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    Default Access windows from Opensuse

    Hi experts,
    This is the first time I am using Opensuse. I have used Ubutnu 9.04 for a month. At present I have dual boot with Vista and Opensuse
    I use Windows Vista Home Premium
    Opensuse 11.0(i586) kernel , Kde 3 desktop
    The problem is that I cannot connect to the internet. (The PCI wireless driver is Atheros 242x.I use ASus F5RL laptop). Because of that, I have to logout and login to Windows to type any output of the terminal commands.
    I want to access Windows from Opensuse. It says 'You dont have permission', so cannot copy the output in Windows.
    To download any apt package I need to be connected to the internet.

    What do I do?


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    Default Re: Access windows from Opensuse

    - Read Choosing the correct kmp-package for your installation - openSUSE Forums _carefully_

    - Install matching madwifi, athinfo and madwifi-kmp-flavor packages from here.

    Index of /repositories/driver:/wireless/openSUSE_11.0

    (download, transfer to openSUSE box, right-click => install)

    - Unload and blacklist ath5k driver

    modprobe -rv ath5k
    echo "blacklist ath5k" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.local
    - Remove old udev-rule and let udev write a new one:

    rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
    udevadm trigger

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    Default Re: Access windows from Opensuse

    I read 'Choosing the right package'. I will check that out in suse box.
    I dont know how to transfer the downloaded package to the Opensuse box. I cant access suse from vista . I have tried software from ext2fs, diskinternals. From suse it says I dont have permission to write to any document in windows. So have to use them as 'mutually exclusive' OSes.


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    I bet you will at least have _reading_ accesss to your Vista partition (and that will be enough).

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    Default Re: Access windows from Opensuse

    Uname -r
    Cat /etc/Suse-release
    No such folder exists

    I have read access from suse and will try out the madwifi though I have these which are a close fit.


    I have only chosen madwifi from the list. Let me check access from suse partition


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    Might as well be a NetworkManager problem. Install WICD from, read some earlier posts on how to enable that, and see what happens.
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    I have done what you said. As I had written earlier, only installed madwifi package and it seems to be there. I have written those commands
    modprobe -rv ath5k
    echo "blacklist ath5k" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.local
    rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
    udevadm triggerI dont see any connections.

    By the way, I have checked the Network Settings on Yast and on the Overview tab, it says
    L2 100Mbit Ethernet Adapter -- Not configured
    AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter -- Not configured.
    The notes for Wireless says' Unable to configure the network card because of kernel device(eth0, wlan0) is not present. This is mostly caused by missing firmware(for wlan0 devices). Check dmesg
    I have checked and found that
    linux-c9xx[0980]. cannot find firmware file 'intel-ucode /06-0f-od'.
    I searched for 'intel-ucode /06-0f-od' on google and yahoo . did not find anything concrete

    I will get to Wicd after this. I have used this when using Ubuntu earlier.


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    How do I install wicd? Is it in the software menu? I cant access internet wired or wirelessly in opensuse.


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    I have configured wireless on network settings to DHCP.
    I can see wireless now (ath0) and also below I can see my network which shows almost full strength. I have clicked on that. Firefox and Konqueror still do not open any website.
    What is the next step?

    Last edited by staretnovell; 10-Sep-2009 at 07:15. Reason: Correction

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    Hello Anybody,
    Who knows what is to be done next?
    I can see 'ath0' on wireless and can see my network.
    I cant connect using firefox, opera.
    Do I have to configure something? I have unchecked IPV6.


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