First a warning that I’m so clueless it hurts. Initially I entered the Linux world as a solution to my blue screening Alienware Aurora desktop (which later fried anyway ironically enough). I decided to give up on Windows for everyday use cause you can’t strangle an operating system. My first and there after Linux experiences have been fantastic. Internet works without prompting through various distributions of Ubuntu, Mint, and KDE with the exception of enlightenment.
But now I come to openSUSE 11.4 and as my title suggests I’m having a hard time connecting to the internet. I’ve got a wireless card and router and all that jazz but I can’t even select the options for wired or wireless connections under Network Connections in the Network Management Settings. Everything is greyed out except for VPN. I even have the desktop wired to the router and it still is not giving me any indication that it will connect.
I’m wary of trying to enter ip addresses and things of the like because I honestly don’t know what i’m doing here.
My router is a Netgear N150 Wireless WNR1000 and in the Kinfocenter under Device Viewer I found my wireless card to be a RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11 g PCI and my wired device thingy to be an Intel 82540EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
If there’s any more information you guys need from me, hints as to where to find said information would be greatly appreciated.
PS: I have looked through the forum and I’m honestly not sure if there is a solution in the mix. I get a bit lost when they start talking about terminal code. I can make the cow moo and install applications and stuff but I don’t know really anything about terminal beyond that.