[Solved] Installing broadcom Drivers Via ELRepo

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brijeshganapathy
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[Solved] Installing broadcom Drivers Via ELRepo

Post by brijeshganapathy » 2017/11/16 17:03:31

Hello All,

I am new to Linux.

I just starting using the OS CentOS 7 as i am preparing for Red Hat certifications.

Everything is working fine except for the wireless part.

I have a Broadcom Wireless Chipset "0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)" on my dell Laptop


I have been following the instructions on the ELREPO website located http://elrepo.org/tiki/wl-kmod

Everything went fine, until step 7 :

when i ran the first command :

1: rpm -Uvh /path-to-rpm/kmod-wl*rpm

i got the following output
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -Uvh /home/Brijesh/Downloads/kmod-wl*rpm
error: File not found by glob: /home/Brijesh/Downloads/kmod-wl*rpm

When i ran the second command

2: yum --nogpgcheck localinstall /home/Brijesh/Downloads/wl-kmod-6_30_223_271-3.el7.elrepo.nosrc.rpm

i got the following output

Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks
Examining /home/Brijesh/Downloads/wl-kmod-6_30_223_271-3.el7.elrepo.nosrc.rpm: wl-kmod-6_30_223_271-3.el7.elrepo.src
Cannot add package /home/Brijesh/Downloads/wl-kmod-6_30_223_271-3.el7.elrepo.nosrc.rpm to transaction. Not a compatible architecture: src
Nothing to do

For your reference, these are some information about the system

Kernel Details

3.10.0-693.el7.x86_64 x86_64

OS Details

Description: CentOS Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core)
Release: 7.4.1708
Codename: Core

I am kind of a noob to all this.

I am at my wits end trying to resolve this.

Any input will be greatly helpful
Last edited by brijeshganapathy on 2017/11/17 17:28:56, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Installing broadcom Drivers Via ELRepo

Post by avij » 2017/11/16 17:38:43

In step 7, you should be installing the rpm that got created in step 5, not the rpm you downloaded in step 3.

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Re: Installing broadcom Drivers Via ELRepo

Post by brijeshganapathy » 2017/11/16 19:18:09

Thank you, avij for your kind response.

As directed, i installed the suggested rpm.

The issue is resolved. I am able to see the wireless interface in wifi GUI.

There is a new problem now. The wifi networks are not getting listed.


Thank You.

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