husfr28
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Wifi problem

Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:52 pm

Hi everyone !

I just installed Solus OS Mate on my HP streambook 13 but i have a problem.

I can’t ser any wifi networks. I open the settings menu, clik on « hardware drivers ». It shows « Broadcom’s IEEE 802.11/a/b/g/n hybrid Linux driver ». I click on install. It shows « broadcom-sta-common 6.30.223.271 ». I clik on install after my password. It asks me to restart to complete system configuration. But when I restart the situation is the same, i still cannot see any wifi network.

Can anyone help me ?

I precise that I have no ethernet port on this computer.

Thanks !

solus-steve
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Re: Wifi problem

Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:15 am

husfr28 wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:52 pm
Hi everyone !

I just installed Solus OS Mate on my HP streambook 13 but i have a problem.

I can’t ser any wifi networks. I open the settings menu, clik on « hardware drivers ». It shows « Broadcom’s IEEE 802.11/a/b/g/n hybrid Linux driver ». I click on install. It shows « broadcom-sta-common 6.30.223.271 ». I clik on install after my password. It asks me to restart to complete system configuration. But when I restart the situation is the same, i still cannot see any wifi network.

Can anyone help me ?

I precise that I have no ethernet port on this computer.

Thanks !
Years ago when I was new to Linux, I threw up my hands at broadcom and just bought an inexpensive USB wifi adaptor. Solved my issues. YMMV.

See this for ideas viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10289&p=32292&hilit=broadcom#p32292 in case you didn't see it already.

Good luck.

husfr28
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Re: Wifi problem

Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:59 am

Thank you for your answer !

I will see, but i remember when i installed ubuntu 16.10, i had the same issue and in a forum helpers told me to type a command on terminal but i don’t remember what. Also i see that Solus works differently than ubuntu. So I don’t know what to do

sunnyflunk
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Re: Wifi problem

Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:05 am

husfr28 wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:59 am
Thank you for your answer !

I will see, but i remember when i installed ubuntu 16.10, i had the same issue and in a forum helpers told me to type a command on terminal but i don’t remember what. Also i see that Solus works differently than ubuntu. So I don’t know what to do
Check whether broadcom-sta-current is installed

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sudo eopkg install broadcom-sta-current
And that you are booting into the latest kernel (these should match)

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eopkg info linux-current | head -n2; uname -a

Melencu
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Re: Wifi problem

Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:53 pm

Hello,

I have a similar problem with the Wifi connection on solus budgie. For some reasons its not searching for wifi networks at start, I have to connect manually (connect to a hidden wifi network). The wifi network is not hidden, i have no problems connecting to it from other devices.
Any solutions to this problem?

Thanks,

solus-steve
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Re: Wifi problem

Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:47 pm

Melencu wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:53 pm
Hello,

I have a similar problem with the Wifi connection on solus budgie. For some reasons its not searching for wifi networks at start, I have to connect manually (connect to a hidden wifi network). The wifi network is not hidden, i have no problems connecting to it from other devices.
Any solutions to this problem?

Thanks,
This seems to be a problem with the app Solus uses, networkmanager. I have experienced this very same issue on other distros. I believe this problem only occured for me on first usage. HTH

ChrisOfBristol
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Re: Wifi problem

Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:23 pm

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sudo eopkg install broadcom-sta-current
worked on my HP550 laptop. Shame to have to fiddle about working how to do this - wireless not working has been a deal breaker for me before. It worked without intervention on Ubuntu distributions.

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kyrios
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Re: Wifi problem

Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:56 pm

ChrisOfBristol wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:23 pm

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sudo eopkg install broadcom-sta-current
worked on my HP550 laptop. Shame to have to fiddle about working how to do this - wireless not working has been a deal breaker for me before. It worked without intervention on Ubuntu distributions.
Of course things can be improved, but there is an application that detect and install the proprietary drivers that is documented on the Help center.

blooddove
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Re: Wifi problem

Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:08 pm

I have the same problem, I use the Gnome desktop, had it working under Budgie without problem, but here I don't know what to try

King_Boru
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Re: Wifi problem

Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:19 am

What wifi hardware do you have? There are solutions to the majority of wifi issues. Just need the info.

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