I have downloaded RC1 and it’s looking good so far. However, I’m having trouble getting networking (wired and wireless) to work. The connection progresses to the ‘IP configuration’ stage, and then it hangs for a minute or two before failing. I don’t have this problem with Kubuntu, but I’m keen to make the switch to opensuse, so any help would be really appreciated.
BTW I am using a D-Link DWA-556 (Atheros 5418) and Gigabit ethernet.
I downloaded the 11.1 RC1 KDE liveCD for x86-64 and am having a similar network problem. I will try to fix it using suggestions on this page. But since network has always worked ‘out of the box’ for me w/ opensuse, including 11.1 beta 5, I suggest some effort be put into sorting this out. Today, not having network access is sort of like not having a computer for many.
I was living the networkmanager nightmare until I upgraded to rc1. In the beta5, I could not get to the internet. Once I upgraded, I had to start networkmanager from the suse menu. That gave me the familiar greyed-out globe.
Right-clicking the globe popped up a box showing my home network at the top. I clicked on the home network and after what seemed like a very long time, it connected and worked as it had in previous releases. In other words, from my viewpoint, they fixed it in rc1. After that first, long, connection process, it connects pretty quickly now.