Wireless not working, YaST not helping

Hardware: Toshiba A135-S4467 laptop, according to specs has IntelPRO Wireless network connection 3945ABG.

OS: OpenSuSE 11.0, KDE 3.something, new install.

Frustration: Wireless not obvious how to get it working (currently connected through ethernet cable to post this). Wireless worked fine with Ubuntu 7.04 but sound was not functional (sound working fine with SuSE) so not believing the hardware broke during the install.

Found some howto type stuff suggesting to go with Yast → Network Devices → Network Card and so on but when I open YaST all I can see in the gui (under Hardware) is Graphics Card and Monitor, Scanner, TV Card, Joystick, and Sound. I hope I’m just missing something obvious but it is baffling me thus far. I’ve seen that some laptops require madwifi but wanted to see if I’m overlooking the obvious first.

Thanks in advance for any insights.

Still want to get back to SuSE and leave the Ubuntu experience behind me.

Hi
Can you check in YaST -> software and search on iwl-3945 is the
firmware installed. You also need to look under ‘Network Devices’ not
Hardware.


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.11-0.1-default
up 4 days 5:52, 1 user, load average: 0.10, 0.18, 0.12
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12

For some reason the only thing I have in YaST is the Hardware icon in the left portion of the screen. It looks very less populated than the images I’ve seen on the SuSE YaST documentation site.

Still confused…

Thanks for the assist.

Did you install from the live CD? what about if you try the ncurses
version from the cli


sudo /sbin/yast

else try

sudo zypper in -t pattern yast2_basis

The zypper command should install the YaST2 items…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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up 4 days 6:35, 1 user, load average: 0.46, 0.26, 0.20
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12

install was from i386 dvd not live cd.

sudo /sbin/yast gave me an empty terminal-ish window with blue background, no text within.

response to the zypper command follows…

sudo zypper in -t pattern yast2_basics
Building repository ‘openSUSE-11.0-Non-Oss’ cache [done]
Building repository ‘openSUSE-11.0-Oss’ cache [done]
Downloading repository ‘Updates for 11.0’ metadata [done]
Building repository ‘Updates for 11.0’ cache [done]
Reading installed packages…
‘yast2_basics’ not found.
Nothing to do.

again, thanks for the assist.

other item I’m noticing, not sure if it’s significant or not, the yast info page at opensuse shows an image that’s frame titled “YaST Control Center @ opensuse” whereas mine is titled ‘YaST Control Center @ linux-ylpp’

I’ve also noticed that the console opens with a prompt of myname@linux-ylpp:>~

Does this mean something?

Hi
:frowning: dang…
OK, what about the output from;


zypper pt | grep yast
and
rpm -qa |grep yast


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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up 4 days 7:12, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.02
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12

Hi
Yes, that is the temporary hostname until you set it up in the network
part of YaST…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.11-0.1-default
up 4 days 7:20, 2 users, load average: 0.07, 0.06, 0.02
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12

zypper pt |grep yast
| devel_yast | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-11.0-Oss |
| devel_yast | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-DVD 11.0 |
| gnome_yast | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-11.0-Oss |
| gnome_yast | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-DVD 11.0 |
i | kde3_yast | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-11.0-Oss |
i | kde3_yast | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-DVD 11.0 |
| kde4_yast | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-11.0-Oss |
| kde4_yast | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-DVD 11.0 |
| x11_yast | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-11.0-Oss |
| x11_yast | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-DVD 11.0 |
i | yast2_basis | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-11.0-Oss |
i | yast2_basis | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-DVD 11.0 |
i | yast2_install_wf | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-11.0-Oss |
i | yast2_install_wf | 11.0-110.3 | openSUSE-DVD 11.0 |

