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Old 09-17-2010, 10:08 AM   #31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by prayag_pjs View Post
hey hi that means you dont have to do anything to get connected... good.. that means you get ip dynamically and in suse you are facing problem in configuring Ethernet

use yast or yast2 to configure ethernet card and slect Automatically connect via DHCP

also use yast or yast2 to disable firewall

if you follow these two steps you will get connected

also let us know the output of

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iptables -L
@prayag_pjs

please read carefully.

in post #26 evo2 explain how to find loaded modules.

in post #27 OP said there is no such module


let me know how OP access ethernet card with out modules(driver) and how it configure interface to access internat?

without network module can OP follow your two easy steps?

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Old 09-17-2010, 10:15 AM   #32
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Ok.

Kernel 2.6.13-15-default

I'm running Suse on an Aspire 7111WSMi, a handmedown from a relative. I guess it's about 4 years old.

cheers,
 
Old 09-17-2010, 10:16 AM   #33
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Ok.

find /lib/modules -name r8168.ko, no output; returns me to command line prompt.

cheers,
evo2 is correct. There is no ethernet module installed on your system.

And as i know suse 10 support also expire.
Why you are not use latest version of OpenSuSE (i think 11.4 is available)?

Regards,
 
Old 09-17-2010, 10:21 AM   #34
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My train of thought went something like this,

Let's install suse 10, got the dvd lying around anyway, then patch it up till the latest version over the internet.

Much did I know, the internet part was gonna screw me over.

Thank you all so much for the time invested, really really appreciate it.

Guess ill try to download suse 11.3 and try again.

cheers
 
Old 09-17-2010, 10:24 AM   #35
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Good to hear that you are going to download a newer distro. After some googling I've not been able to find a clear reference but it seems that this driver was introduced to the kernel shortly after version 2.6.13, so you should have no problem with opensuse 11.3.

Good luck! And let us know how you get on.

Cheers,

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Old 09-17-2010, 10:26 AM   #36
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I suggest you download Opensuse

BTW Opensuse 11.4 is also availbale

Regards,

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Old 09-17-2010, 10:59 AM   #37
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Well,

Im downloading open suse 11.3 right now.

Btw, out of curiosity and perhaps to save myself some time in the future, whence did you get the information that the particular kernel module was not included in the kernel i had?

cheers,
 
Old 09-17-2010, 01:53 PM   #38
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update:

11.3 and it works!

Tnx again,
 
Old 09-17-2010, 02:04 PM   #39
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Awsome. Linux can be tough for starters but it gets easier. Every distro is different in its own ways so find the one you like and stick with it. Also besure to mark the thread as solved so others know.
 
Old 09-17-2010, 02:18 PM   #40
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As JMC1987 said some ISPs bind your access to the mac-address of your PC. You have to verify this with your ISP.
If this is the case, You can only use one machine (the one with the registered mac) at the internet connection and use that one to forward to other machine's.

There is however a second option if your network card supports it. Some network cards allow to change the default mac-addres (see ifconfig hw).
In that case write down the mac-address of the working card and use that for the other network card.

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Old 09-17-2010, 06:43 PM   #41
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Hi,

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Well,
Btw, out of curiosity and perhaps to save myself some time in the future, whence did you get the information that the particular kernel module was not included in the kernel i had?
When you ran the following command it did't return any filename.
Code:
find /lib/modules -name r8168.ko
What that command does is look for a file called r8168.ko under the directory /lib/modules. If your kernel had that module (driver) it should have been located under that directory.

I was't able to find a definitive reference on the web, but I did find a significant number of forum and email list posts of people discussing the absence driver in the 2.6.13 kernel, but did not find similar posts with reference to the 2.6.14 kernel.

Evo2.
 
Old 09-17-2010, 10:17 PM   #42
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Hi,



When you ran the following command it did't return any filename.
Code:
find /lib/modules -name r8168.ko
What that command does is look for a file called r8168.ko under the directory /lib/modules. If your kernel had that module (driver) it should have been located under that directory.

I was't able to find a definitive reference on the web, but I did find a significant number of forum and email list posts of people discussing the absence driver in the 2.6.13 kernel, but did not find similar posts with reference to the 2.6.14 kernel.

Evo2.
I think ErevRav meant where did you get your research from. Where did you find out the kernel didn't support it. Website example.
 
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I think ErevRav meant where did you get your research from. Where did you find out the kernel didn't support it. Website example.
As stated in the last sentence of my post I was not able to find such a website.

Evo2.
 
  


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