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Old 11-01-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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Suse 10 Ethernet Not working

Okay so i can access the internet via my wireless controller (ath0) i have a built in centrino wireless controller that works as well (eth0) BUT my ethernet controller (eth1) doesn't work. YaST sees it, and when i dmesg in console when i plug in the ethernet it sees it too(also gets an IP). But when I try to set it as my interface device in kinternet it only lists ath0 and etho0, this is a real problem and I have no idea how to get it to use my ethernet
Old 11-01-2005, 02:27 PM   #2
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cant git it up eh..

first try using the console/terminal ifconfig -a command (to see what interfaces are running)

then ifconfig "eth1" up (not the quotes) + shld bring eth1 with no ip address - mind you

ifconfig -a (shows all interfaces) or (ifconfig eth1 - on its own)
then try route or netstat -nr (to see your interfaces via the route or netstat command)

once eth1 is up
dhclient eth1 (on mandriva boxes) not sure what suse equivalent is so
try your Yast gui to initial eth1 again.

hope these work for suse 10, else your'll have to read up like the rest of us.

cant see it being a major problem keep reading

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Old 11-01-2005, 04:34 PM   #3
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Okay so I inconfigged like you said, ran route, and got

linux:/home/ # route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 ath0 * U 0 0 0 eth1
link-local * U 0 0 0 ath0
loopback * U 0 0 0 lo
default UG 0 0 0 ath0

I tried the dhclient, wasn't recognized, so I initialized it through YaST and it still didn't appear as in interface device in KInternet

See how in route through it lists default as ath0? Anyone know how I can set eth1 to default? Also, could this loopback thing be causing any of my problems?
Old 11-01-2005, 04:38 PM   #4
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What is your ethernet card connected to - where are you getting your IP address from? A cable modem or what? You have a route setup for something running through eth1 with what looks like a valid network range, so it's picked something up. What does the output of ifconfig show? If you're simply trying to setup an internal network, have you tried assigning a static ip address via yast rather than trying to obtain via DHCP (again, where would it got an ip address from via dhcp?)?
Old 11-01-2005, 06:52 PM   #5
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I'm a college student and it's plugged into the ethernet port in my dorm, and as our network assigns IPs dynamically I can't set it up as static. A friend told me my problem had to do with my routing table not being configured right, does that ring any bells to anyone?


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