and…
rpm -qa |grep yast
yast2-libyui-2.16.48-3.1
yast2-hardware-detection-2.16.1-49.1
yast2-storage-2.16.26-0.1
yast2-security-2.16.1-16.1
yast2-kerberos-client-2.16.11-9.1
yast2-network-2.16.48-3.1
yast2-users-2.16.33-6.1
yast2-control-center-qt-2.16.2-11.1
yast2-country-data-2.16.26-6.1
yast2-2.16.71-6.1
yast2-sysconfig-2.16.0-28.1
yast2-vm-2.16.5-7.1
yast2-bootloader-2.16.20-0.1
yast2-backup-2.16.5-7.1
yast2-iscsi-client-2.16.14-6.1
yast2-sudo-2.16.1-27.1
yast2-trans-en_US-2.16.9-1.1
yast2-storage-lib-2.16.26-0.1
yast2-slp-2.16.0-25.1
yast2-transfer-2.16.1-76.1
yast2-ncurses-pkg-2.16.13-4.1
yast2-pkg-bindings-2.16.39-4.1
yast2-x11-2.15.12-15.1
yast2-ldap-2.16.0-52.1
yast2-firewall-2.16.2-25.1
yast2-irda-2.16.1-25.1
yast2-pam-2.16.2-17.1
yast2-update-2.16.10-4.1
yast2-tv-2.16.6-7.1
yast2-samba-client-2.16.9-3.1
yast2-tune-2.16.2-2.1
yast2-add-on-2.16.8-6.1
yast2-ldap-client-2.16.16-6.1
yast2-samba-server-2.16.3-15.1
yast2-printer-2.16.32-3.1
yast2-qt-2.16.53-5.1
yast2-trans-stats-2.15.0-87.1
yast2-core-2.16.51-6.1
yast2-country-2.16.26-6.1
yast2-scanner-2.16.10-13.1
yast2-ntp-client-2.16.9-11.1
yast2-sound-2.16.11-6.1
autoyast2-installation-2.16.18-4.1
yast2-restore-2.16.2-26.1
yast2-packager-2.16.53-3.1
yast2-online-update-2.16.15-6.1
yast2-online-update-frontend-2.16.15-6.1
yast2-mail-2.16.6-2.1
yast2-theme-openSUSE-2.16.38-2.1
yast2-xml-2.16.1-14.1
yast2-ycp-ui-bindings-2.16.47-5.1
yast2-support-2.16.1-6.1
yast2-mouse-2.16.1-26.1
yast2-nfs-client-2.16.1-26.1
yast2-installation-2.16.50-3.1
yast2-registration-2.16.7-4.1
yast2-profile-manager-2.16.1-27.1
yast2-ncurses-2.16.27-8.1
yast2-perl-bindings-2.16.7-14.1
yast2-runlevel-2.16.5-15.1
yast2-apparmor-2.16.4-4.1
yast2-nis-client-2.16.3-6.1
yast2-repair-2.16.12-4.1
yast2-metapackage-handler-0.8.5-16.1
yast2-inetd-2.16.0-27.1
yast2-control-center-2.16.2-11.1
yast2-qt-pkg-2.16.46-4.1

hope this helps and thanks, once again, for the timely assistance

thanks for the information, always like to learn something along the way.

Hi
Hmmmm, ok lets try this;


sudo zypper ref
sudo zypper lu

Are there any updates?

Also can we see the output of;


sudo zypper in yast2-network


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.11-0.1-default
up 4 days 7:57, 2 users, load average: 0.31, 0.25, 0.25
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12

thanks for chiming in…

sudo zypper ref
Repository ‘openSUSE-11.0-Non-Oss’ is up to date.
Repository ‘openSUSE-11.0-Oss’ is up to date.
Repository ‘Updates for 11.0’ is up to date.
All repositories have been refreshed.

sudo zypper lu
Reading installed packages…
Patches

Warning: These are only the updates affecting the updater itself.
Other updates are available too.

Repository | Name | Version | Category | Status
-----------------±------------------±--------±------------±------
Updates for 11.0 | PackageKit | 139 | recommended | Needed
Updates for 11.0 | libzypp | 53 | recommended | Needed
Updates for 11.0 | yast2-ncurses-pkg | 83 | recommended | Needed
Updates for 11.0 | zypper | 114 | recommended | Needed

and finally…
sudo zypper in yast2-network
Reading installed packages…
‘yast2-network’ is already installed.
Nothing to do.

appreciate the help!

Hi
You need to update… run with the up command to update;


sudo zypper up
sudo zypper ref
(there may be more updates... as zypper has been updated, after the lu
run the up)
sudo rug lu

If there is a ‘software’ section in the YaST GUI, find the network one
in there and try an update…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.11-0.1-default
up 0:25, 1 user, load average: 0.01, 0.09, 0.29
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12

This may be silly, but have you tried ndiswrapper? Apparently it’s been integrated into the rpm environment with a gui and everything…
Just a thought,
Patti

Hi
Not silly at all :slight_smile: The problem is that neither version of YaST is
working and the OP cannot configure his network card or install the
firmware to make it work :slight_smile:

Might I suggest to the OP that you start a new thread in I guess
applications (or request to an admin that it gets moved? ) Anyways
until I think you get YaST working and then when it’s an actual
wireless problem you move back here.


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel 2.6.25.11-0.1-default
up 2:23, 1 user, load average: 0.12, 0.20, 0.20
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12

Malcolm,

thanks again for the help. Updated zypper and the ref command shows everything up to date. Was unable to get your last command to work “sudo rug lu” it came back with a command not found.

YaST is still not showing more than the hardware options, I started a new thread under install/boot about that issue, wasn’t really sure where to put it. I agree with your assessment that the wireless problem is a symptom of the real problem with YaST.

Malcolm,

appreciate you monitoring this through the various threads and helping me find a solution (I hope). I’ve got YaST functional now (see other thread for explanation) and will check the wireless next, just happy to be past the first hurdle.