I’ve had a problem with wireless networking in 11.2 that has resurfaced. I have an x86-64 (AMD) e-machines desktop from ~ May 2006. I’ve used opensuse since getting it. The machine is far from the router, so I prefer to use wireless.
I downloaded the x86-64 net install CD. I can boot from it, but it can’t activate my wireless network card.
When 11.2 first came out, I connected with the wired ethernet jack, and net installed that way. Wireless wouldn’t work, until I deleted the wired connection. Then it works.
A week or so ago, I installed whatever the opensuse updater wanted to. Then, wireless stopped working! There’s no wired connection to delete. Eventually I plugged in wired, works fine, installed a few updates, disconnected wired, wireless still doesn’t work.
I then booted from the net install cd, and as before the wireless doesn’t work.
It’s rather frustrating that the install CD doesn’t work. I don’t want to re-download the net install CD unless something’s been fixed. Isn’t insanity doing the same thing N>1 times expecting a different result?
I realize figuring out wireless card drivers, settings, etc is a nightmare. FWIW the box the card came in says:
Linksys by cisco
wireless PCI adapter