Problems with KNetworkManager
I am having some BIG problems with KNetworkManager.
My network card is usually recognized by default (RaLink RT2500 chipset). But, when I go into connect through KNetworkManager... it always gets to 28% (configuring device) and then it fails. It then brings up a config dialog for the wireless interface. This includes areas to fill in the "essid" of the network and the encryption. I choose the WEP Hex encryption, and enter the key. Then I try connect. Again, 28% and then it fails. The config dialog comes up again... but I notice that the encryption type has been changed to "Passphrase." No... I don't use a passphrase... i use a 64bit WEP Key! So, I choose WEP Hex again, enter my key, click connect. Again, 28% and it fails (this keeps going forever).
I have encountered KNetworkManager three times: In SUSE 10.1, in SUSE 10.2, and in Sabayon Linux 3.2 (DVD). In SUSE 10.1, I uninstalled it, and used KInternet... which worked perfectly! In SUSE 10.2... my card was recognized, but KNetworkManager wouldn't let me connect (same problem as above). However, when I used KInternet, it didn't work either. I think that was an issue of how it was configured by default by YaST. Anyways, in Sabayon 3.2 my card was again recognized, and Sabayon even has the RaLink RT2500 configuration utility (official one), and I tried connecting through there, which seemed to work (nice green lights everywhere, no errors). But for some reason, it didn't. I notice KNetworkManager is running, so I try through there (same errors as described at the beginning).
I see no reason why KNetworkManager doesn't let me connect! I doubt it is a driver issue, as I see that it is usually recognized correctly. As said before, my card is based on the RT2500 chipset, and is PCI interface. My encryption is 64 bit Wep Hex, and I know I type it in right Zunge raus . Please help me get these problems sorted out... Thanks!