Monday, August 20, 2007

OpenSuse - kernel 2.6.22, Lenovo R60, lsusb, udev

I decided to install kernel 2.6.22 on my development machine since I had varoious problems with my trusty Lenovo R60 on opensuse's 2.6.18 kernel.

One can install a kernel 2.6.22 via smart without problems. Once you have done that you can install the latest ATI/AMD driver which is 8.40.4 fglrx .
With this kernel the ipw3945 driver for wireless works again but it has problems with Networkmanager. Install the new iwl3945 from Intel and NetworkManager works again.

Last but not least 'lsusb -v' has no output which seems to be a udev problem and/or a depreceated kernel flag. Apart from no output USB works fine but the fingerprint reader does not. Fix this by adding
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ACTION=="add", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", NAME="bus/usb/$env{BUSNUM}/$env{DEVNUM}", MODE="0644"
to /etc/udev/rules.d/50-udev-default.rules

All is fine now and I am back to productive work on GNUmed.

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