I am in the process of transferring my two recently built desktops onto linux .Both have operated pretty well with xp pro,
and the one I’m using to make this post I put onto Fedora 9 without a hitch ,just needed to know which wireless network and
have a wep key and off it went-magic!.
However on the second machine I have installed Suse 11.1 and am
getting well out of my depth trying to get the wireless to work.
Both had new hard drives for their new operating systems I’m not trying to dual boot. The machine running Fedora has a realtek
wireless card ,the machine running Suse has an Atheros card.
I have looked at a number of the posts in the wireless section
including the stickies and so I have included the following info
in this post-
machine AMD triple core phenom cpu
AsRock mobo K10N78-1394
4 gb ram
250 gg western digital hdd
belkin F5D7000 wirelessG desk top card
o.s Suse 126.96.36.199-9-pae
yast-hardware info- Wireless lan --no entry network card Atheros 5007G wireless net work adapter UDI:/org/hal/device/ pci-168-id Terminal lspci -- 01:0a.o Ethernet controller Atheros communications Inc AR 5007G wireless network adapter (rev 01) iwconfig-- lo no wireless extension eth0 no wireless extension dmesg | grep firmware - no response dmesg- ACPI -warning (tbutils-027): incorrect checksum in tables [OEMB]-61 should be 58 eth0 no link during initialization end-request:I/O error ,dev fdo sector 0 In my attempts to get this machine on line I have read read up on mad wifi,and ndiswrapper,but have also read that this should not be required as this version of Suse should be good to go with its own Ath9k driver. As mentioned earlier I am well out of my depth here but I have read that ACPI errors of the type shown above may indicate the ACPI is not recognising the wireless card and the work around is to turn it off in the bios.I should also mention the the wireless card shows up in Yast but as not configured ,and as the machine has not yet been online Iam constantly being reminded that it has not been updated. Any light anyone would care to throw on this would be most illuminating cos its real dark at present. Cheers::P