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    Default no wired network connection with 13.1 32-bit xfce

    I installed openSUSE 13.1 32-bit xfce on a ThinkPad 600E. Installation went OK, but the system will not connect to the local network. It uses a PCMCIA card and cable to connect to a router. The card and router lights show activity. Network manager reports it is requesting a connection, but then disconnects. The card is set up as eth0, and uses the correct driver. It cannot ping the gateway (192.168.1.1).

    When I move this same PCMCIA card and cable to another laptop running openSUSE 13.1 32-bit KDE, it immediately gets an IP address from the router, and is connected to the local network.

    I have compared network and firewall setting on the two machines, and they seem to be the same. I used both network manager and ifup on the xfce system to try to get connected, but nothing works.

    KDE is doing something right that xfce is not duplicating. Any idea what needs changing?

    Thanks,
    Howard

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    Default Re: no wired network connection with 13.1 32-bit xfce

    You should start by examining /var/log/messages for any messages that relate to the network interface concerned. Assuming you have it configured to be managed with ifup, what happens when you try to bring the interface up manually with
    Code:
    ifup <name of interface>

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    Default Re: no wired network connection with 13.1 32-bit xfce

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    You should start by examining /var/log/messages for any messages that relate to the network interface concerned. Assuming you have it configured to be managed with ifup, what happens when you try to bring the interface up manually with
    Code:
    ifup <name of interface>
    /var/log/messages contains lots of lines like
    Code:
    2014-02-10T21:31:28.661013-08:00 600E-oS131 dhcpcd[1471]: eth0: timed out
    2014-02-10T21:31:28.675329-08:00 600E-oS131 dhcpcd[1471]: eth0: trying to use old lease in `/var/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-eth0.info'
    2014-02-10T21:31:28.691375-08:00 600E-oS131 dhcpcd[1471]: eth0: broadcasting for a lease
    2014-02-10T21:31:48.694211-08:00 600E-oS131 dhcpcd[1471]: eth0: timed out
    2014-02-10T21:31:48.708388-08:00 600E-oS131 dhcpcd[1471]: eth0: trying to use old lease in `/var/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-eth0.info'
    2014-02-10T21:31:48.724501-08:00 600E-oS131 dhcpcd[1471]: eth0: broadcasting for a lease
    ifup gives
    Code:
    600E-oS131:/home/howard # ifup eth0
    600E-oS131:/home/howard #
    I booted the laptop into Puppy Linux, and it got an IP address of 169.254.159.225 which makes no sense to me. Local network is 192.168.x.x. With that, Puppy Linux could not get to the internet or any local machines.
    Thanks,
    Howard

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    Default Re: no wired network connection with 13.1 32-bit xfce

    Do you have a valid link?
    Code:
    ethtool eth0
    When you issued 'ifup eth0' did you get an address at that time?
    Code:
    ifconfig
    I booted the laptop into Puppy Linux, and it got an IP address of 169.254.159.225 which makes no sense to me. Local network is 192.168.x.x. With that, Puppy Linux could not get to the internet or any local machines.
    Thanks,
    Howard
    That is a default address assigned when DHCP fails.

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    Default Re: no wired network connection with 13.1 32-bit xfce

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Do you have a valid link?
    Code:
    600E-oS131:/home/howard # ethtool eth0
    Settings for eth0:
    No data available
    600E-oS131:/home/howard #
    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    When you issued 'ifup eth0' did you get an address at that time?
    Code:
    600E-oS131:/home/howard # ifup eth0
    600E-oS131:/home/howard # ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:C7:DC:99:90  
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:10944 (10.6 Kb)
              Interrupt:3 Base address:0x300 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:3360 (3.2 Kb)  TX bytes:3360 (3.2 Kb)
    
    600E-oS131:/home/howard #
    Howard

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    Default Re: no wired network connection with 13.1 32-bit xfce

    Run ethtool after you have done 'ifup eth0'

    In any case, no address assigned. Did you configure this card with YaST first?

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    Default Re: no wired network connection with 13.1 32-bit xfce

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Run ethtool after you have done 'ifup eth0'

    In any case, no address assigned. Did you configure this card with YaST first?
    I configured the card with both YaST and network manager. YaST sees the card as
    Code:
    CreditCard 10Base-T 
    MAC : 00:80:c7:dc:99:90
    BusID : 1.0
    • Device Name: eth0
    • Started automatically on cable connection
    • IP address assigned using DHCP4
    I ran ethtool after 'ifup eth0' but got the same result
    Code:
    600E-oS131:/home/howard # ethtool eth0
    Settings for eth0:
    No data available
    600E-oS131:/home/howard #
    YaST loads the correct driver. Card and router lights indicate traffic, but the laptop does not get a network address.
    Thanks,
    Howard

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    Default Re: no wired network connection with 13.1 32-bit xfce

    Well, I think it's time we knew more about your network hardware (chipset) and driver in use
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    Hopefully, others can advise further

