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    Default Can't connect (Cable modem+router)

    Hey!
    I successfully installed openSUSE 11.0 earlier today but I can't seem to get internet to work. This is my main problem since internet gives me much more flexibility to take care of my other problems later. I am using a cable modem and a D-Link router (all cables, no wi-fi) and I have tried it without the router but I just can't get it to connect. I'd appreciate any help you guys can give me. If there is any information you might need just ask and I can look it up

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    Menes Narmer NNTP User

    Default Re: Can't connect (Cable modem+router)

    MilkDrop wrote:

    > I successfully installed openSUSE 11.0 earlier today but I can't seem
    > to get internet to work. This is my main problem since internet gives
    > me much more flexibility to take care of my other problems later. I am
    > using a cable modem and a D-Link router (all cables, no wi-fi) and I
    > have tried it without the router but I just can't get it to connect.
    > I'd appreciate any help you guys can give me. If there is any
    > information you might need just ask and I can look it up


    @MilkDrop, what's the output of the following commands:

    'ifconfig'
    'route -n'
    'hwinfo --netcard'
    'lsmod'

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    Default Re: Can't connect (Cable modem+router)

    Quote Originally Posted by Menes Narmer View Post
    @MilkDrop, what's the output of the following commands:

    'ifconfig'
    'route -n'
    'hwinfo --netcard'
    'lsmod'
    I went into ordinary terminal (64-bit version, not 32-bit) and I could only execute the 'lsmod' command. The others were not found.

    This is the output of lsmod:

    Module Size Used by
    lp 30436 0
    parport_pc 59592 0
    ppdev 26504 0
    parport 60448 3 lp,parport_pc,ppdev
    st 58404 0
    ide_disk 33664 0
    ide_cd_mod 56208 0
    ide_core 160048 2 ide_disk,ide_cd_mod
    joydev 30848 0
    binfmt_misc 30220 1
    snd_pcm_oss 68992 0
    snd_mixer_oss 35584 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_midi 27648 0
    snd_seq_midi_event 25728 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 83600 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    ipv6 331544 18
    af_packet 42624 2
    microcode 32808 0
    firmware_class 27776 1 microcode
    fuse 72256 3
    loop 37508 0
    dm_mod 88600 0
    snd_ca0106 58640 3
    snd_rawmidi 46976 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_ca0106
    snd_seq_device 26516 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
    snd_ac97_codec 143048 1 snd_ca0106
    snd_pcm 115208 4 snd_pcm_oss,snd_ca0106,snd_ac97_codec
    snd_timer 45072 3 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    rtc_cmos 28728 0
    usbhid 65488 0
    hid 59296 1 usbhid
    rtc_core 41012 1 rtc_cmos
    ohci1394 50868 0
    ff_memless 23176 1 usbhid
    snd 96248 14 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_ca0106,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
    soundcore 26000 1 snd
    ac97_bus 19072 1 snd_ac97_codec
    rtc_lib 20224 1 rtc_core
    floppy 83048 0
    sr_mod 35636 1
    forcedeth 72588 0
    ieee1394 122216 1 ohci1394
    snd_page_alloc 28688 2 snd_ca0106,snd_pcm
    cdrom 53416 2 ide_cd_mod,sr_mod
    button 27040 0
    sg 56912 0
    i2c_nforce2 24192 0
    i2c_core 45344 1 i2c_nforce2
    ehci_hcd 56204 0
    ohci_hcd 42500 0
    sd_mod 47280 5
    usbcore 188248 4 usbhid,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
    edd 28176 0
    ext3 170768 1
    mbcache 27396 1 ext3
    jbd 82240 1 ext3
    fan 23944 0
    pata_amd 33284 0
    sata_nv 46860 4
    libata 194976 2 pata_amd,sata_nv
    scsi_mod 194904 5 st,sr_mod,sg,sd_mod,libata
    dock 29344 1 libata
    thermal 43040 0
    processor 72668 1 thermal

    I have been under the impression that it should work out of the box. But if I need to get some sort of drivers or something, just tell me a good site for linux drivers

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    Default Re: Can't connect (Cable modem+router)

    and also the output of;

    cat /etc/resolv.conf (telling you which dns servers are being used)

    Cheers,
    Wj

    edit: also don't forget the outputs for ;
    'ifconfig'
    'route -n'
    'hwinfo --netcard'
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Can't connect (Cable modem+router)

    Found this while surfing around:
    "I’ve upgraded my home PC to OpenSUSE 10.3RC1 and so far I’m really impressed. Overall it feels more responsive and polished then 10.2.

    Here’s a couple of notes. My motherboard is an ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus. During the installation, I could not get the network card to work. The trick is when you get to the point when it loads networking do the following:

    # rmmod forcedeth
    # modprobe forcedeth msi=0 msix=0

    After the install, add the above to your /etc/modprobe.conf to get networking to work."

    Could someone explain a bit better what I should do? =)

    I just open the file /etc/modprobe.conf and add those 2 lines and that's it? Really? That easy?

    Magic31, Ill get back and do a edit with the output in a few mins, just wanted to let you know that the terminal didn't respond to the other 3 commands you guys wanted the output for. It said "bash: ifconfig: command not found" and the same for the other 2 :/

    Edit: resolv.conf said,
    #
    search site

    That's it :/

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    Default Re: Can't connect (Cable modem+router)

    the ifconfig not being found is because it's a 'administrative' command.
    Either include /sbin (e.g. /sbin/ifconfig) or become root (using ' su - ') to get all the paths added that include admin tools.

    Well, seeing resolv.conf is empty, thats your first issue.

    Curios to see what ifconfig will return, if you do have a correct ip address (what ifconfig should tell you) then the dns name servers are not getting put in the resolv.conf.

    The /sbin/route command should show if you do have a default gateway set (which should be pointing to your router).

    Might be an idea to check which values you have (ip / dns / gateway) using ' ipconfig /all ' in xp and statically assign the same values in openSUSE using YaST > Network Settings.

    If it then works your network driver seems to load ok but dhcp is not doing it's thing correctly.

    Hope that helps!

    Off to get some beauty sleep so will check back in the morning.

    Cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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    Problem solved! I am writing this message from my computer running openSUSE 11.0! Turns out it was that probemod.conf thing. So, for anyone who is interested.. ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS (and all other motherboards with the same network card i guess) has a bug in the bios that affects linux users of (as far as I know) any distribution. The way to fix this is to add the line "options forcedeth msi=0 msix=0" into /etc/probemod.conf.local - Works like a charm now. Boy am I glad I chose suse! I'm loving it. Now a few more minor problem solvings and then its cuztomizing time! Thanks alot for your help, and all the help in my last thread. I couldn't have done this without you guys!

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    Default Re: Can't connect (Cable modem+router)

    Welcome to the club !!

    Glad you have it going & rest me to say : have alot of fun!

    Also thanks for posting the solution.

    Cheers,
    Wj
    Have a lot of fun!

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