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Old 08-30-2013, 02:43 AM   #1
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how to configure network on SLES11 SP1

i am new to linux.i have installed SLES 11 SP1 on my lenovo g460 laptop.but while installation internet connectivity fails.i am not able to configure the network on this os.i tried but message appears like network connections are controlled by network manager. yast will not able to edit.
plz anyone help me regarding this.
(step by step instructions will be beneficial)
Old 08-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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first, SUSE Enterprise Linux Server (SELS) is not likley to run well on a laptop
it is not meant for a laptop

sound support is not there
graphics support is not there
the mouse touch pad might not work
the built in 3d chip is not well supported , IF it is even supported

and wireless is not well supported
a server dose not need a wireless connection
nor bluetooth

first look in yast
under the services to see if "networkMamager" is even installed
"Network" ( ifup/ifdown) handles WIRED connections
"NetworkManager" handles wireless and dsl and vpn

under network
disable "network" and enable "networkManager"

also seeing as this IS " SUSE Enterprise Linux Server service pack 1 "
-- you do know that service pack 3 is the current
you are a few YEARS out of date

you did BUY the required support contract from Novell
have you asked Novell , seeing as you ARE paying them a lot of cash for the required support contract

unless you MUST use the OLD SELS11 sp1
and must use it on a laptop and not a desktop

you would be better off using the current OpenSUSE 12.3
-- one it is FREE

Last edited by John VV; 08-30-2013 at 05:59 PM.
Old 09-01-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
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Thats Correct As John said, SLES11 sp1 is now here meant for a laptop, So check YAST and start the Network Manager it is listed there usually.


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