Abstract: My wireless connection fails to start in 11.1
I am new to Linux, so excuse my verbose posting.
I have a HP Pavilion ZD7000 laptop, dual booting XP and
OpenSuse 11.1. This is a 32-bit machine with 2GB memory.
My wireless card is a PCMCIA D-Link DWL-G650. Previously I had
Suse 10.0 installed here which worked perfectly with this card.
The XP also works fine with this card, but when I installed
OpenSuse 11.1, it wasn’t working.
After reading several posts, I decided to follow the
steps described in :
Atheros madwifi - openSUSE
Here, I used one of the methods advocated there, namely,
“Compiling it yourself using the resources”,
which basically says :
download drivers from MadWiFi, unpack, make, make install
After this, the card seemed to work, I was able to hop on to the
internet. But, after a reboot, the card was not working again.
After several experiments, this is what I do now :
start YaST -> NetworkDevices -> NetworkSettings and step
through the ‘edit’ pages of the wireless card. I don’t edit
anything but just press the ‘Next’ button and finally
the ‘OK’ button. YaST goes through its motions and when it is
done, I have the Internet connection again.
So, my question is : Is there anything that I can set in any
config file so that I don’t have to go through this
routine every time I boot.
I would appreciate any guidance on this. Thanks