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[opensuse] wlan will not initialize
I have a lenovo 3000 V200 laptop using openSUSE 11.4. The wireless was working fine before, but I could not get Knetwork manager to work, which I eventually found was an unresolved bug.

So I have had to do the traditional method using Yast to manage networks.

The wireless card I have is:
Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61) as listed on the pci bus.

The driver is iwlagn.

When I tried ifup wlan0, I get this response:

wlan0 device: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection (rev 61)
wlan0 starting wpa_supplicant
Could not set interface wlan0 flags: Unknown error 132
Could not set interface 'wlan0' UP
Failed to initialize driver interface
RTNETLINK answers: Unknown error 132
Starting DHCP4 client on wlan0. .
wlan0 DHCP4 client NOT running
RTNETLINK answers: Unknown error 132
Cannot enable interface wlan0.
interface wlan0 is not up

Now here is the story of how this all started. I was using traditional method to manage the network card in Yast, and had disabled knetwork manager. It ran fine for several weeks. Then I brought my laptop to another person's house, and to connect there I went into Yast and changed the SSID and the password (which was actually an open network with no password) to match the settings there and connected. When I returned home, I went back into Yast and changed the settings back to my home setting again. But I made a mistake and had the first letter of my network password capitalized when it should have been lower case. The connection would cycle on and off repeatedly (I use knemo to monitor my connection). The next day I realized it was the capital letter that needed to be lower case, so I changed that. Now when I boot up, knemo starts and indicates that wlan0 is down.

I am at a loss as to what to do next to try and get my network card back up and running.

George
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