I'm running OpenSUSE 10.3 (64 bit version) on an acer aspire 5520, and I managed to get everything working except the wireless card and sound card. (kernel version 18.104.22.168-0.1-default)
Problems and what i did so far:
1) Wireless card
Reported by lspci as
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
I tried playing with both madwifi and ndiswrapper modules...
The madwifi modules are present:
# lsmod | grep ath
ath_pci 111664 0
wlan 218648 1 ath_pci
ath_hal 234864 1 ath_pci
But the device doesn't seem to be loaded by the kernel although the device is present:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth22 no wireless extensions.
Same interfaces with an ifconfig -a.
(interesting problem with the ethernet card too, it's driver number increases after every reboot, that's how it got to 22, but it's working fine besides that...)
In yast, it just says it's not connected and "Unable to configure the network card because the kernel device is not present".
Tried adding a new card from there, using the module ath_pci, but it is reported as not connected... (I did select load at boot time and rebooted after)
And with ndiswrapper, dmesg either reports unresolved symbols or that the card didn't respond as expected...
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
- Sound is unmuted (with both kmix and alsamix)
- Modules are loaded (should work with snd_hda_intel)
- have run alsaconf, which ran without any errors... just no sound,...
So... any tips on what I should try next?
Thanks for reading. Any suggestions are welcomed.