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Old 12-13-2006, 04:08 PM   #1
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Suse 10.1 working wireless interface fails to restart on bootup

I have managed to get a wireless card to work on Suse 10.1. I use an Edimax EW-7318USG using the Ralink Linux driver.

On reboot I have to go in as root and run
/sbin/insmod rt73.ko - and
/sbin/ifconfig rausb0 inet(my static IP)up - in order to start the wireless card.
Then I have to run dhcpcd rausb0 - to get to the internet.

I have entered alias rausb0 rt73 in /etc/modprobe.conf.local (the instructions said to enter in /etc/modules.conf but no such file is on my system).

I also entered
ONBOOT='yes' in /etc/sysconfig/networks/ifcfg-wlan-bus-usb

Still nothing on boot up
Help appretiated!
Old 12-13-2006, 04:58 PM   #2
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Take a look at how I setup my ath0 configuration. I have a feeling you could adapt it to your system pretty easily, unless someone gives you an answer that's "right" for your card and OS. It's the second post in this thread. You can probably ignore the first two steps.

Everything happens out of the interfaces file, so you don't have the problem of having a script that doesn't run until after the networking is all setup. Anyway, just change the file names, interface names, wireless setup, etc, to match yours. I'll try to answer any customization questions you have.

On looking at this again, I'm not happy with your needing to run "/sbin/insmod rt73.ko". Do you have an /etc/modules file? If so, you should be able to add a line containing simply "rt73". But that should have been taken care of when you installed the driver. Assuming that you compiled the driver you downloaded, did you run "make install"? That's all I needed when I installed madwifi to get my ath0 module loaded during boot. The scripts I put together in that link above are just to setup the connection to my router and then run dhcp.

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