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Old 04-02-2008, 08:54 PM   #1
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Smile Installation of SUSE 10.3 Problem. Network Card "Not Connected"

I am doing a clean install from SUSE 10.2 to 10.3 and the network configuration is different. I don't have a 'Network' but I am hooked up to my DSL modem through the Ethernet plug and had no problem configuring it to 10.2, I have only had DSL for a couple of weeks and decided to download Open SUSE 10.3 and I don't understand all of the terms in the Network configuration so I reinstalled 10.2 and downloaded 10.3 LIVE Version and began comparing the two.

Maybe it's the card. I have a DELL 8200 with a Davicom 21X4X DEC. Tulip compatible 10/100 Ethernet with the IP address assigned using DHCP.

The behavior of 10.3 is such that if I unplug the DSL modem and then plug it in again, shortly after it reboots I can get on line for about 30 seconds to a minute and then it seems to slow down and die. 10.2 did this when I reinstalled it not thinking that it required KInternet to work (I assumed that KInternet was just for Dial-Up) but it doesn't have an affect either way for 10.3. In both the DSL configuration and the Network Card configuration the Overview reads: (Not Connected).

I started just pushing buttons sort of speak for the rest of the day and nothing worked. I can't get an internet connection so that I can configure the Online Updates.

I'm an enthusiastic Newbee

Old 04-03-2008, 04:34 AM   #2
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It's been some time since I used openSuse 10.3,but I remember that I had similar problem.You should try to configure your network and internet connection with administration tools that are located somewhere in System-Administration-Network(not within KDE) or something similar.Of course,you will have to enter data manually.If you try this and run into the problem,post back.You had to be more specific with the terms like "I don't understand all of the terms in the network configuration...".

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Old 04-03-2008, 06:21 AM   #3
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installation of suse 10.3

When you install suse it tries to make a internet connection reading
you,re story it fails.
Start up yast go to internet devices and choice the ethernet card
Mostly if you choice for IP address dynamic and PPP over ethernet you get it working if off course the ethernet card is supported bij suse most will
be .

all the best


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