OpenSUSE Install :: 11.2 Not Recognizing Some Ethernet Cards
Jan 5, 2010
I've installed OpenSUSE 11.2 on my computer. Well, 11.2 is great and all, but issuing ifconfig yields only loopback device. Now, I have OpenSUSE 11.0 installed on my notebook; the system works fine, although I had that very problem initially and had to recompile the kernel in order to make it recognize my notebook's ethernet card. My question is: If I upgrade my notebook's 11.0 up to 11.2, am I sure to have my files intact? Is 11.2 sure to "see" the ethernet card?
i have ubuntu 10.10 64b and for some reason last night the wired network autoeth01 suddenly will not connect to my router. it is a dual boot machine so i booted into windows and it is working fine in that OS.
I then had a look at the status on my laptop running ubuntu 10.10 32b and that was showing the same message "wired network autoeth01 disconnected" i cannot for the life of me figure this out. just before it was disconnected i had been copying 7gigs worth of data using samba from the 32b machine to the 64 bit machine.
i have tried deleting the wired entry and recreating it.
tried different cables
even changed the router
works with all windows machines connected to network
here is what comes up in lfconfig:
jason@ubuntu1:~$ lfconfig No command 'lfconfig' found, did you mean: Command 'fconfig' from package 'redboot-tools' (main) Command 'ifconfig' from package 'net-tools' (main) Command 'ldconfig' from package 'libc-bin' (main)
I am writing a new lightweight Linux distibution mainly for educational purposes. I have a problem; it won't find any ethernet cards. I have tried enabling several things in the kernel config. What I would really like to know is how to enable some generic ethernet drivers and therefore networking. I would like to avoid having to use modules. I'm using kernel version 126.96.36.199.
I have just update from 11.1 to 11.2 and after reboot system hangs when arrives to the screen where all users logins are showed. I run the installation again in repair mode. Everything correct. Started system again in Level 3, login as one of the users and run startx. It starts the desktop but no keyboard or mouse is working. Started system again in level 3, login as root, started gdm and same results. It arrives to the login screen for the different users and keyboard and mouse does not work. System seems to be running as clock in the right down works.
Started system again in Level 3, login as root, run SaX2 and same results: no keyboard no mouse. I am running gnome desktop with last image downloaded openSUSE-11.2-DVD-i586.iso. it seems to be something related to bug in OpenSuse 11.2 Milestone 7: (Bugs:Most Annoying Bugs 11.2 dev - openSUSE) HAL may crash, leaving XOrg without keyboard and mouse (Bug #537452), work-around: update with 'hal' package from Base:System
i have 2 nic's that use the same 8139too module to be operated.so in order to run them i added in /etc/modprobe.d/a file with 2 aliases for the 2 nics alias eth0 8139too alias eth1 8139too and I added a udev rule to give the name eth1 to the 2nd card (the 1st card already had a rule) i still don't get the 2nd rule to be brought up automatically at start up... ifconfig only returns 'eth0' and i have to manually do 'ifconfig eth1 up' at which time the interface is brought up nicely.. then i do a dchpcd to get a network address and im all set. but i would like to do this automatically... note that i know that if i add static ips in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf i will get both ifs up... but i wonder how its gonna happen with the 2nics being 2 dhcp clients.
As every time when a new OpenSuse Version arrives, I tried to install 11.4 (I have 11.2 ans 11.3 on separate partitions, + a Windows 7 that already was there when I bought my computer). Previous versions always recognized existing installations and added them to the Grub list, 11.4 doesen't... it merely recognizes the Windows. This is blocking me from testing it before adopting, as I always do, as I don't know how to add these entries manually; I'm too afraid not to be able to add the entries once installed, and not being able to use my older versions in case I have troubles. What went wrong in this release that developers forgot this important part? How I could manually add my entries for 11.2 and 11.3?
I recently bought a used Server (FSC RX200 S4) and set it up running Debian 7. Being used to Ubuntu, that was no big deal. It works as it should out of the box. This magic computing machine has four Network cards (eth0 - eth3). Now, I want to set it up as a multi-purpose server. On the one hand, it shall provide a Apache2 webserve, a SQL Server, a File/Streaming Server and so on. I have no problems setting up these.
On the other hand, it should work as a DHCP server in my local lan with some PCs and a printer/scanner. Until now, my cheap router did that job including to connecting me to the internet. Since I can't really set up a proper firewall with that box, I want to use my server for that.
