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wireless Adapter

Post by beginner » 2022/01/10 09:06:19

hello,

I just installed Centos 9 stream. System doesn't detect me the wireless card. Any idea how to find the good rpm package and install it ?

Here is 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries BCM43142 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

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Re: wireless Adapter

Post by lightman47 » 2022/01/10 16:33:46


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Re: wireless Adapter

Post by beginner » 2022/01/10 16:46:38

hello Thanks about your answer, already tried and here is the result :

yum install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fe ... e-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree ... e-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
Dernière vérification de l’expiration des métadonnées effectuée il y a 3:55:55 le lun 10 jan 2022 13:48:44.
[MIRROR] rpmfusion-free-release-%fedora.noarch.rpm: Status code: 404 for https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fe ... noarch.rpm (IP: 193.28.235.60)
[MIRROR] rpmfusion-free-release-%fedora.noarch.rpm: Status code: 404 for https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fe ... noarch.rpm (IP: 193.28.235.60)
[MIRROR] rpmfusion-free-release-%fedora.noarch.rpm: Status code: 404 for https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fe ... noarch.rpm (IP: 193.28.235.60)
[MIRROR] rpmfusion-free-release-%fedora.noarch.rpm: Status code: 404 for https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fe ... noarch.rpm (IP: 193.28.235.60)
[FAILED] rpmfusion-free-release-%fedora.noarch.rpm: Status code: 404 for https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fe ... noarch.rpm (IP: 193.28.235.60)
Status code: 404 for https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fe ... noarch.rpm (IP: 193.28.235.60)
[root@localhost totosasa]#

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Re: wireless Adapter

Post by tunk » 2022/01/10 17:25:29

I guess there's no third party RPMs for Stream 9.
No experience with this - you may have to compile it yourself:
viewtopic.php?t=73508#p309406
Or as RHEL 9 Beta is based on Fedora 34, packages from
that may (or more likely not) work.

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Re: wireless Adapter

Post by TrevorH » 2022/01/10 18:01:43

All packages relating to Broadcom chipsets will need to be built as they do not allow redistribution, part of their license terms. There are ELRepo kmods for broadcom chipsets too but you'd have to grab the CentOS 8 version and see if that worked any better than the Fedora one does. The Fedora one is doomed to fail.

The $(rpm -E %fedora) can be replaced in the command given as all that does is return the Fedora version number - "34" on my Fedora 34 system.

Try the ELRepo version of the instructions and their nosrc package and see if the results are any better. That's not for Stream 9 either but at least it's for CentOS.
CentOS 8 died a premature death at the end of 2021 - migrate to Rocky/Alma/OEL/Springdale ASAP.
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: wireless Adapter

Post by beginner » 2022/01/12 12:56:47

Hello All, Ok I found a track :

the kernel version is to high for the drivers available. Here is my actual Kernel version :

5.14.0-34.el9.x86_64 x86_64

I need to downgrade to an earlier kernel version, a 4.18.xxxx

do you know how to proceed ?

thanks

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Re: wireless Adapter

Post by tunk » 2022/01/12 13:23:23

My impression is that RHEL is a very closely knit package
where many things requires certain other packages (and/or
versions of them). Kernel 4.18 may not work on Stream 9.
I guess you've found one reason for not using Stream 9,
maybe any Stream version.

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Re: wireless Adapter

Post by TrevorH » 2022/01/12 13:47:53

I need to downgrade to an earlier kernel version, a 4.18.xxxx
Then you should be installing CentOS Stream 8 not 9. But since you need to build this yourself, why do you think the kernel version matters and is too high?
CentOS 8 died a premature death at the end of 2021 - migrate to Rocky/Alma/OEL/Springdale ASAP.
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: wireless Adapter

Post by beginner » 2022/01/12 21:18:02

Hello all,

It s a prob of kernel release because I have the error message. Tomorrow I will reproduce it and post it. I will follow the tips to install centos 8 stream as advised.

Thanks

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Re: wireless Adapter

Post by TrevorH » 2022/01/12 21:37:35

If you are using the ELRepo kmod nosrc package as a base then be aware that it is designed for CentOS 8 not 9 so you may need to make some amendments to it - for example to require the correct kernel version - in order for it to build on CentOS Stream 9. If it's asking specifically for kernel 4.18.0-xxx then that sounds like it is hard coded into the spec file and needs changing.
CentOS 8 died a premature death at the end of 2021 - migrate to Rocky/Alma/OEL/Springdale ASAP.
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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