I had a system crash, which I brought on myself, The main result of which was that a couple of log files in /var/log went viral and filled up the root partition. Linux doesn’t work very well that way.
After finding the offenders and fixing that, it seems everything is working OK, except that my Verizon wireless connection has quit working entirely. When I first got it in the store it didn’t immediately work, but I didn’t worry about that. When I got home I hooked the wired network, tried again and was asked to install snmppp something or other. I did and it pretty much set itself up. I don’t remember much except it was very easy and just worked.
Now, I don’t know where to start looking. The notebook is an Asus X54H, the wireless is a USB51L wireless dongle. Operating system is 12.1. Looking in hardware info, the dongle is recognized, but not in YAST Network Settings. in KDE Settings, wireless and mobile broadband are grayed out in network settings.
Any ideas where to start looking?