Can't connect to wifi (Broadcom Limited BCM4312) that worked with Antix 16

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  • #10888
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    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff
    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff

    Hi,
    I bought a used HP Mini 2133 because it was cheap and I needed a Mini laptop.
    I already downloaded some light distributions for an other old computer.
    So, I tested a few distributions with the MIni HP and the only one with the wifi working was the Antix. It was the version 16, so, I downloaded the last version and …the wifi didn’t work anymore with the 17.1 version.
    I tried a lot of things but nothing worked, so, I ask for your help.
    So, here are some information:

    $ inxi -F
    System:    Host: [a host name] Kernel: 4.9.87-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32 Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2
               Distro: antiX-17.1_386-full Heather Heyer 17 March 2018
    Machine:   Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP 2133 v: F.05 serial: N/A
               Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3030 v: KBC Version 07.17 serial: N/A
               BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68VGU Ver. F.05 date: 08/20/2008
    Battery    BAT1: charge: 2.2 Wh 97.9% condition: 2.2/2.5 Wh (88%)
    CPU:       Single core VIA C7-M (-UP-) cache: 128 KB speed: 1600 MHz (max)
    Graphics:  Card: VIA CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC]
               Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2 drivers: openchrome (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1024x768@75.03hz
               OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9, 128 bits) version: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6
    Audio:     Card VIA VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k4.9.87-antix.1-486-smp
    Network:   Card-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
               IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
               Card-2: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet driver: tg3
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:22:64:7d:54:f1
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (1.6% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9320320AS size: 320.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 291G used: 2.8G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
               ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 65.0C mobo: N/A
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 142 Uptime: 1:01 Memory: 448.9/1762.2MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2

    Note that the screen definition is the one of an external screen that I use for configuring the laptop.

    $ ifconfig
    eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
            inet 192.168.0.3  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.0.255
            inet6 [some IPV6]  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
            inet6 [some IPV6]  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x0<global>
            ether 00:22:64:7d:54:f1  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
            RX packets 4967  bytes 4509664 (4.3 MiB)
            RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
            TX packets 2229  bytes 338780 (330.8 KiB)
            TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
            device interrupt 16  
    
    lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
            inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
            inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
            loop  txqueuelen 1  (Boucle locale)
            RX packets 230  bytes 16660 (16.2 KiB)
            RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
            TX packets 230  bytes 16660 (16.2 KiB)
            TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

    No wlan0…

    lspci -nn | grep 14e4
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev ff)
    07:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet [14e4:169c] (rev 03)

    That is very close to Buttcoffee from the old forum (is he here)?

    lspci -vnn -d 14e4:
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev ff) (prog-if ff)
    	!!! Unknown header type 7f
    	Kernel modules: ssb, wl
    
    07:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet [14e4:169c] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet [14e4:969c]
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
    	Memory at feaf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) 
    	Expansion ROM at <ignored> [disabled]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: tg3
    	Kernel modules: tg3

    I don’t know why but yesterday, I could work with wlan0 in ceni, but after reinstalling the system (thinking I might have done wrong things), today,there nothing, nor in ceni, nor with ifconfig as you saw before.
    I didn’t do much today, I just tried to blacklist wl and un-blacklist b43 in the network resolution problem (Broadcom manager) but it didn’t changed anything, so, I blacklisted and un-blacklisted the contrari to go back to the initial sate, but there is a little difference: b43 is now in the “Blacklisted drivers” and not anymore in the “Blacklisted broadcom drivers”.
    Can you tell me what I should do?
    I’ve tried lost of things from https://antixlinux.com/forum-archive/cannot-connect-to-wifi-networks-with-ceni-or-wicd-t3397.html

    You can call me: "Léon".

    #10889
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    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff
    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff

    Trying to edit my message lead me to a 403 error page…
    So: “I’ve tried lost of things from (…)” had to be before: “I don’t know why but yesterday, (…)”
    And I want to ad that I only went to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Broadcom_wireless about an half hour ago but I already knew what’s interesting there from my previous searches (but I should have begin with that, that would have been easier to understand how it work).

