Hi all, I have enjoyed the quality of openSUSE for almost a year now and am having a strange issue.
I recently had to move to a wireless network and purchased a GXT digital pro 802.11 ngb wireless card.
It picks up the network I want it to but it gives some strange messages. I had it working very well yesterday but today when I try to boot up I cant get into firefox, very puzzling. I did the sudo /usr/bin/iw… thing and it told me interface does not support scanning. Also it did give me a 70 out of 100 rating on the network I wish to use, but still wont let me surf the web.
Sorry if this is too much but I thought I had this figured out any thoughts on how to get this card running smooothly ?
Hmm ok I tried that but I can’t post it in forums as I am using my WIN7 boot for theis topic.
I noticed the Ethernet adapter was in number 3 and the Wireless was in number 5 and the other Ethernet was in 5.2 near the bottom of the terminal. Also there was no error messages or anything. Any other suggestions ?
On 01/01/2010 07:06 PM, GoldenBoy72 wrote:
> Hmm ok I tried that but I can’t post it in forums as I am using my WIN7
> boot for theis topic.
> I noticed the Ethernet adapter was in number 3 and the Wireless was in
> number 5 and the other Ethernet was in 5.2 near the bottom of the
> terminal. Also there was no error messages or anything. Any other
> suggestions ?
The reason he asked you to post that information is that it lists the PCI IDs,
which is how any OS recognizes the devices. Those numbers you loosely refer to
are the bus numbers, which tell how your computer is organized internally, but
have no significance for determining which driver your device will use.
The only device you need to report are the ones that are not working.
Well then I have gone over the readout and it does appear that I have an unknown wireless device appear in the list.
Also for what it is worth when I entered my network ID under the network area in the /sys/config option in yast my internet worked for a brief second. The it stopped again. Is there anything I can do to make sure suse recognizes my wireless card as the dsl controller ?
AFAICS the best thing you can do is spend some more hours and install openSUSE 11.2 . It has the (almost) latest kernel onboard, and IMHO hardware detection and handling are incredibly good. A fair chance that things will work OOTB.
From your kernel-version I know you’re running 11.1
On 01/02/2010 06:06 AM, GoldenBoy72 wrote:
> Ok thanks man, so which one do I need ? and how do I transfer it over
> from windows 7 ?
> My SUSE version says 184.108.40.206-.2
> Sorry Ive been at this more than a few hours.
Since you stubbornly refused to supply the information that we asked ypou to
provide, and there was no indication that you even read any of the material on
the wireless forum, you are on your own.
Ok sorry friends, but I did actually provide the kernel info and felt he was being rude. :\
On the bright side thank you very much the link to the open suse specific kernels for my Wireless card did the trick Good stuff guys ! Software.openSUSE.org for anyone with opensuse and the GTXDigital pro card.