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Old 04-27-2008, 07:34 PM   #1
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Unhappy internet connection problem

okay. i am new to linux. i have opensuse 10.3 on my other hard drive, and windows xp sp2 on this hard drive. on linux, i can not get my network card to work. i was told that i probably need an updated driver for my network card, but i dont know where to find one. here is the stuff i wrote down that i seen on my network card. by the way, i have cable modem hooked straight up to my pc, no router.~~~~

Davicom 05-01-0328-05 E154705
DM9102AF Model- Pro200WL
MBJ456 DS/N TW-07C712-589|0-21C-2748
DP/N-07C12|C/O TW|RevA00

can someone PLEASE point me into the right direction to get my network card to work on linux, so i can have an internet connection?

Also, i went into software managment, and typed in kernel-source, and nothing showed up in either box. I REALLY NEED HELP...
Old 04-27-2008, 07:52 PM   #2
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Open a console and enter this command: /usr/sbin/hwinfo --netcard. Assuming you have hwinfo installed, it will show you which driver is required, and whether or not that driver is active. If you don't have hwinfo installed, it's probably on installation media. Use Yast to install hwinfo.

Then give this command: modprobe <driver name> (where <driver name> is the name of the driver, without any extension, such as .o or .ko).

If you still don't get internet, boot windows and go to the network card vendor's website to look for the driver and installation instructions.


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