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  1. #1
    esist NNTP User

    Default Network not working on M7

    Just wondering if anyone could suggest why I can't get ANY networking working on M7. I have a broadcom wireless card, which I know I have to install WL for (or ndiswrapper, but I find WL easier), but I can't even get the "Broadcom 440x 10/100" ethernet connection to work (which previously worked out of the box) and manually downloading and trying to install the packages as RPMs doesn't work.

    Anyone have any idea why this is, or how I might find a solution?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Network not working on M7

    As you are using a test version you should consider writing a bug report.

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/

    (Of course you will have to provide sufficient information, which is a little more than you provided here, even if you want somebody helping you in this forum.)

  3. #3
    esist NNTP User

    Default Re: Network not working on M7

    I expected that to write a bug report, I'd need more information. It's just I don't know how to get any

    It's not like an error pops up if I connect an ethernet cable. It just doesn't react

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    Default Re: Network not working on M7

    Here's the deal if you wish to use alpha/beta/pre-release then don't expect much hand holding unless it is known.

    Next you have to have some very basic troubleshooting skills, say the developer says I need a backtrace of xyz binary. Were you to know then you would have a basic understanding of the ways you would go about troubleshooting network problems i.e how all the bits go together and a rough idea where in the stack your problem may be.

    If you don't know where to begin then what you have is nothing more than a looksie.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
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    Default Re: Network not working on M7

    Quote Originally Posted by esist View Post
    I expected that to write a bug report, I'd need more information. It's just I don't know how to get any
    Submitting Bug Reports - openSUSE

  6. #6
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Network not working on M7

    esist wrote:

    > Just wondering if anyone could suggest why I can't get ANY networking
    > working on M7. I have a broadcom wireless card, which I know I have to
    > install WL for (or ndiswrapper, but I find WL easier), but I can't even
    > get the "Broadcom 440x 10/100" ethernet connection to work (which
    > previously worked out of the box) and manually downloading and trying to
    > install the packages as RPMs doesn't work.
    >
    > Anyone have any idea why this is, or how I might find a solution?


    Better provide a bit more data about your setup :-)

    - Is the wired card being properly detected by the system?
    - Have you tried to configure you adapter with both methods ("ifup"
    and "networkmanager") and both fail?
    - What is the current and exact problem you are experiencing (i.e., "cannot
    browse Internet" or "can ping hosts but seems to fail with dns queries")?
    - How about the output of command "rcnetwork status" and "ifstatus eth0"?

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

  7. #7
    esist NNTP User

    Default Re: Network not working on M7

    I know how to do a traceback, but it's not like something is crashing - it's as though the driver isn't installed (even though it doesn't need an additional one). I wasn't expecting "handholding" but maybe a suggestion on finding where the problem was.

    Camalen, I tried both methods, but ifup also fails. Not just browsing is the issue, pings and everything else (it doesn't even get to getting the DNS servers from the router), it doesn't establish any connection at all. Though I see a recently added issue in Bugzilla which might be the same. It doesn't have a solution, but it does have a workaround, so I'll see if I can get it working using that.

  8. #8
    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Network not working on M7

    esist wrote:

    > I know how to do a traceback, but it's not like something is crashing -
    > it's as though the driver isn't installed (even though it doesn't need
    > an additional one). I wasn't expecting "handholding" but maybe a
    > suggestion on finding where the problem was.
    >
    > Camalen, I tried both methods, but ifup also fails. Not just browsing
    > is the issue, pings and everything else (it doesn't even get to getting
    > the DNS servers from the router), it doesn't establish any connection at
    > all. Though I see a recently added issue in Bugzilla which might be the
    > same. It doesn't have a solution, but it does have a workaround, so I'll
    > see if I can get it working using that.


    We are not "wizards" (well, maybe someone yes :-P) to know what the problem
    could be :-)

    We need to know some "background" before (for example, the output of the
    commands I told you) so we can get an approach to the problem... if you
    want we to help you, of course.

    It can be anything... if the adapter in not even detected, maybe the module
    of the card is not properly loaded or is loading the wrong one. If you are
    not getting an IP, you can try by using static one (instead of using a dhcp
    setup). It also can be a bug, of course, and so on...

    Greetings,

    --
    Camalen

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    Default Re: Network not working on M7

    esist wrote:
    > Just wondering if anyone could suggest why I can't get ANY networking
    > working on M7. I have a broadcom wireless card, which I know I have to
    > install WL for (or ndiswrapper, but I find WL easier), but I can't even
    > get the "Broadcom 440x 10/100" ethernet connection to work (which
    > previously worked out of the box) and manually downloading and trying to
    > install the packages as RPMs doesn't work.
    >
    > Anyone have any idea why this is, or how I might find a solution?


    I have two questions? (1) Are you sure you need the Broadcom wl
    driver, or ndiswrapper? That will depend on the model of wireless
    device you have. You may just need to install firmware. (2) Have you
    done anything to blacklist ssb? If so, that will be interfering with
    your 440x as it _MUST_ have ssb to work. In case you did not
    understand that, the Broadcom wl driver or ndiswrapper with the
    Windows driver are incompatible with the 440x!!!

  10. #10
    systophrenic NNTP User

    Default Re: Network not working on M7

    I have M7 with ndiswrapper (WL wouldn't compile w/ M6 kernel and I dropped it since). nm-applet worked w/ M6, but fails since update (says networking Disabled).
    It fails to get any responses from NetworkManager/dbus...

    console gives:
    nm-applet --sm-disable

    ** (nm-applet:6105): WARNING **: _nm_object_get_property: Error getting 'WirelessHardwareEnabled' for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.


    ** (nm-applet:6105): WARNING **: _nm_object_get_property: Error getting 'State' for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.


    ** (nm-applet:6105): WARNING **: nm_client_get_devices: error getting devices: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.


    ** (nm-applet:6105): WARNING **: _nm_object_get_property: Error getting 'ActiveConnections' for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.


    ** (nm-applet:6105): WARNING **: _nm_object_get_property: Error getting 'State' for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.


    ** (nm-applet:6105): WARNING **: _nm_object_get_property: Error getting 'ActiveConnections' for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

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