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Old 04-17-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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SuSE 12.1 - network & printer problems


Hello,

I just installed openSUSE 12.1 - KDE desktop version. I'm not connected to internet from Linux and my printer is not detected. I've dual OS. The other one is Windows XP SP3. I have internet on my Windows and also my printer is working fine on Windows. I'm totally new to Linux, so any help will be appreciated! Thanks.

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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You statement of your problems are a bit too vague to be able to answer.

1) What kind of computer are you using: notebook, laptop, desktop?

2) What kind of internet connection are you using: dialup, ethernet, cable, wireless?

3) What kind of printer are you using?

With regard to all three of the above, look in /usr/share for the openSuse documentation. There should be enough information there for you to be able to set up your internet and your printer.

PS: If your sig LSU means what I think it means, Geaux Tigers. I live in Illinois now, mais je vien de l'etat de la Louisianne (la Ville Platte). If you don't understand the last part, Google translate should be able to help.
 
Old 04-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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Yes sir, Geaux LSU Tigers! Actually, I've a Dell Dimension E310 desktop and my printer is Dell AIO 924 Inkjet color printer.. I'll try to lookup at the link that you posted.. Thanks!
 
Old 04-19-2012, 05:05 AM   #4
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What I found on google is that this printer does not support linux with some few exceptions.
Have a look at these links for more details -
http://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Printers#Photo_924
http://support.dell.com/support/topi...&isLegacy=true
 
Old 04-19-2012, 01:40 PM   #5
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hmm.. that's interesting! Thanks ^^ for the response though! I'm still trying to figure out how to configure my wireless internet on Linux. I went to YaST > Network Settings > configured the my home wireless router (typed in my IP address and wireless password and everything.. still it says Internet is not connected!! I've a NetGear router, LinkSys modem, a PCI wireless card installed into my desktop. My internet works perfectly fine if I boot the desktop using Windows! Any suggestions??

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Old 04-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #6
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The Broadcom wireless card requires a especial driver in Linux what wireless card do you have?
If your card is a Broadcom you can connect to the internet while you are hard wired to a router from your computer and then install all the necessary drivers.

To find out what wireless card you have open up a terminal and type lspci then hit enter.
Post here your output and hopefully somebody will suggest something for you.
 
Old 04-19-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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This is the wireless card that I have:
"Cisco-Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI Adapter"
http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-.../dp/B000085BD8
 
Old 04-19-2012, 04:33 PM   #8
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It will require some tweaking for you to get wirelessly connected in Linux, however it is possible. Starting by reading a little bit what they have in this site.
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Devices/PCI

Look for the model you have.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #9
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I tried "/sbin/lspci -vnn -d 14e4:" command on the terminal (as suggested by http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43), but it lists everything other than the "14e4:xxxx" PCI-ID codes (PCI model). So, I haven't still figured out how to proceed. Any suggestions?? Again, the Linux version I've is openSUSE 12.1. Thanks.
 
Old 04-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #10
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Any suggestions?

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Old 04-23-2012, 12:50 AM   #11
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