Jun 282008
 


When you upgrade to openSUSE 11.0 or install openSUSE 11.0, you may find the Intell 3945 a/b/g Wireless connections may be slow or sluggish or even unreliable. This would worked well on the previous openSUSE 10.x versions. It looks the default drivers iwlwifi is not supported on Linux Kernel 2.6.24 and higher and openSUSE 11.0 comes built with Linux Kernel 2.6.25-1.1

NOTE: Seems to be a problem with Intel PRO/Wireless 4965 AGIntel PRO/Wireless 4965 AG wireless cards and the procedure discussed here should work.

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Jun 282008
 


Broadcom does not reveal the details about its chipset and doesn’t allow the distribution of their copyrighted firmware. To get the firmware installed, you need to download the appropriate Broadcom driver (which is for a MIPS-based Linux), extract the firmware from that driver, and put it in the correct directory.

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Jun 272008
 


In openSUSE 11.0, the network setup is by default controller by “NetworkManager” and this is different from the traditional netcontrol. With NetworkManager, users control the Network Interfaces. To confirm this, in GNOME from Computer – Yast – Network Devices – Network Settings, check for option “User Controlled with Network Manager” under Network Setup Method. Or, check for the line ‘NETWORKMANAGER=”yes”‘ in /etc/sysconfig/network/config file.

This may not be a viable option to use on SUSE enterprise Desktop as in a enterprise environment you wouldn’t want the user to modify or control network settings.

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Jun 212008
 


The long awaited openSUSE 11.0 has finally arrived. Here we can see a step by step installation procedure for openSUSE 11.0 with the KDE 4.0 desktop environment. The openSUSE 11.0 installation wizard is completely re-written with simple and nice graphics along with an improved and enhanced YAST2 intsaller.

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