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Old 02-09-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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Driver Perameters?


Ok, don't laugh at me, but I am trying to install SuSE and got to the part where I activate my network card so I can install the system via ftp, I pick out the card then it asks me for it's perameters? what is that? forgive my ignorance, I'm new.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:24 PM   #2
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Just hit enter at that part.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 07:30 PM   #3
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Some driver modules require additional information in order to work properly. Many sound cards need sound port, synthesizer port, IRQ and so on, and the same applies to some network cards. Most cards do not need extra parameters though, so do as homey suggested and hit enter. If you run into problems we're standing by to try to help.


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Old 02-09-2004, 07:35 PM   #4
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kk, I'm not sure if tried the hit enter and hope way, but I will now.. brb.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 08:02 PM   #5
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Well, I got it past that part and now it's asking for the ip address of the ftp server. I only got a name of the ftp server not an ip address.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 08:14 PM   #6
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Go to a computer which is on the net and ping it by name. You should get the ip address from that.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 09:15 PM   #7
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ok, I got the ip of ftp.suse.com, which is 195.135.221.130
If I plug that in the boot disk for SuSE I get connection refused.
ugh!
 
Old 02-09-2004, 09:37 PM   #8
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You might want to hunt around for a mirror as Suse.com may be too busy. Try this one....140.221.9.138
 
Old 02-09-2004, 09:55 PM   #9
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Hi homey

I'm starting to think I set the network card module wrong, eventhough it did load, does that automaticaly mean it will work? I know I set the hostname and gateway etc right. I can't remember the name of the network card I picked, it was rhine_ something. The network card I have is an onboard VIA PCI 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Adapter, and I also have a plug in ADMTek AN983 based ethernet adapter, niether of which is listed in the modules in the suse boot disk. There is the option for more modules but it asks for disk 3, and I only have the bott via ftp disk.

I tried the ftp server you gave my and it didn't work from the boot, I also tried via firefox and it did work. (incase you don't know, Firefox is a browser)

Any ideas?

Thanks for the help.

[EDIT] I'm off to bed, I'll continue pulling the rest of my hair out tomorrow [/EDIT]

Last edited by reesee; 02-09-2004 at 09:57 PM.
 
Old 02-09-2004, 10:21 PM   #10
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You might want to find out what nic driver to use. You could boot up with a linux rescue cd such as Knoppix .
type: dmesg | grep eth0 to find out what linux calls the driver. In my case it's a Realtek RTL8139.
Also, you could just keep trying different ones in the selection or even put nic in which is known to work for this purpose.
 
  


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