    You can call me: "Léon".

    #10890
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    dolphin_oracle
    dolphin_oracle

    I would try this.

    1. under /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-dkms.conf, remove the blacklist from all the opensource drivers, and only blacklist “wl” In other words, the only driver blacklisted should be “wl”.

    2. if /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf is present, make sure that no opensource broadcom drivers are present. If so, remove them from the blacklist.

    reboot and see if it works.

    #10892
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    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff
    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff

    Yet I still have got this 403 page so, I try by commenting in a few part…
    Thank you Dolphin oracle.
    I made it with the Broadcom manager and the result is there are no more blacklisted drivers in /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-sta-dkms.conf and that wl is blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (I think this doesn’t change anything).

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff.
    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff.

    You can call me: "Léon".

    #10893
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    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff
    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff

    After rebooting, here is the result:

    inxi -F
    System:    Host: [host name] Kernel: 4.9.87-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32
               Desktop: IceWM 1.4.2 Distro: antiX-17.1_386-full Heather Heyer 17 March 2018
    Machine:   Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP 2133 v: F.05 serial: N/A
               Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3030 v: KBC Version 07.17 serial: N/A
               BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68VGU Ver. F.05 date: 08/20/2008
    Battery    BAT1: charge: 2.2 Wh 97.9% condition: 2.2/2.5 Wh (88%)
    CPU:       Single core VIA C7-M (-UP-) cache: 128 KB speed: 1600 MHz (max)
    Graphics:  Card: VIA CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC]
               Display Server: X.Org 1.19.2
               drivers: openchrome (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
               Resolution: 1024x600@60.00hz, 1024x768@75.03hz
               OpenGL: renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.9, 128 bits)
               version: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6
    Audio:     Card VIA VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.9.87-antix.1-486-smp
    Network:   Card-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge
               IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 00:21:00:99:04:ba
               Card-2: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet driver: tg3
               IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:22:64:7d:54:f1
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (1.6% used)
               ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9320320AS size: 320.1GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 291G used: 2.9G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
               ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 67.0C mobo: N/A
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 137 Uptime: 18 min Memory: 325.7/1762.2MB
               Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.54 

    You can call me: "Léon".

    #10894
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    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff
    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff
    lspci -vnn -d 14e4:
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev ff) (prog-if ff)
    	!!! Unknown header type 7f
    	Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    	Kernel modules: ssb, wl
    
    07:03.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet [14e4:169c] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet [14e4:969c]
    	Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
    	Memory at feaf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) 
    	Expansion ROM at <ignored> [disabled]
    	Capabilities: <access denied>
    	Kernel driver in use: tg3
    	Kernel modules: tg3

    wlan0 is now present in ceni but it founds nothing when I scan. Do I have to roam (yesterday, I tried it but it didn’t work)? wicd doesn’t find any network too and wpa_supplicant configuration, scaning doesn’t do anything too.
    So, that’s better it seams but still not working.

    You can call me: "Léon".

    #10895
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    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff
    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff

    What changed with ifconfig (it looks like the 403 page comes from it so, I just put what changed:

    TX packets 884  bytes 122480 (119.6 KiB)
    RX packets 14  bytes 736 (736.0 B)

    You can call me: "Léon".

    #10999
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    Bernd

    state: down

    Your WLAN has still the status “down”. This means a switch like
    – Fn+F5 (for example)
    – or you had switch off your Wlan by a hard wired switch (my T430 has one on the right side).

    #11000
    Member
    ohh
    ohh

    I have the same card, but as you can see yours has an additional driver

    Card-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge

    Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n driver: b43-pci-bridge

    Maybe you could remove that driver LP-PHY driver and then see if ceni will work.
    by using
    modprobe -r LP-PHY

    cheers,
    ohh

    Every matter requires prior knowledge.

