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    Hi openSUSE Forums,

    I'm another newbie to openSUSE, and I know Linux has it's problems with wireless cards on laptops, so I'm here for yet another inquiry.

    I recently downloaded openSUSE 11.1 on my ancient HP Compaq laptop. It originally ran on Windows XP Home Edition (which I deleted with Linux, accidentally), and was manufactured around 2003 or so.
    As for the wireless card:
    WLAN PCMIA Card, IEE 802.11b 2.4Ghz DSSS. It's made by Intellinet.

    After inserting it into the slot, and opening the GNOME Terminal, I ran "/sbin/lspci" and came up with this:
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc AGP Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 13) 
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 320M] (rev 01) 
    00:02.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03) 
    00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02) 
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535/M1543 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+] 
    00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller 
    00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller 
    00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4) 
    00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU] 
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller 
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility U1
    Being me, I'm having issues with finding what to do next, so I turn to this community.

    Please help,

    TheTwilit

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    Default Re: (Another) Wireless Issue

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    Your card does not show up in the lspci output. This tells me that it is not a
    Cardbus device, but a 16-bit PCMCIA card. Please run two additional commands:

    Code:
    /sbin/lspcmcia  -v
    /usr/sbin/iwconfig
    The prognosis for getting this card to work is not good. Coverage of such 16-bit
    devices is slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    Your card does not show up in the lspci output. This tells me that it is not a
    Cardbus device, but a 16-bit PCMCIA card. Please run two additional commands:

    Code:
    /sbin/lspcmcia  -v
    /usr/sbin/iwconfig
    The prognosis for getting this card to work is not good. Coverage of such 16-bit
    devices is slim.
    Okay, it comes out as:
    Code:
    Socket 0 Bridge:   	[yenta_cardbus] 	(bus ID: 0000:00:0a.0) 
    	Configuration:	state: on	ready: yes 
    			Voltage: 3.3V Vcc: 3.3V Vpp: 0.0V 
    Socket 0 Device 0:	[atmel_cs]		(bus ID: 0.0) 
    	Configuration:	state: on 
    	Product Name:   ATMEL AT76C502AR  
    	Identification:	manf_id: 0x0000	card_id: 0x0000 
    			function: 6 (network) 
    			prod_id(1): "ATMEL" (0xabda4164) 
    			prod_id(2): "AT76C502AR" (0x41b37e1f) 
    			prod_id(3): --- (---) 
    			prod_id(4): --- (---)
    And for the second command:

    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions. 
     
    eth0      no wireless extensions. 
     
    eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:off/any   
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.427 GHz  Access Point: FF:00:00:00:00:00    
              Bit Rate:11 Mb/s    
              Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off 
              Power Management:off 
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0 
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0 
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0 
     
    pan0      no wireless extensions.
    And Andy, I'll be sure to read them.

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    TheTwilit wrote:
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > lo no wireless extensions.
    >
    > eth0 no wireless extensions.
    >
    > eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSIDff/any
    > Mode:Managed Frequency:2.427 GHz Access Point: FF:00:00:00:00:00
    > Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
    > Retry short limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    > Power Managementff
    > Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    > Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    > Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


    Good. There is a driver (atmel_cs) and it is loaded. What is the result of the
    commands

    Code:
    sudo  /usr/sbin/iwlist eth1 scan
    dmesg | grep atm

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    Default Re: (Another) Wireless Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    TheTwilit wrote:
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > lo no wireless extensions.
    >
    > eth0 no wireless extensions.
    >
    > eth1 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSIDff/any
    > Mode:Managed Frequency:2.427 GHz Access Point: FF:00:00:00:00:00
    > Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
    > Retry short limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    > Power Managementff
    > Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    > Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    > Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0


    Good. There is a driver (atmel_cs) and it is loaded. What is the result of the
    commands

    Code:
    sudo  /usr/sbin/iwlist eth1 scan
    dmesg | grep atm
    For the first one:
    Code:
    ethl    Interface doesn't support scanning.
    Second:
    Code:
     [<dd18cc4f>] init_atmel_card+0x2f0/0x3f5 [atmel] 
     [<dd19f2cd>] atmel_config+0x259/0x2b5 [atmel_cs] 
    [<dd18e563>] (service_interrupt+0x0/0x354 [atmel]) 
    firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin 
    firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin 
    firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin 
    firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin 
    firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin 
    firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin 
    firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin 
    firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin 
    firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin

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    TheTwilit wrote:
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > [<dd18cc4f>] init_atmel_card+0x2f0/0x3f5 [atmel]
    > [<dd19f2cd>] atmel_config+0x259/0x2b5 [atmel_cs]
    > [<dd18e563>] (service_interrupt+0x0/0x354 [atmel])
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin


    I hope you understand that these messages mean that you do not have the firmware
    installed.

