Bcm4352 detected but no wifi working with live image

When booted to the live image of Manjaro kde 17.1.8 I have no wifi but bluetooth is detected. It’s kind of strange because the bluetooth is working off of the broadcom bcm4352 adapter installed on my computer. The hardware configuration detects and see’s the chip but wifi doesn’t work, only bluetooth. It says it’s using the open source drivers. I booted into manjaro live image using the nonfree drivers and my nvidia card was detected and the drivers were loaded up for it correctly. I tried to switch to the proprietary drivers by ticking the box in the hardware configurator in the settings manager, but nothing happens. Is there a command I can use in the terminal to get wifi to work?

Please post the results of the command:

inxi-fxzc0

It says “command not found”.
First try, I typed it in and it gave me the result above.
Second try, I thought maybe I didn’t type it in right so I copied and pasted the command into the terminal. Same result “command not found”.
Third try, I tried sudo infront of the command. Same result “command not found”

Oh well, at least the network adapter works. I’ll just wait for the next Manjaro version to come out. Maybe it’ll be fixed on the next version. I see Manjaro is on top of the list on distrowatch.com. It looks like Manjaro is becoming more popular!
I’m new to linux and trying to learn it. I think linux is the future! I don’t want to use Microsoft windows 10.

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I get the same thing so you are not alone.

Try this : inxi -fxzc0 or inxi -Fxzc0 Not sure which one.

Sorry capital F

Ok this time something happened?
This came up in the terminal:
[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -fxzc0
CPU:
Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-3930K type: MT MCP
arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 12.0 MiB bogomips: 76882
Speed: 1245 MHz min/max: 1200/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1201
2: 1201 3: 1201 4: 1201 5: 1201 6: 1201 7: 1201 8: 1200 9: 1201
10: 1201 11: 1201 12: 1201
Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov
constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 dca de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept est
flexpriority fpu fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx monitor
msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb
pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdtscp rep_good sep ss sse
sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc
tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology
xtpr

It’s amazing what a capital will do. :star_struck:

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This time this came up, but still no wifi.
[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -fxzc0
CPU:
Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-3930K type: MT MCP
arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 12.0 MiB bogomips: 76882
Speed: 1245 MHz min/max: 1200/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1201
2: 1201 3: 1201 4: 1201 5: 1201 6: 1201 7: 1201 8: 1200 9: 1201
10: 1201 11: 1201 12: 1201
Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov
constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 dca de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept est
flexpriority fpu fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx monitor
msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb
pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdtscp rep_good sep ss sse
sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc
tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology
xtpr
[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -Fxzc0

System:
Host: manjaro Kernel: 4.14.34-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 7.3.1 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.4 (Qt 5.10.1)
Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.8 Hakoila
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X79-DELUXE v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 4805 date: 02/02/2016
CPU:
Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-3930K type: MT MCP
arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 12.0 MiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 76882
Speed: 1447 MHz min/max: 1200/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1381
2: 1346 3: 1971 4: 1476 5: 1401 6: 2041 7: 1647 8: 1248 9: 1652
10: 1319 11: 1674 12: 1337
Graphics:
Card-1: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 770] driver: nvidia v: 390.48
bus ID: 01:00.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 770] driver: nvidia v: 390.48
bus ID: 02:00.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6) driver: nvidia tty: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 770/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Card-1: Intel C600/X79 series High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 01:00.1
Card-3: NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 02:00.1
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.34-1-MANJARO
Network:
Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus ID: 00:19.0
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: bcma-pci-bridge v: N/A bus ID: 09:00.0
Card-3: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: a000 bus ID: 0b:00.0
IF: enp11s0 state: down mac:
Drives:
HDD Total Size: 1.36 TiB used: 1.36 TiB (0.0%)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 465.76 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD1001FALS-0 size: 931.51 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 23.52 GiB used: 376.4 MiB (1.6%) fs: overlay dev: ERR-102
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 47 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 51%
Info:
Processes: 252 Uptime: 37m Memory: 31.36 GiB used: 1.66 GiB (5.3%)
Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 7.3.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.00

Dam syntax errors. Edit or repost your output.

See this link for diections.

This is what I got when I copied and pasted the command into the terminal.

