Are you certain you have all your repositories properly setup? I could understand this error if either:
a. your repositories were not setup properly, or
b. the repository server was down or temporary over taxed because of the mass of people downloading.
If it were me, after quadruple checking my repositories in my package manager, I would then try again many times.
Assume it is not one of the above (and I believe those to be likely causes), then if it were me, and I obtained that error, I would likely download the src file and do an rpm rebuild command (I dont’ have my notes handy so I can’t check/provide the exact syntax). Of course one needs kernel source, kernel-headers, … etc … properly setup.
I have done everything I know how to do, regarding confirmation of the repositories. In fact, none of the repositories were working, after the 11.0 install, so I even removed them all and reinstalled the repositories, after which, all seemed to be working fine. I even installed the repository from the 1-click-install site. I can see the packages in the software list, so am able to check the box to attempt to install, but still get the error. If I attempt to install the specific package from the OpenSUSE 1-click-install website, as an individual package, I still get an error…it will not even install directly.
It’s really a pain, as I’m used to using Mandriva…and two clicks of the mouse and the Atheros wireless just works. I haven’t used OpenSUSE since a couple of versions ago and wasn’t running wireless at the time, but now have all my systems on Atheros wireless, since it’s so easy to do with Mandriva.
Hopefully, someone can figure out what’s wrong with the packages…as I think it must be a package issue.
OpenSuse 11 automatically detects my DWL-G510 after the OS installation however, it does not scan for WiFi networks. To resolve the problem I tried installing madwifi & madwifi-kmp-default using Yast but, it won’t allow installing madwifi-kmp-default due to “nothing provides kernel(vmlinux)” conflict, like some here have experienced. I am stuck with wired internet.
Sorry to read your madwifi is not working, and I sympathsize with your frustration, but after reading your post 3 times, I see no evidence that you tried to adopt a pragmatic approach and checked out the ath5k driver (which is the open driver to replace madwifi) or tried the NDIS wrapper approach. I think some pragmatism is more helpful here.
You can compile it from source or create your own RPM’s using rpmbuild. There are MANY OpenSUSE users out there where this is beyond their capabilities though. The new driver (ath5k) does not work on many Atheros chipsets and the Madwifi rpm’s are out of date and/or incompatible with the latest kernel. So you see, there will be alot of kicking and screaming until it is fixed. I’ll probably create my own rpm’s some day soon. I’ll do a write up then.
Has anyone on this thread tried a simple **
rpmbuild --rebuild /path/to/the-rpm/madwifi-package-name.src.rpm **
…note one needs kernel headers and kernel-source installed for that to work
The man page for rpmbuild says this about the rebuild option: When invoked this way, rpmbuild installs the named source package, and does a prep, compile and install. In addition, --rebuild builds a new binary package. When the build has completed, the build directory is removed (as in --clean) and the the sources and spec file for the package are removed.
oldcpu, tried it on KDE4 and I could not find local networks. I am on KDE 3.59 presently so I will try it again. The other thing is that knetworkmanager is not working presently, so that is adding to the frustration. After we get all the newbies in line to build RPM’s, then we’ll have to explain networking console commands…
OK, I was able to build madwifi rpm’s and bring atheros wireless up on my laptop. It’s a multi-step process, most of which is not intuitive. I’ll post steps later. Links to the rpms also. Check this post.