I have installed Kubuntu 11.04 (Natty) on my ThinkPad Edge E420 laptop.
Unfortunately, the wireless is not working. I have got Windows 7 installed besides Kubuntu, and wireless is working with no problems there, so it has to be problem of the OS.
What I tried:
I installed the official driver from Realtek RLT8192CE. After reboot the wireless didn't work, but at least the system was able to detect that it is present in the system.
However, after executing
lscpi -v, under the card's details there was a line "
Currently used driver" which said "
r8169". Why is this?
I did all of this according to a manual on http://www.php-architect.com/blog/2010/05/01/getting-wireless-to-work-on-lenovo-thinkpad-t400-with-ubuntu-10-4-lucid/. There a meany other similar ones, but don't work for me either.
My questions are:
1) Is there any way to get this fixed? If yes, how to do so?
2) Do you think OpenSUSE (or any other distro) is better distribution concerning such hardware issues, so should I give it a try? If yes, which distro gives me the best chance?