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Old 01-01-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
Superpapi
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Opensuse 11.1


Happy New Year for all of you,

I have no linux knowledge at all.
I have installed, without any problem, Opensuse but didn't succeed to activate the WiFi and Bluetooth protocols that work fine with Windows.
What can I do to fix that problem?

Thanks a lot and have a great day.

Superpapi
 
Old 01-01-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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The first step is to find out what type of computer you are using and what type of wifi card you have.

Second please be patient and tell us if you do not understand the posts. (directions)
 
Old 01-01-2009, 02:25 PM   #3
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For wireless, run "/sbin/lspci -v" in a terminal and post the resulting entry for your wifi card. The controller of the card will determine how to proceed. You could also try running the yast2 network wizard. If it detects your card, and if a native driver exists that could make setting it up easier.

YaST2 also has a hardware information wizard. You could use that to gather information about your bluetooth and wireless. YaST2 -> Hardware -> Hardware Information.

For bluetooth, there are some programs for kde and gnome. Look in the YaST2 package manager. Select Description and search for bluetooth.

There may be a YaST module for configuring the obex server.

Also check the SuSE installation documentation.

Last edited by jschiwal; 01-01-2009 at 06:25 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 01:55 PM   #4
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OpenSuse 11.1, WiFI, Bluetooth and display problems

Hello,

I thank you very much for your replies and the information you provided. Based on your suggestion you will find here after the information regarding my new Laptop:
1. PC ASUS N10Jseries with a 10.2" WSVGA Display.
2. Network parameters:
AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
3. ASUS Tek Bluetooth device.

Besides the Bluetooth and the WiFi that I didn't succeed to get working I am also facing a problem with the LCD display.
When Opensuse is loading the yellow/green screen that is diplayed occupies the whole display and probably with a 1200x600 resolution mode but at the end when the Desk is displayed the resolution is reduced to a 800x600 SVGA screen resolution leaving a lot of unused space on both sides. Using YaST I selected: Hardware-->Graphic card and Monitor and I tried to change the screen type but unfortunately among the resolutions that can be selected the 1200x600 mode isn't available and of course no WSVGA screen can be selected.

I thank you in advance for your help and patience.

Greetings from the French Riviera
Superpapi
 
Old 01-04-2009, 03:22 PM   #5
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For the screen

You can try to reconfigure your screen by opening a terminal and as root executing the command <sax2 -r>. This resets the X window system. After choosing the procedure for screen, there is a link named expert or other or change or own driver. It is a while since I have done this and I don't recall the details. You should see a list on which you can find a screen with a resolution and refresh rate(usually 60 hz) matching that of your computer.

There is this but the details for 11.1 may be different. http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:X_Server_...igher)#Monitor

You can also set a resolution and rate with the option <--vesa>. See man sax2. and google for the use of this command and option. The vesa option may not take advantage of the full display capabilities of the screen. I don't know what relation setting the resolution this way may have to the later installation of a Nvidia driver. I have never tried this use of sax2.

To be sure of the safety of the settings, you should know what the maximum refresh rate is for a given resolution, and the available resolutions with the graphics chip on the machine, so that even if you can get the screen to work outside its capacity, you don't cause yourself problems latter and destroy anything.

Before saving the the configuration there is a test function allowing further adjustments of the screen. On completion you will be in a terminal and you must restart X with the command <startx>.

Last edited by thorkelljarl; 01-04-2009 at 04:23 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 04:17 PM   #6
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On your wifi it is supposed to have the driver support in Suse 10.3 and newer. Here is an article and if you have any questions I will try and help.

http://hardware4linux.info/component/16309/

Also with this go to YaST and click on network and then see if your card listed and if it is you will need to set it up.

Last edited by Larry Webb; 01-04-2009 at 04:37 PM.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 02:02 AM   #7
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Quote:
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For the screen

You can try to reconfigure your screen by opening a terminal and as root executing the command <sax2 -r>. This resets the X window system. After choosing the procedure for screen, there is a link named expert or other or change or own driver. It is a while since I have done this and I don't recall the details. You should see a list on which you can find a screen with a resolution and refresh rate(usually 60 hz) matching that of your computer.

