OpenSUSE 11: atheros wireless fails - Suse

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  1. OpenSUSE 11: atheros wireless fails

    My (atheros) wireless card worked fine under OpenSUSE 10.3, can no
    longer connect to my home DSL AP.

    It works just fine if I do "rcnetworking stop" and manually set up ath0,
    so I believe this is NetworkManager related. The failure applies to both
    ndiswrapper as well as ath_pci.

    I've tried to add a new connection under NetworkManager copying the
    known to be working settings from wpa_supplicant.conf, but to no avail.


    /var/log/NetworkManager shows:
    Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
    Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
    Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
    Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
    Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
    Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: (ath0): device state
    change: 4 -> 5
    Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation
    (ath0/wireless): access point 'aixnet' has security, but secrets are
    required.
    Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: (ath0): device state
    change: 5 -> 6
    Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: (ath0): device state
    change: 6 -> 4
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: (ath0): device state
    change: 4 -> 5
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation
    (ath0/wireless): connection 'aixnet' has security, and secrets exist.
    No new secrets needed.
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Config: added 'ssid'
    value 'aixnet'
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Config: added
    'scan_ssid' value '1'
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Config: added
    'key_mgmt' value 'WPA-PSK'
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Config: added 'psk'
    value ''
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Config: added 'proto'
    value 'RSN'
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Config: added
    'pairwise' value 'TKIPCCMP'
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Config: added 'group'
    value 'TKIP CCMP'
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: (ath0): supplicant
    connection state change: 2 -> 0
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: Config: set interface
    ap_scan to 1
    Jun 26 19:33:11 atomheart NetworkManager: (ath0): supplicant
    connection state change: 0 -> 2
    Jun 26 19:33:36 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation
    (ath0/wireless): association took too long.
    Jun 26 19:33:36 atomheart NetworkManager: (ath0): device state
    change: 5 -> 6
    Jun 26 19:33:36 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation
    (ath0/wireless): asking for new secrets
    Jun 26 19:33:36 atomheart NetworkManager: get_secrets_cb():
    Couldn't get connection secrets: Requested setting is empty.
    Jun 26 19:33:36 atomheart NetworkManager: (ath0): device state
    change: 6 -> 9
    Jun 26 19:33:36 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0)
    failed for access point (aixnet)
    Jun 26 19:33:36 atomheart NetworkManager: Marking connection
    'aixnet' invalid.
    Jun 26 19:33:36 atomheart NetworkManager: Activation (ath0) failed.

    Any ideas?

    cheers
    Niel

  2. Re: OpenSUSE 11: atheros wireless fails

    On Jun 26, 7:51*pm, Niel Lambrechts wrote:
    > My (atheros) wireless card worked fine under OpenSUSE 10.3, can no
    > longer connect to my home DSL AP.
    >
    > It works just fine if I do "rcnetworking stop" and manually set up ath0,
    > so I believe this is NetworkManager related. The failure applies to both
    > ndiswrapper as well as ath_pci.
    >
    > I've tried to add a new connection under NetworkManager copying the
    > known to be working settings from wpa_supplicant.conf, but to no avail.
    >
    > /var/log/NetworkManager shows:
    > Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: *Activation (ath0)
    > Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
    > Jun 26 19:33:10 atomheart NetworkManager: *Activation (ath0)
    > Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
    > Any ideas?


    Does this http://en.opensuse.org/Atheros_madwifi help? Especially the
    part about adding the ath5k module to the blacklist

    Jan Eri

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