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    Angry wireless nightmare

    i have read the introductory post and would like to give you the info you need, but i am locked out of my laptop ... totally ...
    here is what happened:
    my laptop (gateway t1616, opensuse 11.0, kernel 2.6.25.16-0.1-default x86_64) comes with a realtek rtl8187b integrated wireless card ...
    before i got this one recognized by ndiswrapper, i used a usb linksys wusb100 stick, also through ndiswrapper, but here the problem was that the connexion froze after a certain time, and the only way to reconnect was to reboot (see other posts having the same issue) ...
    back to realtek -- so ... i go to realtek, download the winxp_64 driver for rtl8187b (net8187b.inf), ndiswrapper recognizes it fine (the devise is present), i go to yast networks and: kaboom -- it freezes and the only way i could do anything was to pull the plug (normal attempts to shutdown were countered with the error message that yast cancelled the turn-off) ... now when i boot, it goes just past the login screen, and remains at a blank/black screen, doing absolutely nothing ... well, i kind of got my hopes up too early, i suppose, thinking that my integrated wlan may actually work ... but not so ... so can anyone help me ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by topitz
    i have read the introductory post and would like to give you the info
    you need, but i am locked out of my laptop ... totally ...
    here is what happened:
    my laptop (gateway t1616, opensuse 11.0, kernel 2.6.25.16-0.1-default
    x86_64) comes with a realtek rtl8187b integrated wireless card ...
    before i got this one recognized by ndiswrapper, i used a usb linksys
    wusb100 stick, also through ndiswrapper, but here the problem was that
    the connexion froze after a certain time, and the only way to reconnect
    was to reboot (see other posts having the same issue) ...
    back to realtek -- so ... i go to realtek, download the winxp_64 driver
    for rtl8187b (net8187b.inf), ndiswrapper recognizes it fine (the devise
    is present), i go to yast networks and: kaboom -- it freezes and the
    only way i could do anything was to pull the plug (normal attempts to
    shutdown were countered with the error message that yast cancelled the
    turn-off) ... now when i boot, it goes just past the login screen, and
    remains at a blank/black screen, doing absolutely nothing ... well, i
    kind of got my hopes up too early, i suppose, thinking that my
    integrated wlan may actually work ... but not so ... so can anyone help
    me ....
    Hi
    If you press ctrl+alt+F1 you should get to a console login? If not try
    adding the boot option 3 (thats just the numeral 3) so it starts without
    the GUI. Login as your normal user, then;
    Code:
    su -
    init 3
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
    init 5 && exit
    ctrl+alt+F1
    exit
    ctrl+alt+F7
    That should get you a GUI running... the ctrl+alt+F7 gets you back to
    the GUI (X session).

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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.16-0.1-default
    up 5:30, 1 user, load average: 0.07, 0.38, 0.32
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12


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    Default Re: wireless nightmare

    well ... i tried Malcolm's suggestions, but no success ... still am locked out .... looks like i am going to have start from scratch ... blah ... theo

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    Default Re: wireless nightmare

    Quote Originally Posted by topitz
    well ... i tried Malcolm's suggestions, but no success ...
    still am locked out .... looks like i am going to have start from
    scratch ... blah ... theo
    Hi
    alas, that is sometimes quicker. So when you say locked out, you
    mean no GUI?

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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.16-0.1-default
    up 3:40, 2 users, load average: 0.10, 0.17, 0.25
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12


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    Default Re: wireless nightmare

    nope ... it boots fine til the login screen ... and then: zippo ... not a single desktop starts up ... just smooth blackness across the monitor ... oh well, thanks so much for your reply ... after i am done re-installing, i shall post my
    /usr/bin/lsusb
    and
    dmesg|less
    theo

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