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Fedora 30 Now Available   Red Hat / Fedora / Centos

Started Apr-30 by MRCROSSROADS; 329 views.
CDP (PerraultC)
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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Jun-8

I upgraded to 30 and promptly lost my wireless. I should have paid more attention to the release notes which noted that the newer wpa_supplicant won't work with my broadcom drivers. I'll need to connect via ethernet and downgrade wpa_supplicant which sounds like more aggravation than it should be.

Otherwise F30 looks pretty good.

MRCROSSROADS
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From: MRCROSSROADS

Jun-9

Do you only use open source drivers? Or maybe a kernel other than the installed default?

CDP (PerraultC)
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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Jun-10

No I believe I'm using the ones from Broadcom. I think I had to get those separately way back when.

bshmr

From: bshmr

Jun-12

This looks easy enough: https://www.reddit.com/r/Fedora/comments/bj95zy/wifi_stuck_on_connecting_after_upgrade_to_fedora/

Had similar issues with a laptop and a desktop years ago -- back then 'airplane mode' plus Asus not hard-wiring the wireless function key (as though M$ was the ALL) like the other hardware functions on the laptop, had me pulling my hair out for days.   

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CDP (PerraultC)
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From: CDP (PerraultC)

Jun-13

I did see this in some of my searches also. I believe I had to do this with my Centos 7  desktop. This situation is different though because it's the wpa_supplicant module that isn't interacting with the driver correctly.

From the release notes, they are aware that it's because of a new feature they added and they're not going to remove it for a non-free driver (understandable  I guess). That said, I guess they are working on a fix  right now so that they can keep  the feature and not break  the broadcom driver.

There is at least one known  workaround using a copr package that appears to work, but I'll only end up breaking it if I do another update, so I'll hang tight and wait for the official fix to find  it's way out.

Balypiri

From: Balypiri

Jun-28

Hey!!

That's very much informative.

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