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Old 01-22-2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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Suse 10.3 DVD install


I had this OS from this DVD running fine on my second HDD with a Grub dual boot for Win XP.
I had a problem and had to change the motherboard from a MSI K9N neo to a K9N neo v3. Linux would no longer boot. I then wiped the second HDD to do a complete reinstall, but there is no way that 10.3 will see the Netgear 834 ADSL modem router connected by ethernet cable. I have tried a number of installations and from the screen after the terms and conditions screen, there is one that allows you to configure the modem, I cannot get though this stage with the modem being recognised.
The PC is the MSI K9N neo v3 with 2Gb of 800mhz DDR2 memory, a AMD 5200X2 CPU, a Nvidia 7800 Grafix card and built in network card.
I was really getting into Linux and only used Windows for video editing and colour printing as my printer is not supported in Linux, but if I cannot use the internet with Linux then there is no point in having it.
Has anyone got any ideas? I am a little green with doing anything too technical.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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If the installation script will allow you to skip setting up the modem, do so and finish the installation without modem setup. After installation, to into the main menu, select control center, Yast modules, network devices, network card, and you can probably probe the card and set it up that way.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 12:14 PM   #3
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OK, Managed to get it all installed. Went into Yast and it recognises the network card, but the lights next to the port do not flicker as they do in windows. Still can't seem to make it see the internet.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 02:41 PM   #4
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Is the router configured with DHCP? If it is so, then you should have internet access automatically.

To enable DHCP, enter your router's configuration and enable it from there.

Greetings!
 
Old 01-22-2008, 03:56 PM   #5
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Yes Marco, the printout that comes from the router says DHCP ON. Not that I know what DHCP is, but it is on, thanks.
As I am not getting the little lights on the Ethernet port at the back of the PC, I think it may be that Linux needs something else. They work when windows is running.
 
Old 01-22-2008, 11:41 PM   #6
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Show us, step by step, the menus you use, the keyboard entries you make, and the error messages (if any) that you get.

My own experience with Suse is that it is very well behaved when it comes to setting up an internet connection. My own ignorance seems more than capable of interfering with Suse. I respectfully suggest that it may also be the case in your situation. Suse does things differently. What more can I say?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 04:28 AM   #7
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Well thanks for your help everyone. Overnight I thought that I would bin Linux and carry on with windows. This morning I was ready to delete it all, but when I switched the PC on and booted into Linux by accident, there was the internet.
I don't know how it happened, did one of you hack into my PC last night and fix it? Thanks if you did.
I am now very happy that it is all working again and will spend the rest of the day updating the system and downloading the programs that I need.
Thanks again for all the help.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 06:24 AM   #8
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Just a further update on this one. On the second linux boot, I had no internet again so I fitted a spare network card to a PCI slot and it was working.
At the moment the icon tray on the right hand side says that I have Kinternet running, is this required with a ethernet connected ADSL modem router?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 06:39 AM   #9
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when you run a dsl modem using ethernet, you should just setup ethernet, not dsl...

the connection is ethernet, if you need to alter anything on the modem, then log into the modem by going into connection info on the icon "kinternet" and find the ip address of the gateway and enter that in the browser address bar...

dsl modems generally store the username and password to log into the isp server, and you can do this from the browser if need be, in fact a lot of admin jobs are done this way...
 
  


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