I have just installed OpenSuse 11.0 on my Acer Travelmate 3010 laptop
I don’t know how to make wireless and sound work…
Can anyone help me? I’m kind of a novice in this field (read: please give me instructions like you’d do with a 9 yrs old rotfl!)
Thanks in advance
It may prove out to be a long-term project. You begin by poking around your new system, checking out the programs available from the menus, learning the basics of the command line… When you learn those basics, you are capable of finding YaST, or SAX2, or KInfoCenter… which gives you the basic tools to identify your hardware. When you identify your sound and wireless chips, you hop on the Internet and start looking for solutions. You check out the forums. Then you discover that different chipsets are catered by completely different drivers/programs. Then you realize there’s no universal solution. That’s when you begin to understand why there’s no “quick way” to liGNUx…
Hi & welcome!
ipw3945 is well supported and you should be able to use YaST > Network Devices to get the wifi setup.
One thing I would recommend is that you get a wired connection first and run all the available updates through YaST > Online Update.
Which desktop environment have you installed? GNOME, KDE 3.5 or 4.0 or other?
Hi, thanks both of you
I have GNOME
I’ll try putting my hands on YaST, as you suggested, and get back to let you guys know how it went
a very common problem: People totally forget they have a switch to turn WiFi on/off. Keep that in mind
I have a button which usually flashes an orange light when it works, but now it doesnt do anything when I push it>:(
On 11/01/2008 adiaphora82 wrote:
> I have a button which usually flashes an orange light when it works,
> but now it doesnt do anything when I push it>:(
Lights don’t count
Open a console, become root and
tail -f /var/log/messages
Now press the button and see if the OS notices.
I really dunno how, but I managed to make it work lol!
Strange thing though: every time I turn the computer on I have to configurate the network through YaST to make it work again
(not from scratch, the fields are already filled in, but I have to pass through the process every time)
Is that normal?
Also, about the lights: the reason I asked is that the blue button (bluetooth) functions perfectly and flashes when it’s on
The orange button, on the other hand, never flashes(even though now wireless works)
BTW thanks again to all those who answered me
Can you tell how you configured your network thru Yast?
There should be an option on one of the pages in YaST about “Starting the network connection: manually/at boot/never” or something. Do you have that turned on (i.e. “at boot, with network manager”)?
On 11/04/2008 adiaphora82 wrote:
> Strange thing though: every time I turn the computer on I have to
> configurate the network through YaST to make it work again (not from
> scratch, the fields are already filled in, but I have to pass through
> the process every time) Is that normal?
No. Ethernet and WLAN?
You have to decide if you want to use the traditional ifup method (fine for a desktop PC which has a static network connection) or the Networkmanager (for roaming machines like latops). If you use Networkmanager, you shouldn’t configure anything in Yast, except for enabling DHCP. All the other configuration should be done through the Networkmanager applet.
> Also, about the lights: the
> reason I asked is that the blue button (bluetooth) functions
> perfectly and flashes when it’s on The orange button, on the other
> hand, never flashes(even though now wireless works)
It’s a network driver issue.