On 02/27/2010 09:56 AM, Bornabe wrote:
> That worked, and it installed, and when doing the modprobe command, it
> recognized and loaded the Wireless but after 3 seconds, even after many
> reboots and retries, it locks up the system.
> Is it possible to be a 64bit conflict? Maybe I should switch to
> openSUSE 32bit. I'm going to try Kubuntu 64bit real quick just to see
> if that same driver works on it, as the previous Ubuntu's I used were
> all 32bit when I know it did work. If it works in Kubuntu 64bit, I'll
> be lost as to why I can't get it to work in openSUSE 64bit with all your
There are seldom 64-bit problems with the kernel. More likely, it is with the
awful driver from Realtek. Download
and install it with
sudo rpm -iv kernel-desktop-2.6.33-3.3.x86_64.rpm
You will now have an additional option in your GRUB menu. This kernel has the
driver for your device built in. It is still the vendor driver, but it has been
tweaked a little by an expert.
There is someone working on a proper conversion of the vendor driver to kernel
standards, but that may take a while.