Hey all, I’m fairly to openSuSE and Linux and general and I need to know how to manually install a driver for my network adapter.
I’ll give you all the background for the situation and see if anybody has any advice for me:
I just recently installed openSuSE 11.0 on my desktop (dual booting w/ Vista), and can’t seem to get any internet connection. After checking out the Network information in yast, it gave me the message:
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.
I went ahead and found out that my network adapter on this machine was: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller
And in some other thread somebody had mentioned that the driver isn’t in the kernel used by OpenSuSE 11 …so
So I went ahead and downloaded the xp 64 bit driver and followed the steps for the ndiswrapper and I’m not sure what to do next.
It mentions something along the lines of “All being well, you can now proceed to configure the wireless device in Yast for Internet and LAN access.” but I’m not seeing any changes in yast.
Just for reference, I downloaded this file-
unzipped it and just took the Windows XP 64 bit folder out ( I’m assuming thats what I was supposed to do as I didnt seem to run into any of the issues they mentioned in that article)
One thing I wanted to check here, before I keep going at it…is that a lot of this article is talking about enabling a wireless card (which I don’t care about right now, I’m just trying to get the eth0 working)…does this matter?
Also I’ve followed all the instructions that I think apply to me on that page and still no luck…
When I try going through to configure the network card through yast using the module ndiswrapper, it doesn’t seem to recognize anything.
…I suppose I’ll go into more detail when I work on it more tomorrow. It’s late now though
Edit: I’m wondering if maybe I’ve got the wrong driver installed. Is there a way to remove previous drivers installed with ndiswrapper if they end up being useless?