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Old 09-19-2004, 05:18 PM   #16
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okay, I tried those names.. and typing modprobe tulip didn't give me any feedback at all, I just the command line again.. typing modprobe tulip_old gave me: "FATAL: Module tulip_old not found."

so is there any logical reason for not recieving any feedback on the modprobe tulip command? Maybe that the drivers were installed by that command after all?

I ran ifconfig before I typed the modprobe and numbers have changed compared to afterwards; The RX and TX packets have increased as well as the RX and TX bytes.. but that's all..

I also typed ifconfig eth-bus-pci-... which gave me eth-bus-pci-000: error fetching interface information: Device not found and ifup eth-bus-pci-... gave me the same error as before.

Could this all be solved by putting another network card into the computer? As we've still got some comp here which we're not using, maybe it does work with that card.. ?
Old 09-19-2004, 10:02 PM   #17
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I didn't get feedback from modprobe either. Some have said so run 'depmod -a' first, modprobe, then netconfig. I also got a message saying tulip_old was not found.

After running netconfig, where I put in a static IP (, I was able to activate the card. When I try to connect to the net (I'm stuck on dialup), KPPP never gets past "modem initializing…"

A network card that uses a different driver might work.
Old 11-01-2004, 11:35 AM   #18
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This thread relates directly to the problems I'm having getting my new installation of SUSE 9.1 to connect to the internet. Thanks bruno buys for getting me this far.

Like krerar, my network card won't accept the IP address I'm assigning, so I can't even ping my own IP successfully. I've used lspci to figure out that my card is "Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 1677 (rev 01)" and don't know where to take it from here.

YaST *thinks* my card is properly configured (it shows the correct IP address).

I'm new to linux, though a lot is coming back to me from previous light experience on unix machines.

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 11-01-2004, 04:34 PM   #19
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Looks like you guys will have to recompile your kernel's for your ethernet cards to work.

In case you guys go ahead and recompile your kernel's, compile the driver's for your ethernet cards as modules, it makes things a little bit easier if anything does goes wrong, in my opinion.
Old 11-01-2004, 05:42 PM   #20
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You don`t necessarily have to recompile your kernels, have u tried going to your mobo manu to see if they have drivers specifically for linux. A lot of mobo manus are now recognising linux users and are compiling drivers...check out the `easy options ` first. :-)
Old 11-01-2004, 06:52 PM   #21
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Oops!! , I assumed that you guys already checked the availability of drivers from maunufacturers..

mermxx is right, check with the manufacturers first..


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