Installed opensuse 11.4 and wireless network started automatically.
Then I changed the name of the computer in YAST, and restarted. Now I cannot get NM to start automatically at boot. The red X shows up on the panel app Network Management and settings buttons do not activate the wireless device.
I have to start NetworkManager from the command line. After about 30 seconds the wireless hardware symbol turns on and then I can connect to the network.
HP Pavilion Dv7
opensuse 11.4 64bit AMD
RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
/etc/sysconfig shows NetworkManager=yes
Service is configured to start on level 3 and level 5.
I’m not openSusing at the moment, so bear with me. In /etc/ there should be some rc files or an rc.d, search around in them and try to figure out which services (Daemons) are starting up on boot. I’m wondering if your network is trying to start before dbus.
Then, also in /etc/, look for a host or hosts file. I’m wondering if there is a bug in Yast that doesn’t properly reset the hostname in the network host file since after changing it you had network problems.
The 30 seconds you are suffering is your network timeout setting I bet.
Good idea, but I installed from the KDE live CD.
I tried switching to the other NetworkManager and no joy.
I switched back to plasmoid-networkmanager (resolved dependency) and still the same problem.
The workaround is to start NetworkManger from the command line as root and the network comes up immediately.
It seems lame to have to start my wifi from the command line every time.
> Good idea, but I installed from the KDE live CD.
> I tried switching to the other NetworkManager and no joy.
> I switched back to plasmoid-networkmanager (resolved dependency) and
> still the same problem.
> The workaround is to start NetworkManger from the command line as root
> and the network comes up immediately.
> It seems lame to have to start my wifi from the command line every
I had a similar problem.
When set to tradiotional Network Setup Method in YasT, have a look under
Network Settings -> Overview Tab
and chose edit the Network controller for you wireless card and look under
the “General” tab.
In my case this was not set to start the device at boot but rather at “On
NFSroot” for some reason.
Changed that to on boot, switched over to networkmanager control and it has
worked ever since.
I reinstalled openSUSE and tried the solution below. Switched off Networkmanager, made the change – network device start up “on boot” rather than “on NFSroot”. Cumbersome, but it seems to work. Let’s hope the next release doesn’t have a awkward setting like this.