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    Default Edimax USB Wireless adapter

    Hello, I have the Edimax 7612uan wireless adapter. openSUSE didn't find drivers for it apparently and I am not sure what to do. Edimax offers a driver for Linux in their website, but I failed to build it.

    What can I do?

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    Default Re: Edimax USB Wireless adapter

    First: a good example of better checking before you buy.
    Second: please post output of
    Code:
    lsusb
    , between CODE tags (the # in the editor)
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    Default Re: Edimax USB Wireless adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    First: a good example of better checking before you buy.
    Second: please post output of
    Code:
    lsusb
    , between CODE tags (the # in the editor)
    I had this computer long ago with Windows, nevertheless I did manage to somehow make it work under Arch linux but I can't recall how I did that.
    Since I am dual-booting I'l have to boot to openSUSE and then come back since no internet there I also can't connect a LAN cable to here, so I'l be back soon with the output

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelivans View Post
    I had this computer long ago with Windows, nevertheless I did manage to somehow make it work under Arch linux but I can't recall how I did that.
    Since I am dual-booting I'l have to boot to openSUSE and then come back since no internet there I also can't connect a LAN cable to here, so I'l be back soon with the output
    Alright I oddly can't edit my message, so here is the raw output of lsusb.
    Code:
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 1a40:0101 Terminus Technology Inc. 4-Port HUB
    Bus 007 Device 002: ID 045e:076c Microsoft Corp. 
    Bus 008 Device 002: ID 046d:c52e Logitech, Inc. 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 005: ID 18a5:0304 Verbatim, Ltd 
    Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter

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    Default Re: Edimax USB Wireless adapter

    On 03/31/2013 09:16 AM, zelivans wrote:
    >
    > zelivans;2543065 Wrote:
    >> I had this computer long ago with Windows, nevertheless I did manage to
    >> somehow make it work under Arch linux but I can't recall how I did that.
    >> Since I am dual-booting I'l have to boot to openSUSE and then come back
    >> since no internet there I also can't connect a LAN cable to here, so
    >> I'l be back soon with the output

    >
    > Alright I oddly can't edit my message, so here is the raw output of
    > lsusb.
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter


    You can edit a message for only 10 minutes. After that it cannot be changed.

    The driver for your device is named r8712u, and it has been in the kernel since
    2.6.37 - i.e. a long time. I suspect you need to install the kernel-firmware
    package. It should be on your install medium. If you inspect the output of the
    dmesg command, you will see something about missing firmware.

    For future reference, if the wireless adapter had been in the computer when you
    installed openSUSE, I think the firmware package would have been installed
    automatically.


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    After a long while I realized what was the issue. Apparently, YaST was in control of the network devices, and not the Gnome network manager. And due to that I was unable to access any Wireless options and it didn't show any sign of life, I changed the configuration under YaST to give the DE the control, and it just worked out of the box as expected. It's odd that I had to go through that under a fresh install though.

    Thanks to all

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    Default Re: Edimax USB Wireless adapter

    On 03/31/2013 02:56 PM, zelivans wrote:
    >
    > After a long while I realized what was the issue. Apparently, YaST was
    > in control of the network devices, and not the Gnome network manager.
    > And due to that I was unable to access any Wireless options and it
    > didn't show any sign of life, I changed the configuration under YaST to
    > give the DE the control, and it just worked out of the box as expected.
    > It's odd that I had to go through that under a fresh install though.


    Did you read the release notes?



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