    - Du Mu
    The Art of War

    #11007
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    gabbo
    #11535
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    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff
    Philippe Léon Viviane Jean-Claude Worontzoff

    I, sorry for replying only now but I had other priorities, then I got a sickness, now that my health is better, I answer you.

    state: down

    Your WLAN has still the status “down”. This means a switch like
    – Fn+F5 (for example)
    – or you had switch off your Wlan by a hard wired switch (my T430 has one on the right side).

    I’ve got a switch on the front right but it doesn’t work.

    I have the same card, but as you can see yours has an additional driver

    Card-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g <strong class="d4pbbc-bold">LP-PHY driver: b43-pci-bridge

    Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n driver: b43-pci-bridge

    Maybe you could remove that driver <strong class=”d4pbbc-bold”>LP-PHY driver and then see if ceni will work.
    by using
    modprobe -r LP-PHY

    $ modprobe -r LP-PHY
    modprobe: FATAL: Module LP-PHY not found.

    openchrome driver 0.5.0 interferes with b43 wifi
    it can help my workaround on hp2133

    $ dmesg|grep b43
    [   13.160873] b43-phy0: Broadcom 4312 WLAN found (core revision 15)
    [   13.178133] b43-phy0: Found PHY: Analog 6, Type 5 (LP), Revision 1
    [   13.178148] b43-phy0: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, ID 0x2062, Revision 2, Version 0
    [ 1670.039092] b43-phy0 ERROR: Microcode not responding
    [ 1670.039107] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.
    [ 1671.176146] b43-phy0 ERROR: Microcode not responding
    [ 1671.176161] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website.

    It looks like this is the same problem but I couldn’t fix dependencies problems to install xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (1:0.6.0-3):

    $ sudo dpkg -i xserver-xorg-video-openchrome_0.6.0-3+b1_i386.deb
    (Lecture de la base de données... 129770 fichiers et répertoires déjà installés.)
    Préparation du dépaquetage de xserver-xorg-video-openchrome_0.6.0-3+b1_i386.deb ...
    Dépaquetage de xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (1:0.6.0-3+b1) sur (1:0.5.0-3) ...
    dpkg: des problèmes de dépendances empêchent la configuration de xserver-xorg-video-openchrome :
     xserver-xorg-video-openchrome dépend de xorg-video-abi-24 ; cependant :
      Le paquet xorg-video-abi-24 n'est pas installé.
    
    dpkg: erreur de traitement du paquet xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (--install) :
     problèmes de dépendances - laissé non configuré
    Traitement des actions différées (« triggers ») pour libc-bin (2.24-11+deb9u3) ...
    Traitement des actions différées (« triggers ») pour man-db (2.7.6.1-2) ...
    Des erreurs ont été rencontrées pendant l'exécution :
     xserver-xorg-video-openchrome

    On debian website, I read about xserver-xorg-video-openchrome (1:0.6.0-3 and others):

    dep: xorg-video-abi-24
    virtual package provided by xserver-xorg-core, xserver-xorg-core-udeb
    dep: xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:1.18.99.901)
    Xorg X server – core server

    xserber-xorg-core 2:1.19(…) is installed but there are no xorg-vido-abi-24 virtual package.
    Maybe I missed or misunderstood something.

    You can call me: "Léon".

    #11544
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    ohh
    ohh

    Leon,
    Looks like my bad, as I misread the LP-PhY as a driver, so disregard my prior post.
    You have the correct driver b43-pci-bridge, and it is loaded.
    Here is another way to try and get the wireless up.

    Go to Control Center-> Network–> Connect Wirelessly (wicd)
    after the Wicd Network Manager opens, click on the small down arrow at the top right
    of the window, then click on preferences
    You should be able to see the preferences window
    add in the wireless interface: wlan0 if it is not there.
    Click on the Advanced Settings Tab check to see if the driver is wext and the backend is set to external
    click ok and then back on the Wicd Network Manager hit the refresh button and choose the wirless network you need.

    cheers,
    ohh

    Every matter requires prior knowledge.

    - Du Mu
    The Art of War

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