SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 not recognising network card in IBM Thinkpad T42
I've just finished installing SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 (evaluation copy downloaded from the Novell website) onto a IBM Thinkpad T42. The installation was successful, however, the onboard ethernet interface (network card) is not being recognised.
Using Yast2, I've configured the ethernet network card to eth0. However, when I issue the following command to start up the devise:
> ifup eth0
I get the following response:
ifup: Could not get a valid interface name: -> skipped
[I also get the same text in boot.msg]
My Thinkpad T42 has a built in Integrated Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Ethernet.
Please bear the following in mind:
1. I must use SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8, as my application's software stack requires this release of SLES.
My initial thought was:
- a driver issue
- perhaps SLES 8 does not support IBM Thinkpad T42.
Please can you confirm/reject my ideas, or suggest alternative solutions.