Kwallet starts, ask for my password, and once again my wireless is activated, but in a few minutes, it goes unconnected again. Not sure what I am looking for to fix this problem. I was using openSUSE 11.4 & the proprietary Broadcom driver before which did work, but decided I would try to get the one from Packman working, it kind of works, but for only a few minutes and then off it goes again. Any help would be appreciated. I have the laptop out at home today, but don’t always have it so I can play with Linux on it like at the moment.
So, right now I am using the b43 drivers and it seems to be working longer than a minute. First I did uninstall the wl drivers as suggested and rebooted the Laptop. But, no wireless on restart and unloaded and reloading b43 worked, for a while, just as before. So, I then disabled Network Manager and went to the ifup/down stuff.
linux-tcm7:~ # ifstatus wlan0
wlan0 name: Broadcom WLAN controller
DHCP4 client (dhcpcd) is running
. . . but is still waiting for data
4: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP qlen 1000
link/ether c0:cb:38:48:2b:99 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
inet 192.168.0.195/24 brd 192.168.0.255 scope global wlan0
Configured IPv4 routes for interface wlan0:
169.254.0.0/16 - - wlan0
Active IPv4 routes for interface wlan0:
default via 192.168.0.1
169.254.0.0/16 scope link
1 of 1 configured IPv4 routes for interface wlan0 up
wlan0 is up
I would find that after a few minutes, it would go disconnected. But I kept turning it back on repeatedly. Finally, sick of that nonsense I re-enabled NetworkManager, did a reboot and here am am with it working. Now one can say that I was trying too many things at once, but when it does not work out of the box and you don’t do this very often, I just can’t say for sure what I did that worked and what did not work for sure. Humm… And what should I do on the next kernel update or will it even work on the next reboot. Even more questions to ask. Now I forgot to save what it said, but I did notice an error on ifup wlan0 & Power Management and you wonder if perhaps the card is turning its self off for some reason and that is what is wrong, but not now for some reason. Another Hummmm.