Thats's my desired setup I want to achieve:  Router provides internet connection to Server --> cable goes into eth0  Server therefore has a internet connection --> Some internal magic routes the internet from eth0 to eth1 (preferably as a iptables setup) and does the Firwall & DHCP Service --> cable goes from eth1 to a switch --> switch connects the PCs and printer  PCs have internet and I can use the printer
So far so good, here's what I've come up with. I installed dnsmasq and isc-dhcp-server. I got some config files for both. I got a script to set up my iptables
Iptables script: Code: Select all#!/bin/sh # # rc.firewall # firewall with iptables ... stronger version # FWVER=0.88s
echo -e " Loading STRONGER rc.firewall - version $FWVER..
When starting up the services, I don't see any errors. Still, it doesn't work. My Server loses its internet connection and the PCs connected to the network are unreachable.
I'm looking for drivers for a some ethernet cards: 02:07.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec: 8139] (rev 10) Macronix, Inc. [MXIC] MX987x5 [10d9:0531] (rev 25) and Dlink dfe-538tx
I found some drivers at: Realtek These are for the Realtek card. They are: UnixWare 7.1.x and SCO Unix 5.0.X Which one would I use for Debian Lenny? I couldn't find any for the Macronix I found this site for dlink: ftp://ftp.dlink.com/NIC/dfe538tx/Driver/Linux/
I'm not sure what to do with the dlink. I'm not familiar with Linux drivers. I don't know if this is the right way to go or if there are drivers for linux already.
Ok, so I've gotten tired of my router, and I've decided to make my own using IPFire as the OS. Right now I'm looking for ethernet cards that I can use for the green network, but I don't know if I can use 2 for the same network. I'm trying to get 4 ports at 1000 Mbs, and the only thing I've been able to find so far that's within my price range is a card from startech that has 2 ports, but would I be able to use 2 for the green network?
I'm running Ubuntu 9.0.4 with an Intel PRO/100 VE Network Connection. I have been trying for a couple weeks now different techniques to get my wired ethernet connection working properly. I have a seeming common issue with my e100 driver dropping connection and having hard time picking it back up sometimes. I want to purchase a relatively inexpensive Ethernet card whose generic Linux driver actually operates it CORRECTLY, open up comp and put it in, and update to 9.10. Any list of Ethernet cards that are know to work flawlessly on Ubuntu, or at least tell me which card YOU are using that works perfect without having to write code, install wrapper programs, etc...?
I have two motherboards, MSI-6702 (64 bit single channel) and MSI-7511 (64 bit dual channel), I have two identical D-Link wireless cards and am running Kubuntu 10.10 on both systems. 7511 recognizes both wireless cards and connects to the Internet.The 6702 shows wireless grayed out on the connections page. The built-in Ethernet card has given out on both. I think I disabled it on the first system to have an Ethernet problem and wonder if I need to do it on the second. I would have tried it already but can' t remember how.
I would like to get my Slackware 11 to work with the Broadcom NetLink BCM5787 onboard Ethernet Cards (x2). I have downloaded the tg3 driver from the Broadcom site. I copied and extracted the driver onto the Linux harddisk. When I wanted to build it I got the message, tg3_compat.h: error : redefinition of 'msecs_to_jiffies'previous delay.h : error: definition 'msecs_to jiffies" was here"
Like a guy earlier today report a problem with Opensuse 11.2 working fine on his machine but 11.3 is not. I have somewhat the same problem. The default installation freezes randomly. I have seen this error before with Intel video cards but never with NVIDIA. Right now, I'm using VESA in failsafe mode and trying to install some drivers from this repo.
I'll try and find a fix for this. (Hope their is one)BTW, can anyone confirm when the official drivers for NVIDIA cards are coming out?
I've been using Suse on my 7 year old computer for years but now have a shiny new Dell Inspiron 570 MT with AMD Athlon? II X4 630.I thought that I should try the 64 bit version of Suse 11.2 on the new machine and it now dual boots, but I have an ethernet problem.Yast tells me:NetLink BCM57788 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (Not connected)BusID : 0000:02:00.0Unable to configure the network card because the kernel device (eth0, wlan0) is not present. This is mostly caused by missing firmware (for wlan devices). See dmesg output for details.I searched for 'eth' in dmesg output without success but found 'net' in this section:
Somebody asked me the other day about if there was any hardware that would allow Ethernet traffic over USB ports. I know there is some hardware on PCs that allows this, but does anybody know of any hardware that Opensuse 10.x supports that would allow Ethernet traffic over USB?
