IMac Manjaro install wifi adapter missing

I will get on that

Host: AndreasLinuxiMac Kernel: 4.19.30-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 8.2.1 Console: tty 0 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM 3.30.3
Distro: Manjaro Linux
Type: Desktop System: Apple product: iMac8,1 v: 1.0 serial:
Chassis: type: 13 v: Mac-F226BEC8 serial:
Mobo: Apple model: Mac-F226BEC8 v: PVT serial: UEFI: Apple
v: IM81.88Z.00C1.B00.0802091538 date: 02/09/08
Device-1: hid-d8:a2:5e:fc:b7:d7-battery
model: Andrea Cristiano Maietta’s Trackpad serial: N/A charge: N/A
status: Discharging
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo E8135 bits: 64 type: MCP
arch: Penryn rev: 6 L1 cache: 128 KiB L2 cache: 6144 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 9573
Speed: 936 MHz min/max: 800/2400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1228 2: 1172
Device-1: AMD RV610/M74 [Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT] vendor: Apple
driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 1002:94c8
Display: server: 1.20.4 driver: radeon compositor: gnome-shell
OpenGL: renderer: AMD RV610 (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.19.30-1-MANJARO LLVM 7.0.1)
v: 3.3 Mesa 18.3.4 compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel 82801H HD Audio vendor: Apple driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:284b
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.30-1-MANJARO
Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n
vendor: Apple AirPort Extreme driver: wl v: kernel port: 6000
bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:4328
IF: wls4 state: up mac:
Device-2: Marvell 88E8058 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet driver: sky2 v: 1.30
port: 5000 bus ID: 05:00.0 chip ID: 11ab:436a
IF: ens5 state: down mac:
Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 6.86 GiB (2.9%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Hitachi model: HDP725025GLA380 size: 232.89 GiB
speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: rev: A59A scheme: GPT
ID-1: / size: 227.94 GiB used: 6.86 GiB (3.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
System Temperatures: cpu: 56.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 43 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1199
Processes: 188 Uptime: 6m Memory: 3.85 GiB used: 1.13 GiB (29.4%)
Init: systemd v: 241 Compilers: gcc: 8.2.1 Shell: bash (sudo) v: 5.0.0
running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.32
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
Currently running: 4.19.30-1-MANJARO (linux419)
The following kernels are installed in your system:

  • linux414
  • linux419
    Model: "Marvell Imac 8,1 Wired Ethernet Adapter"
    Driver: "sky2"
    Device File: ens5
    Link detected: no
    Driver Status: sky2 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe sky2"
    Model: "Apple AirPort Extreme"
    Driver: "wl"
    Device File: wls4
    Link detected: yes
    Driver Status: ssb is not active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ssb"
    Driver Status: wl is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe wl"
    Model: "Apple Bluetooth HCI"
    Driver Status: btusb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe btusb"

Ok the only one that didnt work or do anything was the dkms status command. I hope i did this right

Thank you

Thank all you guys for helping this newbie out!


I kinda already told that but wasn't sure

Yes, but as I mentioned earlier as well, there are different chips used in the bcm4321 adapter, and some of them don't work with the wl driver.

That is why it is good to have ALL the information for those that are searching for answers to which driver works with which chip ID.

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so what else do you need?

You already posted the required info.

Thank you kindly.

No problem :slight_smile: thought you needed something else

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