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Old 01-16-2006, 04:24 AM   #1
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realtek 8139 Suse 9.3 not working internet and network

I use both windows and linux on my pc. I am newbie at Linux and don't undrerstand much.
On windows my internet works normally. When I switch on Linux, it doesn't work at all and there is no network.
Can somebody tell me what is the problem
I receive the following messages:
when I switch on the console at the end the following message appear:
Failed service in runlevel 5: network
Skipped service in runlevel 5: smbfs nfs

When I write ifconfig :
Link encap: Local Loopback
inet addr: mask:
inet6 addr: : : 1/128 Scope: Host
RX packets: 10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frames 0
TX packets: 10 errors:0 dropped:0 everruns:0 carrier:0
collisions: 0 txqueuelen: 0
RX bytes: 834 (834.0 b)
TX bytes: 834 (834.0 b)

When writing eth0: unknown interface: No such device

When writing Ismod: command not found

when writing: /etc/init.d/network restart
Shutting down network interface:
Shutting down service network ............. done
Hint: you may set mandatory devices in etc/sysconfig/network/config
Setting up network interfaces:
lo IP address: done
ds 10 done
Setting up service network.... done
SuSefirewall2: Warning: ip6 tables does not support state matching. Extened

IPv6 support disabled
SuSefirewall2:setting up rules from etc/sysconfig/Susefirewall2
SuSefirewall2:Warning: no interface active
Firewall rules succesfully set
Old 01-17-2006, 03:11 AM   #2
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Hi, there is lot about this nic card

Just looking at for example

Just to double check, post the part of lspci -v
that is to do with your nic card

as root type lsmod | grep 8139
If nothing comes then the kernel module is not loaded
then try
modprobe rtl8139
This is only the beginning of setting up your connection

If this work, you will have to automate that loading
(possibly in /etc/modprobe.conf or similar)
Then use yast to configure your connection settings

I am a bit surprised it is not working out of the box


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