On Tue 05 Jan 2016 09:44:01 PM CST, guennov wrote:

Hi

sorry about the delay.

>
> So did the system originally come with SLED, or was it running
> windows?


SLED11

>
> If you reboot and press F10 to go to the BIOS and disable both the
> bluetooth and wireless save/exit and restart the system and let it
> boot to SLED, is the light now amber, and what is the output from
> rfkill?
>
> Then restart the computer, press F10 again and re-enable the wireless
> and bluetooth and save/exit and let the computer start up, does it all
> change?


The BIOS main menue doesn't allow to select the items for WLAN or
Bluetooth and change their set-up. HP diagnostic log contains no errors.


> HP have some special drivers for both wireless and bluetooth, not sure
> if available for that model and SLE 12, you would need to contact HP
> Support.


I'm working with SLE11 SP4.

Today I tried to manually start wlan0, because I hoped to get more
information what is going wrong. Therefore in YaST I changed network
configuration from NetworkManager method to ifup, then rebooted.


Code:
--------------------
hpc:~ # iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
Retry long limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Encryption keyff
Power Managementff
--------------------


After reboot the reply was the same. I tried "ifstatus" and "ifup":


Code:
--------------------
hpc:~ # ifstatus wlan0
wlan0 device: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
(PCI-Express) (rev 01) DHCP4 client NOT running
DHCP6 client (dhclient6) is running
. . . but is still waiting for data
wlan0 is down

hpc:~ # ifup wlan0
wlan0 device: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
(PCI-Express) (rev 01) wlan0 starting wpa_supplicant
Could not set interface wlan0 flags: Unknown error 132
Could not set interface 'wlan0' UP
Failed to initialize driver interface
ELOOP: remaining socket: sock=4 eloop_data=0x80f1970
user_data=0x80f1690 handler=0x80b7860 DHCP6 client is already running
on wlan0 RTNETLINK answers: Unknown error 132
Starting DHCP4 client on wlan0. .
wlan0 DHCP4 client NOT running
wlan0 DHCP6 continues in background
RTNETLINK answers: Unknown error 132
Cannot enable interface wlan0.
interface wlan0 is not up
--------------------


To check if there might be a driver problem I ran "wpa_supplicant -h"

Here are some lines of the reply


Code:
--------------------
wpa_supplicant v0.7.1
Copyright (c) 2003-2010, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors
...
drivers:
wext = Linux wireless extensions (generic)
nl80211 = Linux nl80211/cfg80211
hostap = Host AP driver (Intersil Prism2/2.5/3)
atmel = ATMEL AT76C5XXx (USB, PCMCIA)
ndiswrapper = Linux ndiswrapper (deprecated; use wext)
wired = Wired Ethernet driver
ralink = Ralink Wireless Client driver
options:
--------------------


Shouldn't there be a driver "ath9k" or should "wext" do the job? By the
way, a configuration file "/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf" does not exist.

Thanks!


Hi
You should have some HP repositories then?
Code:
zypper lr -d
So your on a ipv6 network then?

--
Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1|GNOME 3.10.2|3.12.51-60.20-default
If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
please show your appreciation and click on the star below... Thanks!