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Old 11-18-2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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no internet with my network card in suselinux 10.2


I've got a Micro-Star ethernet controller but internet does not work.
Here's what has been installed, my programs etc:
# locate forcedeth
/lib/modules/2.6.16.21-0.8-default/kernel/drivers/net/forcedeth.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.16.21-0.8-smp/kernel/drivers/net/forcedeth.ko
/lib/modules/2.6.18.2-34-default/kernel/drivers/net/forcedeth.ko



Linux 2.6.18.2-34-default x86_64
Systeem: openSUSE 10.2 (X86-64)
KDE: 3.5.5 "release 45"



# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19B:81:A4:33
inet addr:169.254.128.138 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Mask:255.255.0.0
inet6 addr: fe80::219:dbff:fe81:a433/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:201 Base address:0x6000

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:54 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:54 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3612 (3.5 Kb) TX bytes:3612 (3.5 Kb)

Micro-Star International Ethernet Controller
Name: eth-id-00:19:db:81:a4:33
Automatically started with start-up
IP-address indicated with DHCP

No card in Knetworkmanager indicated so not known
please advise me.
 
Old 11-18-2007, 07:37 PM   #2
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From the output, it seems like the card has been detected and you have an ip address. Have you tried running YAST and try to reconfigure the card. Maybe there is an incorrect setting somewhere.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 05:37 AM   #3
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From the output, it seems like the card has been detected and you have an ip address. Have you tried running YAST and try to reconfigure the card. Maybe there is an incorrect setting somewhere.
I have tried to rerun in Yast the network card ("reconfigure"??) but without any result. My desktop is not connected with a router, but directly to a cable modem. Strange is that my IP and Bcast starts with 169......, whereas some friends of mine with the same subscription for internet have IP 83.87.26.86 and Bcast 83.87.31.255, and KNetworkmanager does not know at all the Micro-Star.... and cannot connect to internet.

So what can I do? How can really reconfigure with new IP or whatever? Please advise, thx.
 
Old 11-19-2007, 11:54 AM   #4
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If your system is configured to automatically get its settings via a dhcp server and it does not get an ip address, apparently it assigns its own ip address which starts with 169. Have you try rebooting your modem?
 
Old 11-19-2007, 12:24 PM   #5
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If your system is configured to automatically get its settings via a dhcp server and it does not get an ip address, apparently it assigns its own ip address which starts with 169. Have you try rebooting your modem?
I already did with no result, thanks for another advice.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 05:25 AM   #6
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I never cared for KNetworkManager. In my opinion it is alpha software and still too buggy. Let's start from the beginning and try a different method.

Open YaST and enter your root password. Select Network Devices --> Network Card. After scanning your system, the network setup screen will present you with a choice: “User Controlled with NetworkManager” and “Traditional Method with ifup. Use the “traditional method.” You will then be asked some questions to determine how to configure the settings. Since hardware varies widely, you will need to determine the correct answers by reading your computer's documentation and the help hints on the left hand side of the configuration screen in SUSE. You are then taken to the Network Card Configuration Overview screen. You should see the name of your card and the IP address highlighted in the right side of the screen. If so, chances are good that your card is correctly configured. Click “Finish” and test your Internet connection.

Regarding you cable modem address, don't worry about it. If you are using a different provider, you may have a different address than your friends. Even with the same provider this can happen.

Do you connect at all? If you connect, but after the initial connection everything seems to grind to a halt, you may have a problem resolving the correct DNS address. This can be solved with a simple configuration change in YaST:

1. Go back to the Network Card Configuration Overview screen.
2. Highlight your network card and click "Edit."
3. Click the Host Name and Name Server" button. You will be presented with a dialog telling you that the resolver configuration file has been modified. It will ask you if you want to modify it. Click the Modify button. (If you click the Accept button, it will skip this step.)
4. In the "Name Servers and Domain Search" section, uncheck the "Update Name Servers and Search List via DHCP" box. This will allow you to edit the name server addresses (DNS addresses) which were probably incorrectly overwritten by DHCP. It will also keep DHCP from overwriting one of your DNS server addresses with the gateway address again. (If your problem recurs after going through this procedure, it is very likely that you did not disable this "feature.") Chances are that Name Server 1 will actually be the gateway address of your modem. In many cases, this will cause the system to hang, since your modem/router is not a DNS server. Make sure these boxes contain your actual DNS addresses. (Most people will have at least two. Some people may have as many as four.) If you do not know what they are, contact your ISP. The following section describes how that process works.
5. Click OK.
6. Click Next.
7. You are now taken to the Wireless Network Card Configuration panel. Chances are this is OK if you installed SUSE correctly. If it has not been configured, now is your chance. It is reasonably self-explanatory.
8. Click Next. At this point, YaST will take over and set up everything. You should be set.

PS: Sometimes the manually entered DNS addresses can disappear the first time you reboot. If so, enter them again and that should take care of it.
 
Old 11-24-2007, 03:23 AM   #7
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Many thanks Cogar, everything works out fine now, you know what I found out? It was the hardware, the onboard-network connection seems "to be sick" whatever, I bought a new network card and SuseLinux configured same immediately and there's internet.
So I did everything you said but without result, yeah, hardware.... (and it's a brand new motherboard....).
Thanks again pal.
 
Old 11-28-2007, 01:42 PM   #8
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You are welcome, donquixote1! I am glad you got everything worked out. Enjoy your new system.
 
  


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