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Thread: OpenSuSe Linux Wireless?

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    Arojr NNTP User

    Default OpenSuSe Linux Wireless?

    Hello I'm trying to setup my wireless on my distro but all i get it a Ethernet connection. When I tried to search for what kind of card I had this is what I got.
    PHP Code:
    RTL8187SE Wireless Lan Controller:
         
    UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_10ec/8199 

    RTL810E
    /RTL810E PCIExpress Fast Ethernet controller(eth0
    I am not sure what a Controller is but I need help. I read what I need to find some kind of firmware but I don't see any errors in my booting logs.

    Because I cant find these errors in the boot.msg I got really confused. I am a n00b in linux so don't flame me if I missed something in stickies.

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    Default Re: OpenSuSe Linux Wireless?

    Arojr wrote:
    > Hello I'm trying to setup my wireless on my distro but all i get it a
    > Ethernet connection. When I tried to search for what kind of card I had
    > this is what I got.
    >
    > PHP code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > RTL8187SE Wireless Lan Controller:
    > UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_10ec/8199
    >
    > RTL810E/RTL810E PCIExpress Fast Ethernet controller(eth0)
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > I am not sure what a Controller is but I need help. I read what I need
    > to find some kind of firmware but I don't see any errors in my booting
    > logs.
    >
    > Because I cant find these errors in the boot.msg I got really confused.
    > I am a n00b in linux so don't flame me if I missed something in
    > stickies.


    A controller is the hardware that controls a device. Interface is
    another word for essentially the same thing.

    Not all wireless devices need external firmware. Yours does not as
    Realtek includes theirs in a read-only memory in the device.

    The only driver for your RTL8187SE is the one provided by the vendor.
    There is a copy of that built into the kernel used by openSUSE 11.2
    M4. It is not in the kernel used by 11.1.

    If you want to stay with 11.1, you will need to use ndiswrapper and
    the Windows driver. There are some excellent tutorials on how to set
    this up.

    Larry

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