I installed 10.3 (after buying it a couple of years ago and letting sit on the shelf) and can't get it to configure my ethernet connection or my wireless card. Yast doesn't include a list of available cards, and the error I get in installation-network setup is that the kernel isn't present. The machine I'm installing this on is a Lenovo, in which there isn't a discrete ethernet card (it's in the motherboard), but my wireless card (a Cisco LINKSYS 802.11G) is a discrete card. Because I'm divorcing Microsoft for a number of valid reasons, I don't have Windows available on that box.
I have loaded Suse 10.3 on a system that has 4 Ethernet ports, all Intel chipsets. 2 ports have the 82571 chipset, 1 port has the 82573 chipset and the last one has the 82567. The 82567 chipset can use the e1000 driver and the 8257x chipsets require the e1000e driver. We are only actually using the 82571 ports.
When the system is booted, the 82567 seems to get bound to the e1000 driver and the 82573 gets bound to the e1000e driver. Doing an "lsmod" I see both drivers loaded. It appears the 82571 drivers are getting bound to the e1000 driver which is a major problem. They work for a while but eventually they lock up with enormous error counts according to "ifconfig". How I know the e1000 driver is bound to the 82571 ports is that when I remove it(modprobe -r e1000) and then try to use one of them, I get a "network unreachable". When e1000 is loaded these ports seem to work fine. I tried modding the file in /etc/sysconfig/hardware that corresponds to the PCI address of these ports(i.e., hwcfg-bus-pci-0000:08:00.0) to force the module to e1000e, but no luck there either.
It is not recognising USB photographs, whereas 10.1 (don't ask) did. /proc/partitions shows no change. No usb modules are loaded, and loading usb_storage, usbhid and hid (which works on some other Linuces) doesn't help.
I'm having some issues with openSUSE 11.2 recognizing my Broadcom adapter. Following the instructions in the two stickied topics, I can find the adapter both under YaST's Hardware Summary and using the console command /sbin/lspci. I cannot, however, find it with /sbin/lspci -n, and the boot log (viewed with dmesg | less) makes no mention of it either.
Do I need to turn it on or something? This is a dual boot machine, and it works fine under Windows, so I don't think there's a hardware failure at play here.
I downloaded the Full DVD install and burned it using nero. When I reboot to install it loads everything. Though when I try to push a keystroke it doesn't recognize them apparantly and restarts the sytem after a few seconds. Im using an usb keyboard.
I had ubuntu 8.10 installed, but support was no longer offered - I wasn't able to upgrade software etc. I decided to upgrade to 10.04 today. I made the boot disk as normal, but when I went to install it I got the message "This computer has no operating systems installed". The only options were to wipe the entire hard drive or create my own partitions.
I have Windows Vista installed, so I deleted the partition which had ubuntu 8.10 (and also the swap file partition) so I now have free space on the computer. However, in Vista this shows up as an extended partition with Dell MediaDirect.
When I go back to the 10.04 installer, it still does not recognize my Vista installation, and only gives me the option of wiping the HDD. From googling and searching these forums, it appears as though the problem is that the free space and the Dell MediaDirect partitions overlap and this is why the free space is not recognized by ubuntu.
I'm having trouble getting Ubuntu installed on my desktop, I'm trying to get a dual boot going with Windows 7.
The Windows 7 install was fine and the OS is working with no problems at all. But when I try and install Ubuntu, the installer can't see any hard disks on the system. The first screen is OK where it checks for available disk space, but on the following screen there are no disks listed.
I can boot into the Live CD with no problems, and I can see the disk and create partitions with GParted, but when I go back into the install it can't see them. fdisk -l can see them as well code...
I tried using the all_generic_ide option as well because I saw that in another post but it didn't help. I'm not really sure where to go from here, I've looked in the BIOS and there's very few options relating to the HDD, and none of them seem relevant. There's no RAID configuration or anything weird like that.
The machine is an AMD 64 with a Gigabyte GA-K8N-SLI motherboard. The HDD is a 250GB SATA2. The disk seems fine, and I've verified the install DVD as well, it seems to be OK (I tried both the 32 and 64 bit installers).