I have a problem with Atheros WLAN drivers with OpenSUSE 11.0 64 bit that is installed on a Acer Aspire 4530 with AMD - Athlon X2 64 bit processor.
The installation of OpenSUSE 11.0 64 bit kept hanging and I got around the problem by mentioning “brokenmodules=ath5k” in the boot options. This adds ath5k (the openSUSE default for atheros WLAN) in the blacklist file of modprobe.d.
Now, the system works fine without WLAN and connects to network through wired ethernet. However, system hangs when I open “Network Settings” (hangs at a point when it tries recognizing hardware). Hence I am not able to make any changes to the network settings.
I googled this issue and found one suggestion to install madwifi (ath_pci) package to enable WLAN. When I did this and rebooted the system, there was a kernel panic and the system wouldn’t boot. I had to load the install CD and delete the madwifi package (through upgrade installation) to recover the system back.
Could someone help me in solving this issue of Atheros WLAN drivers for OpenSUSE 11.0 64 bit?