    If you have Internet access when in Linux, open a terminal and enter

    Code:
    sudo zypper install atmel-firmware
    If you have to load some other OS to get Internet access, you will need to
    download the following URL and get the file into your home directory on Linux:
    Code:
    http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/atmel/atmel-firmware-1.3.tar.gz
    After you have completed that step, open a terminal and enter the following
    commands:

    Code:
    tar zxvf atmel-firmware-1.3.tar.gz
    cd atmel-firmware-1.3/images
    sudo cp atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin /lib/firmware
    After you do these steps and reboot, you should see your AP from the iwlist
    command above. If so, all that remains is to configure the connection.


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    Default Re: (Another) Wireless Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    TheTwilit wrote:
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > [<dd18cc4f>] init_atmel_card+0x2f0/0x3f5 [atmel]
    > [<dd19f2cd>] atmel_config+0x259/0x2b5 [atmel_cs]
    > [<dd18e563>] (service_interrupt+0x0/0x354 [atmel])
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin
    > firmware: requesting atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin


    I hope you understand that these messages mean that you do not have the firmware
    installed.

    If you have Internet access when in Linux, open a terminal and enter

    Code:
    sudo zypper install atmel-firmware
    If you have to load some other OS to get Internet access, you will need to
    download the following URL and get the file into your home directory on Linux:
    Code:
    http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/atmel/atmel-firmware-1.3.tar.gz
    After you have completed that step, open a terminal and enter the following
    commands:

    Code:
    tar zxvf atmel-firmware-1.3.tar.gz
    cd atmel-firmware-1.3/images
    sudo cp atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin /lib/firmware
    After you do these steps and reboot, you should see your AP from the iwlist
    command above. If so, all that remains is to configure the connection.
    Alright, now that that's done, how do I configure the connection?
    Oh, and after I ran all the codes together, I rebooted, then ran them again and it came out as:
    Code:
    nick@linux-yaos:~> /sbin/iwilst 
    bash: /sbin/iwilst: No such file or directory 
    nick@linux-yaos:~> tar zxvf atmel-firmware-1.3.tar.gz 
    tar: atmel-firmware-1.3.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory 
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now 
    tar: Child returned status 2 
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors 
    nick@linux-yaos:~> cd atmel-firmware-1.3/images 
    nick@linux-yaos:~/atmel-firmware-1.3/images> sudo cp atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin /lib/firmware 
    root's password: 
    nick@linux-yaos:~/atmel-firmware-1.3/images>
    I think it looked like that the first time, too...

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    Open 2 terminal windows.

    First terminal

    Code:
    su -c "tail -F /var/log/messages"
    and keep it running, this is your "control" window.

    second terminal.

    Code:
    ls -l /lib/firmware/atmel*
    
    su 
    
    password
    
    modprobe -rv atmel_cs
    
    modprobe -v atmel_cs
    
    iwlist eth1 scan
    
    iwconfig
    Post output of _both_ consoles.

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    Default Re: (Another) Wireless Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Akoellh View Post
    Open 2 terminal windows.

    First terminal

    Code:
    su -c "tail -F /var/log/messages"
    and keep it running, this is your "control" window.

    second terminal.

