WiFi no longer working - Dell XPS 13 (2015)

asked 2015-09-30 21:36:57 -0500

dutchessPeanut gravatar image

Currently running Fedora 22 with kernel 4.1.7-200 on a Dell XPS 13 2015. Been running that kernel for a few days now. Laptop contains a Broadcom BCM4352 Wifi and Bluetooth card. For whatever reason, after waking from sleep today, WiFi refuses to work. Gnome 3 WiFi menu showed that it recognized the interface, but could not find any networks. Ran "sudo modprobe -r wl" and "sudo modprobe wl"; No change in behaviour I attempted a reboot with the same kernel version, thinking that perhaps I hadn't rebooted after the 4.1.7 update and the wl akmod hadn't recompiled for the new kernel. Didn't work the first time and tried unsuccessfully a second time. Ran a "sudo akmods --force" to try to recompile; no dice. Using dnf, removed akmod-wl.4.1.7* and broadcom-wl. Ran "sudo dnf clean all" to make sure it wouldn't reinstall a cached version. "sudo dnf install akmod-wl broadcom-wl"; Installed without issue. "modprobe wl"; Still no sign of wireless networks. Attempted "iwlist scan" with no results. Ran "dmesg"; it returned "[ 1388.141028] ERROR @wl_cfg80211_scan : WLC_SCAN error (-22)". Googled that and every forum post I found said to install RPMFusion repo and install the drivers from there (forgot to i've been grabbing all of the module packages from RPMFusion; natch). For what it's worth, all of I did all of this downloading while tethered to my Android phone. I'd like to avoid backing up my home directory and reinstalling. Been running this install without issue for a couple of months now. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi, if you didn't experience any issues with previous kernels then you should fill a bug report against the new one. Also you might want to test latest kernel shipped with F23Beta1 against any similar issue.

msx gravatar imagemsx ( 2015-10-01 07:43:43 -0500 )edit

Forgot to mention, I booted the last two kernel versions (4.1.6 and 4.1.5 I believe) and neither of them worked either.

dutchessPeanut gravatar imagedutchessPeanut ( 2015-10-01 11:24:23 -0500 )edit

I have an XPS 13, slightly older I think (bought it about a year ago). I just came to the site today to see about similar issues. This is what I observe:

  1. Wifi shuts off when I sleep. I can turn it back on and it works fine (but it's still annoying).

  2. Starting today (not sure when I first booted the most recent kernel, but I did update yesterday) my bluetooth mouse craps out after a while. The panel says "not connected" and when I go into Bluetooth Settings, I get a window that's at first almost blank, then says "Devices" on the left, "Visible as Foobar" on the right. That's it.

mattmorgan gravatar imagemattmorgan ( 2015-10-23 16:09:48 -0500 )edit