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Old 07-25-10, 12:06 PM   #61
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Nice one. Packman has a lot of useful packages. The "webpin" feature I posted is very useful.
Do you have any good repositories that I can add?
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Old 07-25-10, 02:22 PM   #62
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Do you have any good repositories that I can add?
http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories
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Old 07-26-10, 01:26 PM   #63
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Heh, I failed with bc and a Netgear wireless n adapter. I'm reinstalling Ubuntu to see how that goes. Gotta have my wireless connection these days.
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I'm using this guy's repository. I was able to get my wireless working and I'm posting from bed.
Bump....I want grey to see this so he can try to get his wireless working.

Oh, one more thing....you may want to blacklist your ssb driver that comes with opensuse as well.

EDIT: Here's the actual link to the drivers:
http://packman.links2linux.org/package/broadcom-wl
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Old 07-26-10, 01:54 PM   #64
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Bump....I want grey to see this so he can try to get his wireless working.

Oh, one more thing....you may want to blacklist your ssb driver that comes with opensuse as well.

EDIT: Here's the actual link to the drivers:
http://packman.links2linux.org/package/broadcom-wl
Thanks Bro - I actually had Packman's repo up - it's more the n adapter I had major trouble with. Adapter and router flat refused to communicate, yet the adapter would pick up every network around me, same in Ubuntu.

I got tired of fighting it and reinstalled XP, mainly for trouble shooting, and the whole thing set up in a heartbeat. Google shows quite a few folks are having issues getting the WNDA3100 working properly. I'll give it another go if I can find a solution that is verified as I really want linux on this particular laptop.

EDIT: Giving OS11.3 another go. Took XP all of a day to break on me, along with my new wireless n adapter.
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Still can't connect.

Os 11.3 has a built in hidden script for broadcom.

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/usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
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/etc/init.d/network restart
Verified built in driver is blacklisted...I think it has to do with my wireless config.

bleh...this is too much like work. :lo

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So far ...

Have tried packman driver.

Tried script above.

re-verified default driver is blacklisted.

Sec policies match.

verified SSID and password

Os sees the hardware properly.

Tried BSSID blank, with mac, with SSID and once with vulgar language.

It has to be something simple I'm missing.
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Default Re: OpenSUSE 11.3 Released.

By the way. StarCraft II works in WINE 1.2. http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...sion&iId=19376
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Let's begin. The manual way

1. Download the NVIDIA driver here http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html select 32bit/64bit whatever. Firefox should let you save the file like a normal file, other browsers might not, so just right click the "Agree to Download" button and "Save Link As" if you get a bunch of text.

2. Just name it "nvidia-driver.run" rather than the full name because it's long and save it to your home directory(not in a folder somewhere).

3. Now make the file executable in the file manager by just right clicking that file and Properties>Permissions Execute and tick "Allow executing file as program". I won't bore you with the one command to do that.

4. Reboot and when you see the bootloader screen, type nomodeset after the text at the bottom, (hit space, just type nomodeset) and press enter to boot.

5. Once you have booted into the desktop, go into the menu "Computer" click Install/Remove Software.

6. Type "Kernel-devel" in the find bar at the top. Click the box next to kernel-devel that it finds. Do the same in the search box and for "make" and "gcc". Click Apply and let it install whatever it needs and downloads, or you can paste the following command in the terminal, which should do the same thing.
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sudo zypper in kernel-devel gcc make
Here's where it gets rather tricky, since we have to compile the driver.

7. Press Ctrl, Alt, F1. This will get to you a TTY. Login as "root" and enter your root password you have set or just the password you login with(the default way on installation).

8. Type init 3 then press enter on that screen and make sure you're on that screen were you logged in before you typed init 3.

9. Type cd /home/myusername So mine would be /home/sean. Type ls to list the files in your home directory(cd moved you to that directory) and you should see your nvidia-driver.run file.

10. Now Type sh nvidia-driver.run and follow the instructions, just say yes, yes. It will now compile the NVIDIA driver, so just wait for it to finish.

11. You'll get a message at the end asking you, do you want to NVIDIA to change the xorgconf for you, say yes.

12. The NVIDIA driver is now installed. To start the login manager, just type init 5 and it should start.

Done. Next Time you boot, you'll need to make the nomodeset permanent.

WARNING: If you do not set this or do nomodeset at boot, you will have problems and the NVIDIA driver and screen my not start.

Open YaST in the menu, go to System>Boot Loader. Click Edit and at the bottom you will see "Optional Kernel Command Line Perameter".

At the end with a space type nomodeset, click OK and OK again and that should be it.

Please let me know how you get on and good luck.
Tanx for this guide , this was the first guide that explained in an easy way, after thi guide everything worked perfect from first try!
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