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    Default HP DV6 Major Problems!

    Hi

    Please can someone help? I've got a new HP DV6-1210SA laptop, which comes with this spec:

    - ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4530
    - Atheros Wireless
    - AMD Athlon X2 64bit

    I'm having MAJOR problems getting openSUSE working on this thing! I've installed openSUSE 11.1 64-bit and have these problems:

    1) Can't get the graphics card above 1024x768. It seems to think it is a 'generic' card. I can't find a suitable driver for it anywhere.

    2) Wireless - I've been following all the Atheros tutorials but with no luck whatsoever. I've installed MadWIFI and set it up as described in the various articles, but it still won't detect the card. I've also attempted the ndiswrapper method, but can't find a 64-bit driver for the card anywhere. I suspect the problem is that it has a 'softkey' on the laptop that enables/disables the wireless. The light is always orange, whereas when I boot up Vista32 the light automatically turns blue. When I boot openSUSE it remains orange and pressing it has no effect.

    If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it. These two issues are show-stoppers for me and in 2 days of searching I have been unsuccessful in resolving the issue! I'm also a little disappointed that I have to follow pages of tutorials to get my wireless working. Surely it should be simpler than that!

    Kind regards
    Graham

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    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0)
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
    00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
    00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
    00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 5)
    00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
    00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
    00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller
    00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h HyperTransport Configuration (rev 40)
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Miscellaneous Control
    00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Link Control
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M92 [Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series]
    01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV730XT Audio device [Radeon HD 4670]
    08:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 002b (rev 01)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)

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    modprobe -l | grep ath

    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath5k/ath5k.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath9k/ath9k.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/kernel/drivers/md/multipath.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/kernel/drivers/md/dm-multipath.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/kernel/drivers/infiniband/hw/ipath/ib_ipath.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/weak-updates/updates/ath/ath_pci.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/weak-updates/updates/ath_hal/ath_hal.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/weak-updates/updates/ath_rate/minstrel/ath_rate_minstrel.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/weak-updates/updates/ath_rate/onoe/ath_rate_onoe.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/weak-updates/updates/ath_rate/amrr/ath_rate_amrr.ko
    /lib/modules/2.6.27.29-0.1-default/weak-updates/updates/ath_rate/sample/ath_rate_sample.ko

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    linux-5grq:/home/graham/Desktop # zypper search madwifi
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...

    S | Name | Summary | Type
    --+---------------------+---------------------------------------+-----------
    | madwifi | Tools for configuring atheros cards | srcpackage
    i | madwifi | Tools for configuring atheros cards | package
    | madwifi-debuginfo | Debug information for package madwifi | package
    | madwifi-debugsource | Debug sources for package madwifi | package
    | madwifi-devel | Tools for configuring atheros cards | package
    | madwifi-kmp-debug | kernel modules for atheros cards | package
    i | madwifi-kmp-default | kernel modules for atheros cards | package
    | madwifi-kmp-pae | kernel modules for atheros cards | package
    | madwifi-kmp-trace | kernel modules for atheros cards | package
    | madwifi-kmp-vmi | kernel modules for atheros cards | package
    | madwifi-kmp-xen | kernel modules for atheros cards | package

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