is ok)
hope it’s clearer now :)
Thanks for the answer @just, the thing is i have already done all that: uncomment en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8 from /etc/locale.gen, run locale-gen… and English actually appeared in Language/Region panel, i choosed English and logged out/in (even restarted the laptop) but gnome interface and console messages are still in italian (actually a don’t see any changes at all).
After that i tried editing manually /etc/locale.conf but it is correctly set to en_US.UTF-8, i also tried with localectl set-locale LANG=en_US.UTF-8 with no effect.
Here is a strange thing: even if in gnome region panel language is set to English, and locale.conf has LANG=en_US.UTF-8, if i run locale command from the console i get LANG=it_IT.UTF-8. My guess is, there is some other configuration file overwriting the default locale, maybe some gnome specific file? i checked if i have ~/.config/locale.conf file in my home dir but there is none…
any idea of what other config file can be overwriting the configuration?
ps: the Formats are ok, in gnome panel is set to italian and running locale from the console shows the correct LC_* variables
Hello everyone, i have a similar issue… when installing i choose english as language, but italy as region (what i wanted is to have the system in english but all formats, like dates, in the italian format), the result is the whole system is in italian… after installing i tried changing the language from “language/region” under “settings” but the only language i see listed is italian.
After reading https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Locale i tried generating the en_US.utf8 locale and updating /etc/locale.conf but the only thing that changed is that now under language/region i only see English (which is selected, and italian is not even there anymore :( ) but is still all in italian.
Maby there is some language package i have to install for gnome? (i searched but i could not find any)