Does anyone know how to make this configuration work or what I should
check on or try?
I purchased this system because it was present on HP web site as
"working Package" with everything configured.
First off, SuSE 9.1 HP edition was NOT configured. Upon turning the
system on, one has to do the install! Seems like a Warning label should
have been place on the system indicating this.
Next, in trying to connect to my wireless system, I found this did NOT
work. HP has a warning on the WEB site that does say that the NX5000
does NOT work with "Intel Pro...". So, I selected: HP wireless option,
which turns out to be an Atheros AR5212 802.11abg nic. YaST seems to
see the card and allows me to configure it. My router shows it on its
"Mac list". For the first trial at connecting, I am NOT using any
security (WEP, etc...). I just want to get the connections to work.
There are several references on the WEB (Mainly magazines reviews) that
say "the wireless did not work out-of-the-box but with a few point and
clicks, this was fixed". Of course, giving NO details as to what they did.
Calls and e-mails to HP have returned with "HP does NOT support Linux"
(as of Feb-05). Which is very funny given the news/hype that lead to
my purchase of this system!