Acer Aspire One Network Manager Stops Networking Completely

Here’s something rather strange I experience with the Acer Aspire One on
OpenSUSE 11.1. I use the netinstall from a USB flash drive to install
and try the KDE and Gnome version (On two different installs).

Networking from the ethernet port works fine, up until I enable network
manager. As soon as I do this no networking works at all.

No Wireless Networks are displayed.
Wired network doesn’t work and everything goes into offline mode,
Firefox for example.

As soon as I switch back to ifup then I can use the Wired ethernet,
however I cannot have this as a suitable solution as the Aspire is not
mine and I’m setting it up for someone else who really needs to have
Network manager working for easy connection to a wireless network.


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