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Old 05-17-2010, 01:21 PM   #1
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Cannot connect to internet with OpenSuse 11.2


I am trying to connect to my network. I am dual-booting with windows 7 ultimate and that connects just fine. When I plug in my ethernet cable to the LAN adapter of the motherboard nothing happens. In the network manager it doesn't even acknowledge something has been connected (ie no eth0 or anything). I'm guessing that I don't have a driver for it installed under linux. The adapter is the Marvell Yukon 8059 (88E8059 I think).

If I'm not receiving any activity would my guess probably be right?
 
Old 05-17-2010, 01:51 PM   #2
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Try the following command in a terminal window:
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ifconfig -a
and post the full output. If you don't see eth0 there, try the driver from Marvell:
http://www.marvell.com/support.html
 
Old 05-17-2010, 02:04 PM   #3
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# ifconfig -a

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:88 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:88 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5920 (5.7 Kb) TX bytes:5920 (5.7 Kb)

That's the output. I downloaded the driver from Marvell, but being a .tar.bz2 and following the readme on it, I need the GCC compiler but I can't get on the internet under suse to get it.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 02:44 PM   #4
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The compiler should be on your install media (CD/DVD), or in the worst-case, you can get online with Windows, download it from the openSUSE site. Copy it to a thumb-drive or a CD/DVD, and boot up Linux.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 02:48 PM   #5
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I used the live cd. It should be on there?

I did download the tarbell on windows and used a flash drive to bring it over but I am not very good with installing from that. If I could get it off the live cd that'd be great but I'm not sure where to find it.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 07:31 PM   #6
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I used the live cd. It should be on there?

I did download the tarbell on windows and used a flash drive to bring it over but I am not very good with installing from that. If I could get it off the live cd that'd be great but I'm not sure where to find it.
Probably not on the "live" CD. Assumed (my fault), that you had the whole distro.

And you should not have the tarball, unless that's your only option. Get the RPM file, and install from packages, it's far easier. For that you need the "rpm -i <package name>" command. Get the software from openSUSE.org website, http://software.opensuse.org/search

Before that, though...try to run Yast->Network Devices->Network Settings, and see if your card is defined, but not configured. If so, give it a quick set-up, use DHCP, and you should be ready to roll.

On a totally useless note for this topic, if this is a new installation, I'd suggest downloading the entire 11.2 full distro, burn it to DVD, and do a fresh install. You'll get a LOT more packages and drivers right off the bat. At the very least, you'll get the compilers and other packages you need.
 
  


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