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Kernel update 4.13.5-200 killed my Broadcom wifi

asked 2017-10-17 08:44:53 -0500

francko gravatar image

i've proceeded the updates from kernel 4.13.4-200.fc26.x8664 to 4.13.5-200.fc26.x8664 and since then my Broadcom wifi card (BCM4331) doesn't work anymore, the WiFi card is even unvisible in the network settings :-o

I already downloaded the Broadcom_wl driver from rpmfusion and did a

sudo dnf reinstall broadcom-wl

but with no result. In the startscreen i can choose the old kernel and there wifi works fine.

It seems to be a problem with the BCM4331 only, because on my iMac i use the same Broadcom_wl driver but with another Broadcom wifi card (BCM4321) and there everything workes fine

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answered 2017-10-17 11:12:45 -0500

davidva gravatar image

You can test broadcom-wl-dkms from UnitedRPMs, but you need remove "broadcom-wl" the steps for add the respository is here. I have a broadcom working perfectly with the current kernel and broadcom-wl-dkms :)

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so i added UnitedRPM as repository and in Yum-Extender i uninstalled broadcom-wl (from rpmfusion) and installed broadcom-wl-dkms (from unitedrpms) in one step. After a reboot it works fine :-) :-)

if i understand it right, all rpms i can get from rpmfusion are also available in unitedrpms like gstreamer, libav etc. and i can just skip over to united?

francko gravatar imagefrancko ( 2017-10-18 03:11:28 -0500 )edit

@francko not all, but popular and escential in rpmfusion yes. UnitedRPMs, provides others programs... here a list about the packages provided by UnitedRPMs... You have the freedom to suggest packages ;)

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-10-18 12:04:55 -0500 )edit

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