networking; SiS 900 Fast Ethernet; SuSE 9.3
This NIC card will not work with SuSE. The SiS 900 Fast Ethernet card is
installed in an Averatec 5500 notebook. SuSE has real networking and
communications issues that must be resolved if Novell is to succeed in
taking this product to the broad consumer market. So much of SuSE works
well. It is unfortunate that Novell cannot understand the need to ensure
connectivity to keep marketing channels open to those who would like to
see the product sucessfully take on MS Win.
This is not a Linux problem. Right now, I am using a Knoppix Live Distro
to connect this same card and computer to the Internet. The card worked
right out of the Live Distro. This is a Novell-SuSE problem. C'mon
guys. Novell is an experienced company. SuSE is an innovator. Get it
right so that the entire Linux community can move forward. Now, is there
a fix for SuSe's problem with networking? What about the SiS 900?