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hi i just installed suse 9.1, everything went fine until the internet test on install
the message "dhcp client already running on eth0" occured
my realtek rtl8029 card was recognised and configured though (but with dhcp option, not static)
later, when i first booted it said "dhcp already running" and it couldn't get an ip from the dhcp
so that failed
thanx for your reply, but ./etc/init.d/network stop & start didn't help
the command was recognised in suse and stop worked, but when i started some text showed up very quickly and then konsole shut down so i wasn't able to read the text ... i suppose that isn't normal
Distribution: Whatever I feel like at the time I install.
well your current problem is that you are not pulling an IP addy so you can't do anything. I am not totally sure how SUSE does dhcp. I know that redhat waits for a specified amount of time and then it will time out and give you an error stating it didn't get an IP. Not sure where to go from here. You might want to see if there is an updated driver for your NIC.
hmm my card just uses the ne2k-pci module which comes with any distro these days...
too bad .. i really don't know how to solve this problem
strange, i have been able to use this card on red hat 8 for a while , untill i got my new router i think
chould the problem be my router because i can perfectly use it in windows xp
i guess i'll just have to keep using windows xp pro for now
i think i have found the problem ... when in windows the 'link' light that confirms the physical connection with my card starts lighting up when windows has loaded
while in linux the lights doesn't light up at all ... never ... chould that be because i allways switch between windows an linux by rebooting, and never turning off my computer completely ?
maybe my nic is still expecting a connection with a windows enviroment or something ...
hi , err i 'll try to be as complete as possible, because what i found out might be a little confusing, since you're not here ... behind my computer
when i used to use red hat linux 8 , at first, i also couldn't access the internet, but, by accident, i found out that when using a coax cable instead of utp ( coax = round plug, in europe same cable as cable tv ) i COULD use internet, and since everything worked, i really didn't bother finding out why utp didn't work ...
now .. as said in my last reply, i have tried shutting down completely but with an utp cable, the link light just doesn't light up ... so, now knowing a 'link' wasn't obvious, i tried connection a coax cable to my card, transforming the other end in utp with a cross-blabla thingy, and then plugging it into my router ...
the result was that there was a link ! yet, the light staid continous for like 5 seconds, and after that , it just flickered very fast ( like 4 times a second )
i tried pinging my router but host was still unreachable
i then brought down and back up my card, which also didn't work
so ... now ..
i really don't mind using that extra cable for linux but what chould the reason be that there still isn't a decent connection ?? i must tell you that in windows ... the link light from the coax cable also flickers rapidly ...
Distribution: Whatever I feel like at the time I install.
Well since I have never used coax on a network before I am not too sure how to set that up.
But try this. In windows (I am assuming XP or 2k here) go to start run, type cmd and hit enter. Then type ipconfig /all and record all the information there about your network setup. Then reboot into linux.
Now we want to manually setup the IP address on the NIC card. I am not exactly sure how to do this in SuSe. However you could also simply edit some file instead of doing the GUI way. The files I have to edi ton a redhat system are located here:
Now I bet yours will be similar if not the same.
In there should be some "variables" that you can set. Just change the values on the right side of the = sign. This will setup a statically assigned IP so that you won't have to worry about dhcp in case this is the problem. Once you have done this try to ping the router.
hi, thanx for your replies, but the problem 's solved now . i realized that i had the exact same nic in an older computer of mine. thinking it would probably not help, just for the heck of it, i tried using that card instead of my current realtek 8029(as).
guess what .. everything worked immediately !!
my card was automatically configured by dhcp, i could ping my router, and web pages, after deleting the configuration of the other card, so i guess i'll never know what the problem was, because the exact same card, in the same computer, using the same router DID work ...
Good to hear that your NIC is working now. For my case, I have to disable the APM and ACPI when system boot. I added options to the grub.conf file like:
apm=off, acpi=off, noapic
and Suse is then able to get the IP address from DHCP server properly. I did not do further research about ACPI. It is something call Advanced configuration & Power Interface - and it is able to take some device configuration such as address/IRQ from PC's bios.
I have the same problem on my laptop, a Toshiba Satellite A100-529,with a dual boot Suse 9.3 with Windows XP. I edited the /etc/grub.conf file, which looks like this:
[HTML]setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 (hd0) (hd0,6)
and added just before "quit" the line that yylam suggested:
[HTML]apm=off, acpi=off, noapic[/HTML]
but the problem persists.....I have no idea why in Windows the network connection works fine, and in Suse it doesn't. I had several distros installed on dual boot, Ubuntu 6.06, FC5, FC6, Debian 3.1, and never had this sort of issue with them. On the other hand, i read on the internet that this is some sort of bug of Suse 9.3, and also of Suse 10.1 (perhaps even in other later versions, can't remember exactly)
I know this is an old thread, but maybe someone will be able to give me a hand in solving this.