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Old 10-08-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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Cannot Access YAST in openSUSE 11.0


I just installed openSUSE 11.0 and am not able to access YAST. Everytime I click on YAST from the "Start menu", the YAST icon (wrench) appears and bounces by my mouse cursor. However, this is as far as I get. I am not able to access YAST using my root account either.

Once I get into YAST, how do I go about configuring/enabling a Linksys 54G Wireless PCI card (WMP54G)?
 
Old 10-09-2008, 01:14 AM   #2
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Open a console, type in yast (or yast2, not sure right now) and look for any errors displayed there...

Normally the entries in YAST are self-explanatory. Come back when you have a more palpable (and answerable) question and we'll try from there.
 
Old 10-09-2008, 04:03 AM   #3
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I just installed openSUSE 11.0 and am not able to access YAST. Everytime I click on YAST from the "Start menu", the YAST icon (wrench) appears and bounces by my mouse cursor. However, this is as far as I get. I am not able to access YAST using my root account either.

Once I get into YAST, how do I go about configuring/enabling a Linksys 54G Wireless PCI card (WMP54G)?
You also can try to reinstall yast using zypper.
See man zypper and zypper help
 
Old 10-13-2008, 09:01 PM   #4
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I was able to run yast and yast2 via the konsole and it went into a text-style mode of yast. However, I cannot access yast nor yast2 using the applications menu or ALT+F2 combination.

I also tried using zypper to (re)install yast and received an error indicating that a particular opensuse URL could not be contacted (since the original problem was to get the wireless network card to work).

Below is my output from the konsole:

Code:
linux-wwz3:~ # ifconfig
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:1050 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1050 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:80976 (79.0 Kb)  TX bytes:80976 (79.0 Kb)

linux-wwz3:~ # iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wmaster0  no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:""
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Tx-Power=0 dBm
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B
          Encryption key:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

linux-wwz3:~ #
 
Old 10-14-2008, 03:09 AM   #5
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Did you install a windows driver in ndiswrapper? If so did you blacklist the other drivers. What I read is your card has a broadcom chipset. Here is what I went through to install one.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...search-674226/

Checkout the last post.
 
Old 10-14-2008, 12:19 PM   #6
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Thanx for the information. This is the same way that I used to do it back in the SuSE 9.2 days, and am happy doing it this way because it is familar. I was hoping for a little more automation with 11.0. Here are the questions that I have:

(1) Why does YAST not work in the GUI environment (only a text version can be called using Konsole)?

(2) Does openSUSE 11.0 support the automated discovery/configuration of some wireless cards so that they work immediately after the O/S is installed?
 
Old 10-14-2008, 05:57 PM   #7
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(1) Why does YAST not work in the GUI environment (only a text version can be called using Konsole)?
Something got borked during the install. If you can't reinstall/upgrade YaST, can you do a reinstall of openSUSE?

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(2) Does openSUSE 11.0 support the automated discovery/configuration of some wireless cards so that they work immediately after the O/S is installed?
Yes. It depends on which wireless chipset is used. During the second portion of the install, you have the opportunity to configure your wireless card if it is detected.
 
Old 10-16-2008, 11:21 AM   #8
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...Why does YAST not work in the GUI environment (only a text version can be called using Konsole)?...
Try yast2 as root from a console in KDE (as opposed to console on <CTRL><ALT><F3>).
 
Old 10-19-2008, 02:22 PM   #9
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I suppose the best route to take would be to reinstall openSUSE 11.0. I have tried to type in "yast" and "yast2" in the Konsole and continue to get the text versions of YAST (even as root). Thanx for all of your input into this thread.
 
Old 10-20-2008, 01:23 AM   #10
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Somewhere on your machine is a yast(2?).conf(ig?), probably in /etc. You might try to read it to see whether there is some switch which prevents yast from coming up in graphical mode.
 
  


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