Installed opensuse 11.0 in an old (PIII 700MHz) machine (ran OK suse 10.3
and previous, too) with a linksys wifi card (using ndiswrapper +
The card connects OK to the net, one can surf with not problems.
The problem started when I tried to ssh into the machine and it would not
respond to ssh or to ping. (there is nothing printed on screen until I hit
I have the correct entries in host.allow and in the Trusted_nets part of
susefirewall2 files (which worked in suse 10.3).
I have rebooted, re-written those config files many times and nothing, I
just cannot ping it (but I can ping from it other machines, so the network
I went to Yast>System>Runlevels and disabled and immediately enabled the
SuSEfirewall_setup service and this allowed ping to the machine, etc.
but after rebooting the problem pops again. :-/
I then tried:
SuSEfirewall2: /var/lock/SuSEfirewall2.booting exists which means system
boot in progress, exit.
but this was several minutes after the boot (?).
If I tried:
Starting Firewall Initialization (phase 2 of 2) done
the problem is cured again until a reboot.
I wonder if the networkmanager connects to the router too late (when the
user desktop is up) and this interferes with the phase 2 setup of the
Or perhaps something is missing in the starting scripts?
Many thanks for any suggestions.