Do you mind to write a how to for noobs like me who does not know anything about suse?
I have to set this laptop fully functional in three days before leaving city for 3 weeks (means i will gonna lose wired internet).
I have tried many how-to s but seem like i need more basic knowledge
PS : Dont think i am lazy , i just don’t have time and will not have if i cannot get wireless going
MY SYSTEM : Acer Aspire 5520 laptop 3gb DDR2ram AMD64AthlonX2 TK-57 processor NvidiaGeForce7000m “ATHEROS 5007EG WIRELESS”
copy/move it to: /usr/src/packages/SRPMS using filemanager-superuser-mode
Kmenu > System > File Manager > filemanager-superuser-mode
In a terminal as root; that’s:
rpmbuild --rebuild madwifi-r3725+AR5007EG-2.2.src.rpm
(wait until it compiles your rpms without error; look at the last few lines of code.
that will build the rpms and they will be found in /usr/src/packages/RPMS/x86_64. The rpms will match your kernel and system).
rpm -ihv madwifi-r3725+AR5007EG-2.2.x86_64.rpm (if this is the 1st go with madwifi; else use)
rpm -Uhv madwifi-r3725+AR5007EG-2.2.x86_64.rpm (for update/upgrade)
then install the kernel module
rpm -ihv madwifi-kmp-default-r3725+AR5007EG_18.104.22.168_0.1-2.2.x86_64.rpm
(Same as above; except here you need to check your running kernel with "uname -a"
mine come up "default" so that's the kernel module rpm I use).
OK, it’s installed, close out of everything & reboot
When you are back up, go to Yast > Network Devices > Network settings
It should have detected you card; click on it and edit it, meaning
fill in all the blanks & all the tabs in that section with your wireless extensions, WEP, etc
they must match throughout including the router.
BTW, there is an rpm Kwifimanager that will put an active wireless icon in the systray that is handy.
Hi i recently bought a laptop - MSI EX600 and it looks lite it has the same card so i try what you wrote here but when i try to install kmp-default package it gives me an error.
error: Failed dependencies:
ksym(default:ieee80211_dev_kfree_skb) = bae2c6ce is needed by madwifi-kmp-default-r3725+AR5007EG_22.214.171.124_0.1-2.2.i586
ksym(default:ieee80211_input) = be4b42cd is needed by madwifi-kmp-default-r3725+AR5007EG_126.96.36.199_0.1-2.2.i586
ksym(default:ieee80211_note) = 20ad9c80 is needed by madwifi-kmp-default-r3725+AR5007EG_188.8.131.52_0.1-2.2.i586
Can you please give me any advice or tell me what i’m doing wrong?