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Old 01-01-2010, 09:33 AM   #1
isg91xf
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Irregular behavior of KNetworkManager (0.1) under OpenSUSE 10.2


Mine is a Windows XP/OpenSUSE (10.2) dual-boot system.

While booting to OpenSUSE, KNetworkManager does not easily "grab"
the free wireless available networks.

In the "configuring stage", often stalls at the 28% level.

It runs a ndiswrapper for an USB by Linksys, originally developed
for use in the Windows XP world, found in SourceForge,
version 1.55; latest, as of 12/30/2009; wrapper for rt2870.

How do I upgrade KNetworkManager, ONLY ??
How do I install a linux driver for the rt2870 ??

I have:

KNetworkManager, version 0.1
KDE 3.5.5 "release 45"

Thanks a lot for your help.

isg91xf
 
Old 01-01-2010, 09:36 AM   #2
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Upgrade to a more recent Linux distro
 
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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Not any more...

There are apparently no repositories for any openSUSE distribution earlier than openSUSE 11.0. Norvell only maintains them for the current and the two previous versions. This causes problems when having to upgrade a package or dependencies.

You might try an RPM search for the particular packages you need here, but there is no guarantee of finding what you need for a solution.

http://rpm.pbone.net/

Would openSUSE 11.2 as a fresh installation be an acceptable alternative solution?
 
Old 01-02-2010, 08:18 AM   #4
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Thanks !!. Any recommendation, for small laptops ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by amani View Post
Upgrade to a more recent Linux distro
Answering my inquiry is much appreciated

My box is "bounded" by:
80GB Hard disk.
256 MBytes RAM.
Processor (CPU): Celeron (Mendocino)
Speed: 465.63 MHz

Is there a distro favorite of yours ?

Again, thanks a lot.

isg91xf
 
Old 01-02-2010, 09:14 AM   #5
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Thanks !!. Any recommendation, for small laptops ?

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Not any more...

There are apparently no repositories for any openSUSE distribution earlier than openSUSE 11.0. Norvell only maintains them for the current and the two previous versions. This causes problems when having to upgrade a package or dependencies.

You might try an RPM search for the particular packages you need here, but there is no guarantee of finding what you need for a solution.

http://rpm.pbone.net/

Would openSUSE 11.2 as a fresh installation be an acceptable alternative solution?
Thanks thorkelljarl for what seems to confirm a hunch.

Indeed, jumping to OpenSUSE 11.2 would be ideal. For that I need
to make my current OpenSUSE (10.2) to be able to see an external
USB DVD(ROM) drive, first.

UNLESS, 11.2 can be found in CD form.
It is only published in DVD format, (as far as I know).

Doable ? yes.

Trivial ? not quite.

Obstacles are:

A 80 GB hard disk (about 75% for linux)
Processor (CPU): Celeron (Mendocino)
Speed: 465.63 MHz

Again, thanks for your reply to my post !!

Last edited by isg91xf; 01-02-2010 at 09:20 AM. Reason: A typo ! "yo" <--- [sic] should have ben "to"
 
Old 01-02-2010, 10:18 AM   #6
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If you think well of SUSE...

You should be able to use the installation DVD of openSUSE 11.2 to install 11.2 with the Xfce or the LXDE desktop. A full KDE or Gnome desktop starting with a live-cd installation may not be practicable, although you might be able to do a net installation.

You might also be able to use a newer linux live-cd for any procedures that your present installation will not accomplish.

http://software.opensuse.org/112/en

There is a live openSUSE 11.2 with LXDE here.

http://wiki.dennyhalim.com/opensuse-minimal-desktop

You could start with that as an installed system and modify it as you need.

Of course what you need is to open your system,look at the memory slots and the size of the memory sticks, and try to scrounge more memory.

Trying to upgrade across so many versions numbers is not recommended. You would need a fresh installation.

Luck and Backup

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 01-02-2010 at 10:36 AM.
 
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:15 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by isg91xf View Post
Answering my inquiry is much appreciated

My box is "bounded" by:
80GB Hard disk.
256 MBytes RAM.
Processor (CPU): Celeron (Mendocino)
Speed: 465.63 MHz

Is there a distro favorite of yours ?

Again, thanks a lot.

isg91xf
Go in for a suitable Vector Linux or Xubuntu.

But Vector will be better. If you can put in a pci graphics card, the performance will be even better.
 
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:12 AM   #8
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Creative ways are the way. Re: Thanks !!. Any recommendation, for small laptops ?

Quote:
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Go in for a suitable Vector Linux or Xubuntu.

But Vector will be better. If you can put in a pci graphics card, the performance will be even better.
Thanks amani.

Creativity in a thigh system like my small laptop is, well, a must.

It took over three days to download five images using Firefox 2,
from Windows XP; wireless'speed: about 54Mbps.

CD RW burning took about three hours.

Furthermore, full installation of OpenSuSE (10.2) (for software development) had to be done in over 10 hours.

Those perfomance advantages make Vector Linux (or Xubuntu)
quite worth pondering, should another distro be contemplated
for my needs.

Again, the replies to my post regarding knetworkmanager,
by EVERYBODY, have been a learning experience in itself !!

Be safe you all !!

I will keep visiting these grounds . . . .

isg91xf

Last edited by isg91xf; 01-06-2010 at 11:19 AM. Reason: I forgot to mention speed !
 
  


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