‘’’[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ inxi -Fxzc0

System:
Host: manjaro Kernel: 4.14.34-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
v: 7.3.1 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.4 (Qt 5.10.1)
Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.8 Hakoila
Machine:
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: X79-DELUXE v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 4805 date: 02/02/2016
CPU:
Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i7-3930K type: MT MCP
arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 12.0 MiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 76882
Speed: 1447 MHz min/max: 1200/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1381
2: 1346 3: 1971 4: 1476 5: 1401 6: 2041 7: 1647 8: 1248 9: 1652
10: 1319 11: 1674 12: 1337
Graphics:
Card-1: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 770] driver: nvidia v: 390.48
bus ID: 01:00.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GK104 [GeForce GTX 770] driver: nvidia v: 390.48
bus ID: 02:00.0
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6) driver: nvidia tty: N/A
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 770/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Card-1: Intel C600/X79 series High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 01:00.1
Card-3: NVIDIA GK104 HDMI Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus ID: 02:00.1
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.34-1-MANJARO
Network:
Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus ID: 00:19.0
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
driver: bcma-pci-bridge v: N/A bus ID: 09:00.0
Card-3: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: a000 bus ID: 0b:00.0
IF: enp11s0 state: down mac:
Drives:
HDD Total Size: 1.36 TiB used: 1.36 TiB (0.0%)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 465.76 GiB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD1001FALS-0 size: 931.51 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 23.52 GiB used: 376.4 MiB (1.6%) fs: overlay dev: ERR-102
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 35.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 47 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 51%
Info:
Processes: 252 Uptime: 37m Memory: 31.36 GiB used: 1.66 GiB (5.3%)
Init: systemd Compilers: gcc: 7.3.1 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.00’’’

3 cards huh? 2 separate ethernet ones ? Interesting - does that seem right to you ?

As to wifi - I’m not sure that driver is the right one for your bcm … have you looked in Manjaro Settings Manager to see if another is available ? maybe broadcom-wl ?
You may also want to try a different kernel … atleast one previous poster had problems with this card one kernels 4.0+

He’s on the live boot he said. So, then he can’t switch kernels until he installs. Ya I know I did a double take with the dual NIC cards and WiFi.

What’s up with that driver @cscs?

Try this command:

sudo modprobe broadcom-wl

That definitely does not look right.

Oh right. Well - I still think its just the wrong broadcom driver being applied when they need something else. If its a usb with enough space, they could maybe try installing something else, otherwise its system install, and try after.
Also, of course, architect is available so this can be done from the groundup instead of fighting against a bad presumption.

@tbg I dont know much about that driver - though I find references for its use for wireless - especially in some dell laptops. But sparse grabbings.
Oo, I took too long, now you’ve got some other suggestions. Yes - I think the track is to replace that driver with something else (that works)
On an installed system I might try blacklisting modules:

blacklist b43
blacklist bcma
blacklist brcmsmac
blacklist ssb

Or something similar

Maybe in live environment (still using modprobe :wink:)
sudo modprobe -r bcma
That would remove it … but I still think we can grab the proper one from mhwd/manjaro settings manager

[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ sudo modprobe broadcom-wl
modprobe: FATAL: Module broadcom-wl not found in directory /lib/modules/4.14.34-1-MANJARO

[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ sudo modprobe -r bcma
modprobe: FATAL: Module bcma is in use.

Okey doke - what does mhwd -l say ?

[manjaro@manjaro ~]$ mhwd -l

0000:0b:00.0 (0200:10ec:8168) Network controller Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.:


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

     network-r8168            2016.04.20                true            PCI

0000:09:00.0 (0280:14e4:43b1) Network controller Broadcom:


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

network-broadcom-wl 2015.12.13 true PCI

0000:02:00.0 (0300:10de:1184) Display controller nVidia Corporation:


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

      video-nvidia            2018.02.23               false            PCI
video-nvidia-340xx            2018.02.23               false            PCI
       video-linux            2018.02.15                true            PCI
        video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI

0000:01:00.0 (0300:10de:1184) Display controller nVidia Corporation:


              NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE

      video-nvidia            2018.02.23               false            PCI
video-nvidia-340xx            2018.02.23               false            PCI
       video-linux            2018.02.15                true            PCI
        video-vesa            2017.03.12                true            PCI

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