Hello all. I just installed openSUSE 11.4, kernel 22.214.171.124-1.2-desktop. I don’t know how to properly register my wireless card.
lspci returns: Realtek RTL8188CE
lspci -n returns: 10EC:8176
lspci -v returns:
04:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8195
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 2000 [size=256]
Memory at f0100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 3
Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities:  Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities:  Virtual Channel
Capabilities:  Device Serial Number 01-91-81-fe-ff-4c-e0-00
0.175611] pci 0000:04:00.0: [10ec:8176] type 0 class 0x000280
0.175638] pci 0000:04:00.0: reg 10: [io 0x2000-0x20ff]
0.175682] pci 0000:04:00.0: reg 18: [mem 0xf0100000-0xf0103fff 64bit]
0.175781] pci 0000:04:00.0: supports D1 D2
0.175784] pci 0000:04:00.0: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
0.175793] pci 0000:04:00.0: PME# disabled
dmesg | grep [F,f]irmware returns:
0.139394] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
0.148735] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness
0.161375] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness
7.926592] IBM TrackPoint firmware: 0x0e, buttons: 3/3
9.145931] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: No _BQC method, cannot determine initial brightness
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
According to the HCL here: HCL:Network (Wireless) - openSUSE , my adapter should work “out of the box” with “rtl9182ce from compat-wireless.”
I located this package in Software Manager and installed rtl8192ce and rtl8192ce-firmware. There are some “rtl8192ce-kmp-*” packages here, but I haven’t installed any of them. When I begin to, I’m told that I need to downgrade the kernel to install it.
I then attempted to configure the card manually in Network Settings. This resulted in a controller listed in the Overview tab with no MAC address or anything connected to it. It didn’t seem to be connected to the actual PCI device.
Here are my results of diagnostics recommended in the “Getting Your Wireless to Work” thread:
Yast -> Hardware Information: Under “Network Card” is the listing for Realtek Network controller. There is no “Kernel Driver” line. It is listed as a PCI device, though.
The boot log only mentions firmware with references to the touchpad and display adapter.
iwlist scan says the lo and eth0 interfaces don’t support scanning. I stopped trying to do the network diagnostics after this.
Have any ideas for me to try? Thanks![/size][/size]