I have installed SuSE-11.1 on an ASUS Eee Box PC (205) and almost everything appears to work fine. So far so good. The Box has an integrated WLan which is using a ndiswrapper driver.
lspci | grep Network 03:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2860
dmesg | grep -E '(ndiswrapper|wlan)' | sed -e '/^SFW2/d' ndiswrapper version 1.53 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=no) ndiswrapper: driver rt2860 (Ralink Technology, Corp.,11/15/2007, 1.01.00.0000) loaded ndiswrapper 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17 ndiswrapper 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64 ndiswrapper: using IRQ 17 wlan0: ethernet device 00:15:af:dc:6a:20 using serialized NDIS driver: rt2860, version: 0x0, NDIS version: 0x500, vendor: 'IEEE 802.11n Wireless Card.', 1814:0781.5.conf wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
The problem is:
top shows that a process named ntos_wq is eating continuously a few percent of the cpu cycles:
973 root 15 -5 0 0 0 R 4 0.0 39:54.08 ntos_wq
This happens even when the WLan is not in use. ntos_wq is ndiswrapper. Is this a bug or a feature or a stupid installation error of me?