I have SuSE 8.2 set up on a dual boot machine with Win doze XP. Linux on 40GB and XP on 120GB. The mobo is Nvidia with onboard nic.
Access to the web is via a second machine on which Linux Smoothwall 1.0 operates as firewall and then connects to adsl modem.
In XP connection is fine. But in Linux I can't connect to the web at all nor can I access the second machine. No ping etc,.
On a verbose boot of Linux the nic is recognised as eth0 but fails to get ip address and from memory says the process will continue in the background.
I am confused with why the nic doesn't connect. I have set up Linux via the dhcp configuration.
I have updated all the Nvidia drivers with the latest versions and have trolled many a forum site to try to resolve this and would be grateful for any and all help.