    Code:
    ls -l /lib/firmware/atmel*
    
    su 
    
    password
    
    modprobe -rv atmel_cs
    
    modprobe -v atmel_cs
    
    iwlist eth1 scan
    
    iwconfig
    Post output of _both_ consoles.
    Code:
    nick@linux-yaos:~> su -c "tail -F /var/log/messages" 
    Password:  
    Apr 11 17:16:00 linux-yaos kernel: usb 1-2: USB disconnect, address 2 
    Apr 11 17:36:04 linux-yaos -- MARK -- 
    Apr 11 17:41:33 linux-yaos smartd[2502]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], SMART Usage Attribute: 194 Temperature_Celsius changed from 137 to 130 
    Apr 11 17:45:02 linux-yaos su: (to beagleindex) root on none 
    Apr 11 17:45:46 linux-yaos su: (to beagleindex) root on none 
    Apr 11 17:49:13 linux-yaos su: (to beagleindex) root on none 
    Apr 11 18:09:13 linux-yaos -- MARK -- 
    Apr 11 18:11:10 linux-yaos syslog-ng[1700]: Log statistics; dropped='pipe(/dev/xconsole)=0', dropped='pipe(/dev/tty10)=0', processed='center(queued)=253', processed='center(received)=201', processed='destination(newsnotice)=0', processed='destination(acpid)=2', processed='destination(firewall)=0', processed='destination(null)=8', processed='destination(mail)=2', processed='destination(mailinfo)=2', processed='destination(console)=15', processed='destination(newserr)=0', processed='destination(newscrit)=0', processed='destination(messages)=165', processed='destination(mailwarn)=0', processed='destination(localmessages)=0', processed='destination(netmgm)=24', processed='destination(mailerr)=0', processed='destination(xconsole)=15', processed='destination(warn)=20', processed='source(src)=201' 
    Apr 11 18:11:33 linux-yaos smartd[2502]: Device: /dev/sda [SAT], SMART Usage Attribute: 194 Temperature_Celsius changed from 130 to 125 
    Apr 11 18:26:26 linux-yaos su: (to root) nick on /dev/pts/1 
    Apr 11 18:31:43 linux-yaos su: FAILED SU (to root) nick on /dev/pts/2 
    Apr 11 18:31:53 linux-yaos su: (to root) nick on /dev/pts/2 
    Apr 11 18:36:17 linux-yaos kernel: usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 3 
    Apr 11 18:36:17 linux-yaos kernel: usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice 
    Apr 11 18:36:18 linux-yaos kernel: scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices 
    Apr 11 18:36:18 linux-yaos kernel: usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=12f7, idProduct=1a00 
    Apr 11 18:36:18 linux-yaos kernel: usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 
    Apr 11 18:36:18 linux-yaos kernel: usb 1-2: Product: TD Classic 003B  
    Apr 11 18:36:18 linux-yaos kernel: usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Memorex  
    Apr 11 18:36:18 linux-yaos kernel: usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 07680C1505C7 
    Apr 11 18:36:18 linux-yaos kernel: usb-storage: device found at 3 
    Apr 11 18:36:18 linux-yaos kernel: usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: scsi 3:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Memorex  TD Classic 003B  PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 2015232 512-byte hardware sectors: (1.03GB/984MiB) 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 2015232 512-byte hardware sectors: (1.03GB/984MiB) 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel:  sdb: sdb1 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0 
    Apr 11 18:36:19 linux-yaos kernel: usb-storage: device scan complete 
    Apr 11 18:36:21 linux-yaos hald: mounted /dev/sdb1 on behalf of uid 1000 
    Apr 11 18:36:21 linux-yaos gnome-keyring-daemon[2946]: adding removable location: volume_uuid_E537_6866 at /media/TravelDrive
    Code:
    nick@linux-yaos:~> ls -l /lib/firmware/atmel* 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 30348 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c502_3com.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35184 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c502_3com-wpa.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31764 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c502.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31764 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c502d.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35276 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c502d-wpa.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31776 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c502e.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35272 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c502e-wpa.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35276 2009-04-11 17:14 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c502-wpa.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28164 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c503-i3861.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 28040 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c503-i3863.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35372 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c503-rfmd-0.90.2-140.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37804 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c503-rfmd-acc.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37964 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c503-rfmd.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35180 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c504_2958-wpa.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 39928 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c504a_2958-wpa.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31748 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c504.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35196 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c504c-wpa.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37009 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c505a-rfmd2958.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37000 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c505-rfmd2958.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35532 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c505-rfmd.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 31824 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c506.bin 
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 35228 2008-12-03 00:02 /lib/firmware/atmel_at76c506-wpa.bin 
    nick@linux-yaos:~> su 
    Password:  
    passu: incorrect password 
    nick@linux-yaos:~> su 
    Password:  
    linux-yaos:/home/nick # modprobe -rv atmel_cs 
    FATAL: Module atmel_cs is in use. 
    linux-yaos:/home/nick # modprobe -v atmel_cs 
    linux-yaos:/home/nick # iwlist ethl scan 
    ethl      Interface doesn't support scanning. 
     
    linux-yaos:/home/nick # iwconfig 
    lo        no wireless extensions. 
     
    eth0      no wireless extensions. 
     
    eth1      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:off/any   
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.427 GHz  Access Point: FF:00:00:00:00:00    
              Bit Rate:11 Mb/s    
              Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off 
              Encryption key:off 
              Power Management:off 
              Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0 
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0 
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0 
     
    pan0      no wireless extensions. 
     
    linux-yaos:/home/nick #

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