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Fedora 30 Now Available   Red Hat / Fedora / Centos

Started 4/30/19 by MRCROSSROADS; 573 views.
CDP (PerraultC)
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From: CDP (PerraultC)

6/8/19

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

6/9/19

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)

6/10/19

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

bshmr

From: bshmr

6/12/19

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)

6/13/19

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

6/28/19

Hey!!

That's very much informative.

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CDP (PerraultC)
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From: CDP (PerraultC)

9/21/19

Just to follow up on my Fedora 30/Broadcom driver fiasco, it appears it still hasn't been fixed yet. I've tried the recommended fixes that have worked for others such as the copr release, using the package from updates-testing and still no luck.

I'm going to assume my drivers won't be a priority going forward so I'll probably just install Mageia 7 over it since it doesn't appear to have this problem based on my experience with the livecd.

bshmr

From: bshmr

9/28/19

Let me/us know if Mageia 7 themes (Plasma) text formatting is less that the 2/3 white-space of version 6, please. The community refused to consider that 'a bug' although many (like me) left for something else. My akregator display went from over 40 vertical lines to 20 some! Other than that, Mageia was a very solid system. 

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CDP (PerraultC)
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From: CDP (PerraultC)

10/5/19

I haven't noticed. I'll have to keep an eye out for it next time I boot it up. Overall it's been a great experience so far but I've mostly been using it for writing and other basic stuff.

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