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    Question Networkmanager and wireless in 11.4

    Hello,

    After installing and updating 11.4 the networkmanager disabled my wireless network connection. During the test with the live-CD it worked perfect, after installation it worked, but after updating the software it did not work anymore. This is with networkmanager 0.8.2-9.10.1 (x86_x64). With networkmanager 0.8.2-8.1 (i586) the wireless network interface was working perfect.

    Manual configuring (ifup and so) for the wlan0 (wireless interface) and with the graphic interface works fine, after disabling the eth0 with ifdown eth0 and checking the default routing.

    Why this posting? I see lot's of questions regarding the wireless interfaces and drivers for those interfaces, but nothing about the networkmanager.

    I think the problem is the network manager, but i'm not capable enough for installing and running previous or newer versions. So a good investigation is to be done, but not by me.


    Regards, Henk

    BTW: I'm working with gnome, but in KDE the wireless is also not working with networkmanager.

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    Default Re: Networkmanager and wireless in 11.4

    You quote different architectures
    networkmanager 0.8.2-9.10.1 (x86_x64). With networkmanager 0.8.2-8.1 (i586)

    Please post result of

    Code:
    uname -a
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
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    Default Re: Networkmanager and wireless in 11.4

    Linux miniflap 2.6.37.6-0.5-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-04-25 21:48:33 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
    --+----------------------------------+----------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | Updates-for-openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0 | Updates for openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0 | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /update/11.4 |
    2 | download.opensuse.org-Stable | Stable LibreOffice Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/LibreOffice:/Stable/openSUSE_11.4 |
    3 | download.opensuse.org-standard | Main Repository (Contrib) | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/openSUSE:/11.4:/Contrib/standard |
    4 | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0 | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0 | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.4/repo/oss |
    5 | packman.inode.at-suse | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /suse/openSUSE_11.4/ |
    6 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.4-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /debug/distribution/11.4/repo/oss |
    7 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-11.4-Update-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /debug/update/11.4 |
    8 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss |
    9 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.4-Source | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /source/distribution/11.4/repo/oss |

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0044] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller [8086:3b64] (rev 06)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b3c] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio [8086:3b56] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3b42] (rev 05)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:3b46] (rev 05)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b34] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev a5)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller [8086:3b09] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:3b29] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller [8086:3b30] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem [8086:3b32] (rev 05)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    Kernel driver in use: intel ips
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e017]
    Kernel driver in use: ath9k
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1063] (rev c0)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    Kernel driver in use: atl1c
    ff:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers [8086:2c62] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    ff:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder [8086:2d01] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    ff:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 [8086:2d10] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    ff:02.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 [8086:2d11] (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]
    ff:02.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d12] (rev 02)
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    Subsystem: Sony Corporation Device [104d:907c]


    No, I do not need a 11.4 DVD by Post. Even I can download and burn those things

    Regards, Henk

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    Default Re: Networkmanager and wireless in 11.4

    I have to crash for sleep now
    But I have not had such an update, maybe it came from one of the repos you have, check the radio buttons in software manager for the versions and switch to the one form oss
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    I worked all morning trying to get wireless going on OpenSuse 11.4 and was unable to. Eventually I suspected the Gnome Network Manager. I checked via Yast and found version 0.8.2-9.10.1 installed as an upgrade from 0.8.2-8.1. I googled the problem and landed in this thread and decided to downgrade NetworkManager Gnome. Instantly everything worked! (my router is a Linksys WRT54G).

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    Hey erdaepfel2 can you tell me how to downgrade the network manager the only problem might be I use KDE not Gnome.
    I have been having similar problems since upgrading to 11.4. After the up grade the wireless network was fine untill I switched it off then I was unable to switch it on again. When I looked at the network manager icon the wireless network was there but I was unable to select it. I went through the upgrade procedure again and it came back on again but the last time I tried that it didn't work. The problem must be with the manager as the wireless works fine when its on. It would seem, by the number of posts, that it is a sgnificant problem. Does anyone know if novell are looking in to it? Any other sugestions would be gratefully appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwibill View Post
    Hey erdaepfel2 can you tell me how to downgrade the network manager the only problem might be I use KDE not Gnome.
    I have been having similar problems since upgrading to 11.4. After the up grade the wireless network was fine untill I switched it off then I was unable to switch it on again. When I looked at the network manager icon the wireless network was there but I was unable to select it. I went through the upgrade procedure again and it came back on again but the last time I tried that it didn't work. The problem must be with the manager as the wireless works fine when its on. It would seem, by the number of posts, that it is a sgnificant problem. Does anyone know if novell are looking in to it? Any other sugestions would be gratefully appreciated.
    Try switching to plasmoid-networkmanager
    You will have to install it
    Then remove the old network icon and add in the plasmoid one
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    Default Re: Networkmanager and wireless in 11.4

    Thanks caf4926, I'll have to wait a bit as I don't have ready access to a hard wire for my laptop, thank gooness for community machines. I'll try that next time I'm home. What's the chances of a patch for this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwibill View Post
    Thanks caf4926, I'll have to wait a bit as I don't have ready access to a hard wire for my laptop, thank gooness for community machines. I'll try that next time I'm home. What's the chances of a patch for this problem?
    I'm not sure how much of a problem it is. I'm OK.
    I have seen one other case, to my knowledge.
    If you bug report it, the chances get better.
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    Default Re: Networkmanager and wireless in 11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwibill View Post
    Hey erdaepfel2 can you tell me how to downgrade the network manager the only problem might be I use KDE not Gnome.
    I have been having similar problems since upgrading to 11.4. After the up grade the wireless network was fine untill I switched it off then I was unable to switch it on again. When I looked at the network manager icon the wireless network was there but I was unable to select it. I went through the upgrade procedure again and it came back on again but the last time I tried that it didn't work. The problem must be with the manager as the wireless works fine when its on. It would seem, by the number of posts, that it is a sgnificant problem. Does anyone know if novell are looking in to it? Any other sugestions would be gratefully appreciated.
    i think you are using Gnome and kde.to make wireless work in Gnome boot into Gnome and right click the Gnome network applet which is in the bottom of the screen.and make a tick on enable wireless(your wireless button should be switched on).in kde you should switch to plasmoid network manager as Carl said.you can install plasmoid manager by Yast-software management-search-plasmoid network you will get a result plasmoid network manager.install it you should uninstall to install plasmoid.after installing plasmoid restart your system to take effects.after the restart click plasmoid and untick enable networking then switch on your wireless button.then click plasmoid and click enable networking now you can make a tick in enable wireless too.that's all.this is my experience after my one week struggle to make wireless work.

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