Networking and Wireless questions

Hi all I don’t know a lot about Linux but I’m trying to learn.
I installed openSUSE 11.1 on my laptop. I don’t have a integrated 10/100 or wireless I use USB adapter for both. openSUSE sees both of them at start up. yet during the install and after the os is installed openSUSE will not connect to the INTERNET. I’m under the impression if the device is seen at start up that the drives is working? I’m I right to thank this. Its not just listing the device, it would say some thing like unknown device found or some thing to that affect. So aside from that If I get the device working how do I get my wireless connection working. I cant seem to find a list of available networks to log on to. IT just asked for the type of security and the password, should it not ask for the network and then the pass word lol?

I thank i should have posted this in the networking/Internet

raven warsong wrote:
> I thank i should have posted this in the networking/Internet

No, it should have been in networking/Internet/wireless.


You want to learn? That’s goooood. :slight_smile:

Let’s see if your device has been identified correctly. For that open a console, make yourself root and type:


There should be a line like this

Bus 005 Device 006: ID 058f:6362 Alcor Micro Corp.

for your device. The name is the vendors name. If it is not than the device is not identified at all. If it is type:

lsusb -vs [number of the device]

and post the result here. Yes, the whole result. :wink: Number of the device is the number after Device in the first result. So in my case it would be 6.