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Old 08-01-2009, 06:35 AM   #1
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cannot get network/internet in new installation openSUSE 11.1 32 bit

Hi all,

I just installed 32 bit opensuse 11.1 on my Dell Latitude D820 in a swap partition (I think that is what you call it). Here is some background:

I had installed 64 bit opensuse 11.1 on my Lenovo 3000 V200. I had some problems with the hardware and for reasons I won't explain here, I took out the hard drive and put it in my Dell Latitude D820. I have windows xp installed, as before, and so I had to reinstall windows xp on my dell when I switched it over. I left the swap partition untouched so that when I had a chance I would be able to reinstall opensuse on the dell. So what I am saying is that I have the same hard drive as I had in my lenovo, with a newly installed windows XP, the same data drive, and then the swap partition left intact.

So this morning I went to install suse over my old installation, having just downloaded the 32bit version. I ran through the installation procedure and it all seems to work semi-ok. The grub loader works and I can boot up in windows or linux as I desire.

One thing that is interesting - 1 of the 2 applications that I had installed on SUSE on my Lenovo is still there - googleEarth. Thunderbird is no longer there, but googleEarth is. Also my openoffice data files are still there. So I think the file system was left somewhat intact (I clicked "new installation" but kept the disk partitions as the installer detected them).

However, in linux I cannot connect to the internet. Here on my windows platform it works fine, but in linux it doesn't seem to be working. Here are some things that I have found.

On my device manager in Windows, the network adapters are listed as follows:
- 1394 Net Adapter
- Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
- Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

So I went into YaST -> Hardware Information -> Network Card and this is what was listed:
- Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-card
- NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (eth0)

Also I went into YaST -> Network Devices -> Network Settings and I got this warning:
Network is currently controlled by Network Manager and its settings cannot be edited by YaST.
To edit the settings, use Network Manager connection editor, or switch the network setup method to Traditional method with ifup.

I tried ifup and could not figure out what to do.

When I click on the Network Manager set network configuration, the same networks that I had detected on my Lenovo are still there. However, I cannot scan anything because it seems my wireless card just isn't turned on or something. One of them is the same network I am trying to access here. It is a secured network and the access code was already entered, even though this is a new installation. However, I cannot seem to get the network card turned on and start detecting the network. My wireless switch on the computer is on, and I am able to access the internet freely from Windows, just not Linux.

Any help will be appreciated. If you can tell me where/how to get more information about my computer in order to help the troubleshooting just let me know!

George Olson
Old 08-02-2009, 12:58 AM   #2
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You need driver tg3 from Broadcom. I don't know if it's provided with OpenSuse.

In a terminal, try "modprobe tg3" (without quotes). That should load the driver and probe the hardware.

If that doesn't work, try "locate tg3". If you have it, locate should show a kernel driver named tg3.ko somewhere in /lib/modules. If you don't get a return from locate, then you don't have the driver installed.

You can get the driver from Broadcom:
Old 08-03-2009, 05:44 AM   #3
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I came across the same problem before and the solution was to switch of the firewall.
For some reason that worked.
su to root, and type /etc/init.d/susefirewall stop, the spelling for susefirewall isn't 100% correct here, just tab and it will auto-complete, there's 2 of them so stop both.
Hope this helps.


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