About a week ago I installed openSUSE 11.0. Really happy with it. The only thing I’m not happy about is the new NetworkManager version.
I’ve always used NetworkManager version 0.6.5 and KNetworkManager 0.2.
I believe I’m now using version 0.7.0 and 0.7.0.
I’m having problems connecting to wireless networks. It doesn’t see any networks half the time, and when it does, I sometimes have to try and try and try before it connects.
I’ve tried to downgrade to the versions I had, but several combinations gave several problems:
NetworkManager 0.6.5 and KNetworkManager 0.2: KNetworkManager tells me NetworkManager isn’t running, and I can’t get it running.
NetworkManager 0.7.0 and KNetworkManager 0.2: KNetworkManager tells me that there are no network devices.
Is this a NetworkManager problem or a KNetworkManager problem?
Why can’t KNetworkManager 0.2 find any network devices?
i would like to see a new / better / stable / secure / un-buggy piece of software.
as for your problem, go to yast as do it manually. at least its stable this way. also add the packman repository and seatch for “wireless”. you should find a few tools that runs in the tray showing u your signal strenth.
hope this helps (and that the hang who-ever was responsible networkmanager)
I don’t think network-manager is causing your network problems, it is simply a GUI frontend.
I had a similar problem using ndiswrapper under 10.3, sometimes the driver just refused to load on boot. Version 11 fixed that problem for my Broadcom 4312v2 and now I use the “fwcutter” driver instead of ndiswrapper.
My wireless now works perfectly on every boot :).
You would be better off checking your wireless driver especially if you are using ndiswrapper, or even your wireless router as it might be giving a problem.
You don’t have to use it either, you can switch to the traditional “ifup” method through Yast2 network. Or try another one as already suggested.
And suggesting hanging a person for doing unpaid work to give you a free piece of software seems a little unbalanced!
i also use ndiswrapper, its not the problem. i use networkmanager on pc with intel (drivers inclueded in opensuse) and have the same problem. problem exists on wlan and rj45. crashed even on server. someone needs to log in before netw-manager would connect.
i run a datacenter in our headoffice, im not new to this issue. issue is networkmanager.
to prove it: set it up in yast, without networkmanager and EVERYTHING works after that.