My Atheros AR 9285 wireless LAN worked with ubuntu 11.04, but not with Opensuse 11.4.
Googling about, apparently this card was fine with Opensuse 11.2 (and I saw it present on 11.3 before upgrading to 11.4). I found several other users at another forum also finding it had become non-operational after upgrading to OpenSuse 11.4. Wireless functions not enabled at all.
One blog post suggested it was a problem with a software switch that is blocking access to it? I ran
as recommended to show if the software block was on (and it is), so then ran
I believe I saw the card come up briefly but could not confirm for sure, or repeat later (after failing to connect/configure).
Does anyone one know what the story is on this? And how to get the card up on 11.4. It is not even clear to me if this has to be done on Knetwork manager or with YAST?
I'm using KDE 4 desktop and the laptop is a dell inspiron 14R, core i3
Thanks in advance.