Installed 64 bit OpenSuse 11.4 onto my Compaq Presario CQ62 and have some issues. I’m new to Linux…
First is the wireless card isn’t detected. I think it might be of the RTL81 family, I can’t tell for sure. I did some searching and found a few topics telling me to find the package on certain links and install it but I keep getting kernel dependencies or something. One topic told me to type uname -r into the terminal and then find a package for the wireless card based on that-- I get 22.214.171.124-1.2-desktop. I can’t find any installation that works, I need a driver badly for it as I rely on the wireless network.
Secondly, every time I type my mouse locks itself. In Windows you tap the corner of the mousepad, a light goes on and the mouse is locked. in OpenSuse, whenever I hit a key on the keyboard the light goes on and its disabled for about two seconds then re-enables itself. Is this simply a setting that should be fixed or a problem? How can I stop it.
On the WIFI: make sure the hardware is activated, i.e. hit the keycombo to switch on the wireless. Wouldn’t be the first time that it’s no more than that.
Next: open a terminal window and type
copy and paste output here.
On the touchpad / keyboard issue: depends on the desktop you’re running, but in KDE the setting is in Systemsettings.
I took out the ethernet and ran the command.
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
inet 127.0.0.1/8 brd 127.255.255.255 scope host lo
inet6 ::1/128 scope host
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN qlen 1000
link/ether 60:eb:69:59:c1:12 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
inet6 fe80::62eb:69ff:fe59:c112/64 scope link
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
As for the trackpad issue, I still can’t find any setting to deal with it. I’ve been through the settings dialogue so many times now. What exactly am I looking for there?
Ah yes I found the option, I didn’t realize you could scroll down on the touchpad dialogue. That is dealt with now.
For the record I installed with the KDE Live CD.
Typically you should get a wired connection and run the updates with
Let us see the result of
Do you have access to a wired connection?
Yes, I am able to use Internet in OpenSuse with a cable directly to my modem.
Then the first thing to do is a full updateI will check back here when back at my computer. Mobile atm.
On 08/19/2011 01:16 AM, caf4926 wrote:
> Then the first thing to do is a full updateI will check back here when
> back at my computer. Mobile atm.
After the update, enable the wireless repo and install the compat-wireless
package for your kernel (default or desktop) and the kernel-firmware package.
That will allow your RTL8192SE to work.
Updating everything now. In the mean time, anyone know of a good network traffic meter so I can keep an eye on bandwidth use? We are capped at 15GB.
Okay I updated everything, tired to download the compat file and it gave me a dependencies error relating to vmlinuz and mentioning the kernel. I decided to break the package up and give it a shot, when the computer restarted it seemed to activate the light that says the wireless card is on (as opposed to leaving it disabled) but in networking the wireless setting is still grey’d out. :’(
On 08/20/2011 07:06 PM, MrGecko wrote:
> Okay I updated everything, tired to download the compat file and it gave
> me a dependencies error relating to vmlinuz and mentioning the kernel. I
> decided to break the package up and give it a shot, when the computer
> restarted it seemed to activate the light that says the wireless card is
> on (as opposed to leaving it disabled) but in networking the wireless
> setting is still grey’d out. :’(
If it is gray, you probably have an rfkill problem. With a network connection,
sudo zypper install rfkill
If rfkill reports a "hard" block, check the switch setting. If a "soft" block,
does it clear with
sudo /usr/sbin/rfkill unblock all
Okay I ended up using an offsite tutorial.
I was prompted to install firmware but no repositories seemed to have the right firmware for my model. I followed a guide which had me download driver files, build and install it in the terminal, and restart. It worked.
How To Install RTL8191SEvA WLAN Device Driver on openSUSE | A.O.A.W.B…O
Thanks for the help everyone.
On 08/20/2011 08:06 PM, MrGecko wrote:
> Okay I ended up using an offsite tutorial.
> I was prompted to install firmware but no repositories seemed to have
> the right firmware for my model. I followed a guide which had me
> download driver files, build and install it in the terminal, and
> restart. It worked.
> ‘How To Install RTL8191SEvA WLAN Device Driver on openSUSE |
> A.O.A.W.B…O’ (http://tinyurl.com/4x3f9wu)
For most Realtek drivers, the kernel-firmware package has the right firmware.
That is not necessarily true for the drivers gotten directly from the Realtek
web site such as yours.
The driver for your device appeared is builtin from kernel 3.0 onward. It will
work “out of the box” with openSUSE 12.1.