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pdeman2 05-13-2006 12:20 PM

Wireless worked in 10.0 but not 10.1
 
I just finished installing SUSE 10.1 on my laptop. I am very pleased with most things except for wireless support. In 10.0, my wireless rt2500 worked right out of the box, no configuration required. In 10.1, my card is not even detected. I can manually install the card, but I really appreciated the instant functionality in 10.0. Does anyone know the status of the wireless support in SUSE 10.1?

rjwilmsi 05-13-2006 12:38 PM

My PCI card wasn't picked up in 10.1 either, even though it was in 10.0. I don't know why they dropped these wireless cards.

EclipseAgent 05-13-2006 12:46 PM

I have the same problem with Intel 2100 card (module ipw2100).

I have installed the Firmware, but I need to install ieee80211 and ipw2100 packages, which are failing.

Also I am not sure if my fan is working right.

I think it sounds like it's on.. but once I force it on, I can really hear it.. But I don't know if forcing it on, makes it run at a faster speed then the thermal stuff..

With KDE 3.5.1, I have KDE Extra's installed, but don't have SuperKaramba.... Grrr.. whats up with 10.1 lol

pdeman2 05-13-2006 01:17 PM

I just checked the SUSE 10.1 documentation and it says that the rt2500 chip is supported, but it doesn't seem so.

EclipseAgent 05-13-2006 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdeman2
I just checked the SUSE 10.1 documentation and it says that the rt2500 chip is supported, but it doesn't seem so.


Post your lsmod

and also, do you have it configured in YaST?

pdeman2 05-13-2006 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EclipseAgent
Post your lsmod

and also, do you have it configured in YaST?

Yep, I added a new interface in the network devices module. On the next screen I choose Wireless, PCMCIA, etc. The thing is though, in SUSE 10.0, I didn't have to do that. The interface ra0 was automatically created for my card.

Here is my lsmod:
Code:

Module                  Size  Used by
joydev                12992  0
xt_pkttype              5760  3
ipt_LOG                9856  8
xt_limit                6528  8
snd_pcm_oss            47104  0
snd_mixer_oss          20480  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq                53360  0
snd_seq_device        11916  1 snd_seq
af_packet              28296  2
edd                    12484  0
button                10640  0
battery                13444  0
ac                      8964  0
ip6t_REJECT            8960  3
xt_tcpudp              7040  3
ipt_REJECT              9216  3
xt_state                6016  12
iptable_mangle          6656  0
iptable_nat            11652  0
ip_nat                20268  1 iptable_nat
iptable_filter          6912  1
ip6table_mangle        6272  0
ip_conntrack          49880  3 xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_nat
nfnetlink              10264  2 ip_nat,ip_conntrack
ip_tables              16196  3 iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
ip6table_filter        6656  1
ip6_tables            17604  2 ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
x_tables              16388  10 xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables,ip6_tables
ipv6                  242272  13 ip6t_REJECT
apparmor              53144  0
aamatch_pcre          17408  1 apparmor
loop                  19080  0
dm_mod                57936  0
hw_random              9496  0
pcmcia                39100  0
firmware_class        13952  1 pcmcia
i2c_i801              12044  0
i2c_core              24064  1 i2c_i801
shpchp                44000  0
pci_hotplug            28860  1 shpchp
e100                  37256  0
mii                    9088  1 e100
intel_agp              24988  1
agpgart                33352  1 intel_agp
uhci_hcd              32400  0
usbcore              116612  2 uhci_hcd
yenta_socket          27660  3
rsrc_nonstatic        16384  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            41748  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
snd_intel8x0          34716  1
snd_ac97_codec        87072  1 snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_bus            6144  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                86788  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              25860  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    57092  10 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore              13024  1 snd
snd_page_alloc        13576  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
ide_cd                39840  0
cdrom                  36512  1 ide_cd
parport_pc            39524  1
lp                    15012  0
parport                37192  2 parport_pc,lp
reiserfs              217856  1
fan                    8580  0
thermal                17416  0
processor              31208  1 thermal
piix                  13316  0 [permanent]
ide_disk              19200  3
ide_core              123340  3 ide_cd,piix,ide_disk


RoaCh Of DisCor 05-13-2006 07:58 PM

Are you people reporting these bugs? If not, you definitely should. I'm not sure what's up with the suse developers, but they over-looked quite a few things.

pdeman2 05-13-2006 08:43 PM

I want to confirm that this really is a bug before I report one. Though it's not likely, for all I know, SUSE 10.1 isn't supposed to automatically detect rt2500 chips.

EDIT: I just found out that this is not a bug. Read this thread: http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?showtopic=24740

SUSE uses the SerialMonkey drivers for rt2500 chips, and the only SerialMonkey drivers available right now are beta, so they cut support.

EclipseAgent 05-14-2006 11:52 PM

I was able to install mine, but unlike when I installed 10.0, I had to install the ipw2100 firmware in YaST (in 10.0 it detected my wireless, and installed the needed firmware, but in 10.1 it didn't).

I believe the firmware for you will also need to be installed, so in YaST install the package named: raconfig which includes the rt2500 wireless config editior, and may include the needed firmware.

pdeman2 05-14-2006 11:59 PM

Yep, I got my wireless working a little while ago. The drivers were not included for mine, but as soon as I did install the SerialMonkey driver, configuration was extremely easy.

dukeinlondon 05-15-2006 07:05 PM

Looks like going open for Suse didn't on this occasion translate in thourough testing. Why don't they try doing a Live CD for all this hardware detection/configuration issues before they go RC ?


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