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Old 08-13-2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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networking; SiS 900 Fast Ethernet; SuSE 9.3

This NIC card will not work with SuSE. The SiS 900 Fast Ethernet card is
installed in an Averatec 5500 notebook. SuSE has real networking and
communications issues that must be resolved if Novell is to succeed in
taking this product to the broad consumer market. So much of SuSE works
well. It is unfortunate that Novell cannot understand the need to ensure
connectivity to keep marketing channels open to those who would like to
see the product sucessfully take on MS Win.

This is not a Linux problem. Right now, I am using a Knoppix Live Distro
to connect this same card and computer to the Internet. The card worked
right out of the Live Distro. This is a Novell-SuSE problem. C'mon
guys. Novell is an experienced company. SuSE is an innovator. Get it
right so that the entire Linux community can move forward. Now, is there
a fix for SuSe's problem with networking? What about the SiS 900?
Old 09-08-2005, 05:41 PM   #2
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I have the same problem. The SiS 900 Card doesn't work with SUSE 9.3 and Fedora Core 4 ... or the other way around ...

Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you,

Old 10-11-2005, 04:46 PM   #3
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I know this thread is a month old so hopefully it's not a big deal that I'm bumping it. But I was googling for this problem.

I have a Acer 5002 notebook with this piece of crap NIC in it. In Suse 10.0 Beta 4 it works just fine...yet when I upgrade to the final it doesn't work! That was on the 'community version'. I haven't tested with the eval version, nor have I done a full reinstall with 10.0 final. I did an upgrade.

Tonight I am going to do the eval install from scratch and see what happens.

Oh and I can use 32 bit and 64 bit beta 4 works with for ubuntu and fedora and what not I found them to act funny (hang during boot once in a while) suse 10.0 beta 4 has been the most stable / everything working out of the box out of any distro I've tried.

For servers I use slackware or gentoo I even tried slack 10.2 on this to see what would happen. Didn't work at all.




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