no wireless after update

asked 2017-04-25 22:44:19 -0600

ghedin gravatar image


Fedora always prompts when there are updates. I faithfully install them and inevitably lose my wireless functionality (and nvidia card functionality for that matter every time the kernel is ugpraded.

I recently updated from kernel 4.8.6-300 to 4.8.10-200. Again I don't have wifi.

I have it broadcom-wl installed via akmods. I read that akmod was suppose to solve this problem automatically where-as kmod is supposedly to be the cause of the problem I have. I clearly don't know what I'm doing because I'm posting here.

Anyway, it's getting old and I really want to focus on my work but I'm too stubborn to boot into 4.8.6-300. What gives?

$ lspci | grep -i wireless
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 03)

$ rpm -qa | grep kernel-devel

sudo akmods --force --kernel `uname -r` --akmod wl
Checking kmods exist for 4.10.10-200.fc25.x86_64           [  OK  ]

sudo modprobe -a wl
modprobe: WARNING: Module wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.10.10-200.fc25.x86_64

I don't know where else I should be looking.

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I don't recommend mix with rpmfusion, but unitedrpms provides differents drivers for broadcom called "broadcom-wl-dkms" and works fine in the current kernel... Tested 4 updates in kernel without problem...

About Nvidia, I recommend you, install the drivers from Negativo

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-04-26 16:44:45 -0600 )edit

not an answer but, I had this happened recently after I updated my thinkpad kernel. After I rebooted there was no wifi at all. I rebooted again and choosed the older kernel then the WIFI came back up. I end up upgrading to fedora 26 and runs smoother.

jlozadad gravatar imagejlozadad ( 2017-04-26 16:45:08 -0600 )edit