Dell XPS13 wifi doesn't work after kernel update

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Dell XPS13 wifi doesn't work after kernel update

Postby adagietto » 2017-07-09 10:11

Hi,
I have Dell XPS 19 9343.

After kernel-update (to 4.9.0-3amd64) wifi doesn't work.
I've installed broadcom-sta-source 6.30.223.271-6 (see https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebia ... 013%209343 and https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/De ... 3%29#Wi-Fi) and bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb (see http://hgdev.co/installing-ubuntu-15-04 ... de-update/) but without success.

any help?

thanks
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Re: Dell XPS13 wifi doesn't work after kernel update

Postby orythem27 » 2017-07-09 10:21

adagietto wrote:I've installed broadcom-sta-source 6.30.223.271-6 ... but without success.

How did you do that? Describe as detailed as possible.

adagietto wrote:and bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb

I suggest removing the Ubuntu package as soon as possible.

adagietto wrote:I have Dell XPS 19 9343. After kernel-update (to 4.9.0-3amd64)

Please post the output of the following commands.
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uname -a
cat /etc/issue
lspci -knn | grep -iA2 net
cat /etc/apt/sources.list | grep -v '^$\|#'
dpkg -l | grep "linux-i\|linux-h\|broadcom\|bcmwl"
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Re: Dell XPS13 wifi doesn't work after kernel update

Postby stevepusser » 2017-07-09 19:17

Installing the -source package will do nothing to provide a driver unless you do some additional steps to build and install the package. You very probably really want the broadcom-sta-dkms package, which automatically rebuilds the driver for newer kernels, providing you also have the newer kernel's header package installed.
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Re: Dell XPS13 wifi doesn't work after kernel update

Postby adagietto » 2017-07-10 17:14

orythem27 wrote:
adagietto wrote:I've installed broadcom-sta-source 6.30.223.271-6 ... but without success.

How did you do that? Describe as detailed as possible.

downloaded .deb package from https://packages.debian.org/buster/broadcom-sta-source and installed
orythem27 wrote:
adagietto wrote:and bcmwl-kernel-source_6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb

I suggest removing the Ubuntu package as soon as possible.

ok! already done
orythem27 wrote:
adagietto wrote:I have Dell XPS 19 9343. After kernel-update (to 4.9.0-3amd64)

orythem27 wrote:Please post the output of the following commands.

uname -a
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Linux dell 4.9.0-3-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.30-2 (2017-06-12) x86_64 GNU/Linux

cat /etc/issue
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SparkyLinux Tyche \n \l

lspci -knn | grep -iA2 net
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02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43b1] (rev 03)
   Subsystem: Dell BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [1028:0019]
   Kernel modules: bcma

cat /etc/apt/sources.list | grep -v '^$\|#'
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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org testing main non-free

dpkg -l | grep "linux-i\|linux-h\|broadcom\|bcmwl"
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ii  bcmwl-kernel-source                    6.30.223.248+bdcom-0ubuntu2            amd64        Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driver source
ii  broadcom-sta-source                    6.30.223.271-6                         all          Source for the Broadcom STA Wireless driver
ii  linux-headers-4.1.0-2-amd64            4.1.6-1                                amd64        Header files for Linux 4.1.0-2-amd64
ii  linux-headers-4.1.0-2-common           4.1.6-1                                amd64        Common header files for Linux 4.1.0-2
ii  linux-headers-amd64                    4.1+67                                 amd64        Header files for Linux amd64 configuration (meta-package)
ii  linux-image-4.1.0-2-amd64              4.1.6-1                                amd64        Linux 4.1 for 64-bit PCs
ii  linux-image-4.9.0-3-amd64              4.9.30-2                               amd64        Linux 4.9 for 64-bit PCs
ii  linux-image-amd64                      4.9+80                                 amd64        Linux for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
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Re: Dell XPS13 wifi doesn't work after kernel update

Postby adagietto » 2017-07-10 17:19

stevepusser wrote:Installing the -source package will do nothing to provide a driver unless you do some additional steps to build and install the package. You very probably really want the broadcom-sta-dkms package, which automatically rebuilds the driver for newer kernels, providing you also have the newer kernel's header package installed.

Thank you! I answer orythem27 first, I prefer not to confuse doing contemporarly too much things. Then Il try with your suggestion... The broadcom-sta-dkms package was installed by me the first time (before the update of the kernel)
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Re: Dell XPS13 wifi doesn't work after kernel update

Postby stevepusser » 2017-07-10 18:34

You are running Deban testing--and it's always going to be chaotic as a flood of held-back packages arrive after a a new stable release. In your case, there are no longer any 4.9 kernel headers available in testing, so the driver won't build. You can upgrade manually to the newer 4.11 kernel and headers to get around this problem--the kernel metapackage was known to have a problem in testing this last week, but if you're running testing, I hope you know how to work around that.
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