also gave up on Network Manager and changed to wpa_supplicant. Wpa_supplicant and wpa_supplicant_gui are available as packages on the SuSE 10.3 DVD, Network Manager has to be disabled for the purpose (go yast -> network devices -> network card -> global options, change from Network Manager to ifup/ifdown).
I installed these and configured my network as follows: Contrary to most tutorials the wpa_supplicant configuration goes to /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf instead of /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf on my SuSE 10.3 machine.
My /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf works and looks like this:
Also, the system needs to be told to use wpa_supplicant by changing /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth1 (or similar) as follows:
NAME='Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection'
Eventually, I had to modify the way SuSE 10.3 configures a network during startup. To do so I changed every line that reads "ifup $INTERFACE -o dhcp" to "ifup $INTERFACE -o dhcpd" in /etc/sysconfig/network/scripts/dhcpcd-hook (please note the "d" at the end).
After having rebooted my computer it came up with the right configuration straight away.
Originally Posted by The GNUinator
Fixed it myself! The fix is to turn off NetworkManager
and go back to the traditional ifup and ifdown scripts
that I'm familiar with from pervious versions. Installation
is on a ThinkPad T30 with a 10/100 ethernet card on the planar
(that's IBMspeak for the motherboard) and a minipci Orinoco
gold 802.11b wireless card as eth1. I put eth1 as a required
device at boot --- now sure enough dhclient starts right up
on boot the way it did in previous versions. Now, if there
is a wireless connection Firefox starts in online mode and
Konqueror is able to connect to the Internet.
I'm posting this in case it helps someone else.
Sacramento / Fort Collins