There is this but the details for 11.1 may be different. http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:X_Server_...igher)#Monitor

You can also set a resolution and rate with the option <--vesa>. See man sax2. and google for the use of this command and option. The vesa option may not take advantage of the full display capabilities of the screen. I don't know what relation setting the resolution this way may have to the later installation of a Nvidia driver. I have never tried this use of sax2.

To be sure of the safety of the settings, you should know what the maximum refresh rate is for a given resolution, and the available resolutions with the graphics chip on the machine, so that even if you can get the screen to work outside its capacity, you don't cause yourself problems latter and destroy anything.

Before saving the the configuration there is a test function allowing further adjustments of the screen. On completion you will be in a terminal and you must restart X with the command <startx>.
Hi,

One problem at the time
I thank you for your reply I managed to get the screen working thanks to the method you described. At th same time I found out that I made a big mistake in my previous post; my screen is a 1024x600 and not 1200x600 as I initially thought.

My next step will be to get the Bluetooth to work so I can use may mouse and then the WiFi. For the Wifi I have to study Larry Webb's information

Have a great day
You know weare never too old to learn something and I am very grateful to you.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 08:31 AM   #8
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How did you do it?

Which of the procedures did you use and how? If I want to respond to another post, it is an advantage that I relearn the details I've forgotten and that I know the details of what worked. Helping is a reciprocal process. You might read this from here.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question


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Tell us. Tell us what worked for you. Someone coming along after you with an identical problem needs to know if the fixes work. And, just as importantly, the people who have spent their free time helping you would like to know that you have now solved the problem. Please don't just vanish or walk away without saying Thanks.

Even better, find a place in the LQ Wiki to describe what was done to get it working properly first time. Not only will you help others, but your solution will be saved for posterity.
 
Old 01-06-2009, 01:17 AM   #9
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How did you do it?

Which of the procedures did you use and how? If I want to respond to another post, it is an advantage that I relearn the details I've forgotten and that I know the details of what worked. Helping is a reciprocal process. You might read this from here.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question


What To Do When Your Question is Answered
Tell us. Tell us what worked for you. Someone coming along after you with an identical problem needs to know if the fixes work. And, just as importantly, the people who have spent their free time helping you would like to know that you have now solved the problem. Please don't just vanish or walk away without saying Thanks.

Even better, find a place in the LQ Wiki to describe what was done to get it working properly first time. Not only will you help others, but your solution will be saved for posterity.
Hello,
I am willing to add a contribution to LQ Wiki but so far I didn't- find out how to proceed. I did create my account but then, one on th main page
I didn't find out what tag I should select; It may be Discussion but I am not sure and I don't want to do something wrong. May be you can help. Remember: I new to Linux and may be a little bit "a stupid old man"

Regards
Superpapi
 
Old 01-06-2009, 05:13 AM   #10
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You can post the solution here in this thread then anyone searching the threads may be helped.

Also if you have troubles later with your wireless or bluetooth you can start a new thread. That is better because there are members that are better at answering questions on wireless than bluetooth and might not look at this thread.

Last edited by Larry Webb; 01-06-2009 at 05:16 AM.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 01:34 AM   #11
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You can post the solution here in this thread then anyone searching the threads may be helped.

Also if you have troubles later with your wireless or bluetooth you can start a new thread. That is better because there are members that are better at answering questions on wireless than bluetooth and might not look at this thread.
Hi Larry,
I thank you for your suggestion. As this thread contains only one solution related to my display problem it would probably be better to change the title of the tread; I suppose that you can do it. For the other problems I am still fighting with I will open new Threads if required, one for the Wifi and one for the Bluetooth

How I solved my display problem:

Problem summary: after installation of Opensuse 11.1 only a part of my wsvga screen was used by the KDE desk

My solution

1. Using Windows I verified the characteristics of my display and fund out that the resolution on my display was not 1200x600 as I thought initially but 1024x600; then I return to my Opensuse 11.1

2. Once Opensuse running I did the follolwing:

- Opened "Poste de Travail" Desk in English
- Selected YaST
- Once in YaST selected "Carte Graphique et Moniteur", probably Video card & Monitor
- Selected "Changer" Change in English and chosed the right resolution: 1024x600
- clicked "Valider", Validate in English

And then It worked fine.

I hope this will help some others

Regards

Superpapi
 
  


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