Hello! This would be the first time I post something in the forums. This is my problem:
I have a Compaq Presario F754LA with a Mobile AMD Semprom Processor 3600+ running openSUSE 11.0, and I’ve been trying to use the madwifi driver to enable the wireless card, unsuccessfully. I have followed every step indicated in this page: http://en.opensuse.org/Atheros_madwifi (including blacklisting the ath5k kernel module), using this madwifi repository: http://madwifi.org/suse/11.0, but at YaST Network settings still says “Unable to configure the network card because the kernel device (eth0, wlan0) is not present.
This is mostly caused by missing firmware (for wlan devices). See dmesg output for details.”, and I can’t use the wireless card.
Then I noticed that at YaST Control Center->Network devices->Network settings, the wireless card is identified as “AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter”, but according to the hp web site and to Windows Vista (also installed on the notebook), the card is an “Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g Wireless”.
I suppose that the madwifi driver doesn’t work due to this misidentification. If so, how do I fix this?
I apologize if I have some writing mistakes, I’m from Venezuela and I only speak some english. In advance, thank you for your help.