I just installed SuSE 11.0, and want to install a Netgear wireless card. I added the repo for madwifi using the one click install found on en.opensuse.org/Atheros_madwif.
I opened YaST → Software → Software Management.
Searched for madwifi.
The main tool package was installed as expected.
I opened a terminal, typed “uname -r” which indicates I have the default kernel.
When I click on the default madwifi kernel, the following error message occurs.
nothing provides kernel(vmlinux) = ef0147c0fae49e41 needed by madwifi-kmp-default-…
Yes, this is still a known (i.e. unfixed) problem, based on all the
other postings here in this forum. [Novell released 11.0 too soon,
in my opinion, as there are still problems such as this that remain
unresolved. Wireless, in general, has been a real mess, as has
You can compile from source (which I did), and that got it MOSTLY
working, but once I got the ‘ath_pci’ driver to work, I then still had startup problems
when I rebooted.
The only solution that worked for me was to use ‘ndiswrapper’, and
to specify ‘manual’ startup (aka ‘ifup’).
When attempting to setup the device using YaST–> Network Devices → Network Settings
The tool indicates that the device is not connected. Editing the device → hardware shows the driver is ath5k, and not netw511. The netw511 driver does not appear as a choice, and the wireless card isn’t working.
I have the almost the same problem, I have a HP Pavilion Dv6000 series and when I installed SUSE 11.0 It does not recognize my wireless. I put the WinVista 32Bit drivers and perform the ndiswrapper install.
Your search Software.openSUSE.org must be done for madwifi-kmp-default.
Don’t use 1-click, just select suitable rpm, something like madwifi-kmp-default-r3725+AR5007EG_18.104.22.168_0.2-2.7.i586.rpm.
Install, configure card in Yast.
Let us know how it goes.