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WiFi with latest kernel

asked 2015-07-20 08:52:35 -0500

Raadush gravatar image

Hi, I have just simple question. I like to keep my system updated, so today I updated to kernel version 4.0.8. Only working wifi package I had was kmod-wl, which worked last I think with 4.0.5 kernel (this is not even in three last bootloader kernel versions). So how can I make wifi work in Fedora 22 with fully updated system?


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answered 2015-07-20 10:19:28 -0500

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You need to use akmod-wl instead of kmod-wl so it will update your wifi module when updated, please remember to install kernel-devel.

Good luck.

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I have akmod-wl installed together with broadcom-wl (maybe that's problem?):

Package akmod-wl- is already installed, skipping. Package broadcom-wl- is already installed, skipping.

But still there is only wired option in top right drop menu and pressing wifi button on my laptop don't do anything either

Raadush gravatar imageRaadush ( 2015-07-21 02:01:22 -0500 )edit

Please review that you have installed kernel-devel also make sure you do not have UEFI secure boot disable.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-07-21 10:21:01 -0500 )edit

happen to me also. installed the akmod-wl with latest kernel, but failed when doing modprobe wl then back to use the previous kernel 4.0.7-200.fc21.x86_64 , all seem fine now. waiting till someone fixed this.

rezashamdani gravatar imagerezashamdani ( 2015-07-22 00:12:08 -0500 )edit

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