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    Default WIRELESS CONNECTION DISAPPEARING WITH LOGIN

    Hello,

    hopefully somebody can help me on the following:

    I installed openSuSE 11.2 onto an HP Pavillion dv5-1040 (openSuSE as only
    operating system), first from net and then from CD.
    Initial installation took place around 20 December, and is still going on (!).
    After much back and forth (installing Atheros 928x drivers etc etc), I was able
    to get the wireless network up and running (perfectly).

    The PC was set up such that I would be logged directly in at boot. For security
    reasons, I wanted to have a login with username and password, and I was able
    to get that going (unfortunately). The side-effect was that I am no longer able
    to access the network! I have been extensively searching the net find a
    solution, but without success. I strongly suspect that the solution is to set one or more parameters in a script, but what parameters in what script? Help on this would be
    much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jan Christian

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    Default Re: WIRELESS CONNECTION DISAPPEARING WITH LOGIN

    Were you working with root login earlier?
    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) with Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop and KDE 4.11.2 on MacBook Pro
    Latest MS Windows version used: Win95

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    Default Re: WIRELESS CONNECTION DISAPPEARING WITH LOGIN

    No, logging in as "JCA" with root privileges to be precise).

    Jan Christian

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    Default Re: WIRELESS CONNECTION DISAPPEARING WITH LOGIN

    It is not a good idea for a user to run with root privileges particularly when accessing the net..

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    Well, it worked perfectly until I changed to explicit login after boot.

    You stated:
    <It is not a good idea for a user to run with root privileges particularly when accessing the net.>
    Could you enlighten me a little on the subject?

    Thanks and Regards,
    Jan Christian

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    A user with root access is more or less the same as root there for if you get attacked and and your user account is compromised then the attack vector has full control of your machine. You should only be root when you modify the system level settings or are installing global programs. This is why Windows, until recently, was so vulnerable to attacks. It is also dangerous to you since as as a user rm -R / will not do anything but as a super user it will erase everything on the machine.

    As to your problem an administration account is neither fish nor foul. It is not truly root and it is not truly a user.The auto-login must side step some security. When you tightened security by requiring a login sudden the system sees you as a user not as root. Since you set it up when it thought of you as root it no longer functions as you expect.

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    And, does you (or anybody else out there) have some suggestions regarding how to get rid of the problem?

    Thanks,
    Jan Christian

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    Default Re: WIRELESS CONNECTION DISAPPEARING WITH LOGIN

    Quote Originally Posted by jc_anker View Post
    Hello,

    hopefully somebody can help me on the following:

    I installed openSuSE 11.2 onto an HP Pavillion dv5-1040 (openSuSE as only
    operating system), first from net and then from CD.
    Initial installation took place around 20 December, and is still going on (!).
    After much back and forth (installing Atheros 928x drivers etc etc), I was able
    to get the wireless network up and running (perfectly).

    The PC was set up such that I would be logged directly in at boot. For security
    reasons, I wanted to have a login with username and password, and I was able
    to get that going (unfortunately). The side-effect was that I am no longer able
    to access the network! I have been extensively searching the net find a
    solution, but without success. I strongly suspect that the solution is to set one or more parameters in a script, but what parameters in what script? Help on this would be
    much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Jan Christian
    what desktop are you using? Kde, Gnome or etc
    are you on a router or directly to a modem
    wired or wireless

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    Default Re: WIRELESS CONNECTION DISAPPEARING WITH LOGIN

    Hello dale14846,

    to your questions:
    Desktop is Kde,
    I am onto a wireless network via a router (I mentioned
    wireless in my original post, but was not specific enough;
    sorry!).

    My belief is that there must something fundamentally wrong
    with my linux installation. Since I am a newbie to Linux,
    figuring out how to get things going takes some time, if
    you have some hints to how to figure out (and repair!), I
    would be most grateful.

    Thanks and regards,
    Jan Christian

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    I have no idea how much you messed up already. There should be no need to install Atheros drivers, they are in the kernel, ath5k and ath9k.

    I suggest you reinstall, using a cable connection to the router first, update KDE4 to the most recent stable one (search the forums for instructions). That will include a better knetworkmanager, which will no doubt make things easier. Drop in back here right after install, we'll help you with the wireless.
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