I’ve been evaluating the Lenovo ThinkPad T60. It looks like we’re going with the T60p so you can come to my shows soon and see it in action. During the course of my eval, I always install the core Microsoft operating systems I use for my job. Today that means Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista. Windows Vista is of course still under development and hasn’t been released yet although we’ll be releasing Beta 2 this quarter.
This morning I downloaded openSUSE Linux v10.1. I downloaded the DVD .iso and burned a disk. Install went fine. However, as usual, the wireless detection and configuration programs didn’t properly create a wireless connection to my home network. I took a look at the System | YAST | Network Devices | Network Card control panel applet and plugged in the appropriate security settings. This isn’t rocket science. My network isn’t THAT secure. My network is protected by SiGARMS.
I verified the operating mode, network name, auth mode, etc. I did a few changes to see if I could get it work. A few reboots later… nada.
Ok, back to Windows Vista I go and it’s networking magic. I do love the Linux screensavers though. Fractals are kewl.