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if have recently installed OpenSuse 11.1 from a dvd and then, following this advice , upgraded to 11.2, 11.3, 11.4 and finally 12.1 (no comment on this one, please...). Now the problem is that my wlan0 is not coming up... i have it configured via yast to not use netmanager and a static ip4 adresse. I have found the file /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0 (link to gist.github). which looks good to me. If the system is just powered on and i then set

ifconfig wlan0 $myip up
route add default gw $mygw

for wlan0 and a default route. The interface works.
I really would like to get advice how i can solve this. I have looked to the output of dmesg

dmesg | grep wlan0

and that told me

[   31.065187] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[   34.212555] wlan0: authenticate with 00:22:b0:99:a6:63 (try 1)
[   34.215568] wlan0: authenticated
[   34.220333] wlan0: waiting for beacon from 00:22:b0:99:a6:63
[   34.270308] wlan0: beacon received
[   34.274061] wlan0: associate with 00:22:b0:99:a6:63 (try 1)
[   34.277096] wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:22:b0:99:a6:63 (capab=0x431 status=0 aid=2)
[   34.277099] wlan0: associated
[   34.285948] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready

However i cannot interpret this...



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After you run the up command, what does ipconfig wlan0 show? – Tim Apr 26 '12 at 20:10
did you say "ipconfig"? Is that a typo? Did you mean ifconfig? – Matthias Apr 26 '12 at 20:12
Yes, that would be a typo. – Tim Apr 26 '12 at 20:25
I appended to the gist i mentioned: – Matthias Apr 26 '12 at 20:33
That output is showing an up status. – Tim Apr 27 '12 at 19:01
up vote 1 down vote accepted

How about adding ONBOOT=yes to your ifcfg file? That's what I do in RHEL/Centos land.

Alternately, this SuSE site says that STARTMODE=onboot might be what you want.

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Thanks for the answer and the article. Well worth reading (especially because's search-function does not return anything when asked for "startmode"). – Matthias May 10 '12 at 8:20
Happy to help! The google terms I used were "opensuse interface configuration file". – Bill Weiss May 10 '12 at 12:58

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