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Well, I think it's time we knew more about your network hardware (chipset) and driver in use
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    Hopefully, others can advise further
    For hardware, 600E,
    Code:
    600E-oS131:/home/howard # /sbin/lspci -nnk
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge [8086:7190] (rev 03)
        Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge [8086:7191] (rev 03)
        Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:02.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1251A [104c:ac1d]
        Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:00eb]
        Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
        Kernel modules: yenta_socket
    00:02.1 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCI1251A [104c:ac1d]
        Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:00eb]
        Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
        Kernel modules: yenta_socket
    00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Cirrus Logic CS 4610/11 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] [1013:6001] (rev 01)
        Subsystem: IBM CS4610 SoundFusion Audio Accelerator [1014:1010]
        Kernel modules: snd_cs46xx
    00:07.0 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA [8086:7110] (rev 02)
    00:07.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE [8086:7111] (rev 01)
        Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
        Kernel modules: ata_piix, pata_acpi, ata_generic
    00:07.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB [8086:7112] (rev 01)
        Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
        Kernel modules: uhci_hcd
    00:07.3 Bridge [0680]: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI [8086:7113] (rev 02)
        Kernel modules: i2c_piix4
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Neomagic Corporation NM2200 [MagicGraph 256AV] [10c8:0005] (rev 20)
        Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad 570 [1014:00dd]
        Kernel modules: neofb
    02:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation OHCI USB Controller [1033:0035] (rev 43)
        Subsystem: Adaptec Device [9005:0016]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci
    02:00.1 USB controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation OHCI USB Controller [1033:0035] (rev 43)
        Subsystem: Adaptec Device [9005:0016]
        Kernel driver in use: ohci-pci
        Kernel modules: ohci_pci
    02:00.2 USB controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation uPD72010x USB 2.0 Controller [1033:00e0] (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Adaptec Device [9005:0c1e]
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
        Kernel modules: ehci_pci
    02:00.3 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments TSB43AB22A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [iOHCI-Lynx] [104c:8023]
        Subsystem: Adaptec Device [9005:0037]
        Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
        Kernel modules: firewire_ohci
    600E-oS131:/home/howard #
    and for the 600E network
    Code:
    600E-oS131:/home/howard # ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:C7:DC:99:90  
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:16074 (15.6 Kb)
              Interrupt:3 Base address:0x300 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:3360 (3.2 Kb)  TX bytes:3360 (3.2 Kb)
    
    600E-oS131:/home/howard #
    In comparison, for the X41 that connects to the network as soon as the same card is plugged in
    Code:
    howard@X41-os123:~> /sbin/lspci -nnk
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller [8086:2590] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad Z60t [1014:0575]
            Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller [8086:2592] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0582]
            Kernel driver in use: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller [8086:2792] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0582]
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2660] (rev 03)
            Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 [8086:2658] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0565]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 [8086:2659] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0565]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 [8086:265a] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0565]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.3 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 [8086:265b] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0565]
            Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:265c] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0566]
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev d3)
    00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:266e] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0581]
            Kernel driver in use: snd_intel8x0
    00:1e.3 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:266d] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0576]
            Kernel driver in use: snd_intel8x0m
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:2641] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0568]
            Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
    00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller [8086:2653] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:056a]
            Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:266a] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:056b]
            Kernel driver in use: i801_smbus
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:167d] (rev 11)
            Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad Z60t [1014:0577]
            Kernel driver in use: tg3
    04:00.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II [1180:0476] (rev 8d)
            Subsystem: IBM Device [1014:0555]
            Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    04:00.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 13)
            Subsystem: IBM ThinkPad X60s / Z60t [1014:0556]
            Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    04:02.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection [8086:4220] (rev 05)
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:2711]
            Kernel driver in use: ipw2200
    howard@X41-os123:~>
    which X41 network manager sees as
    Code:
    Type: Wired Ethernet
    Connection State: Connected
    IP Address: 192.168.1.143
    Connection Speed: Unknown
    System Name: eth2
    MAC Address: 00:80:C7:DC:99:90
    Driver: xirc2ps_cs
    and also X41
    Code:
    X41-os123:/home/howard # ifconfig
    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0A:E4:3F:8B:6D  
              UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
              Interrupt:16 
    
    eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:13:CE:D4:8D:57  
              inet addr:192.168.1.145  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::213:ceff:fed4:8d57/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:141701 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:83091 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:203088320 (193.6 Mb)  TX bytes:10578497 (10.0 Mb)
    
    eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:C7:DC:99:90  
              inet addr:192.168.1.143  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
              inet6 addr: fe80::280:c7ff:fedc:9990/64 Scope:Link
              UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:89 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:49 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
              RX bytes:7757 (7.5 Kb)  TX bytes:10528 (10.2 Kb)
              Interrupt:4 Base address:0x3300 
    
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
              inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
              RX packets:175 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:175 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
              RX bytes:11694 (11.4 Kb)  TX bytes:11694 (11.4 Kb)
    
    tun0      Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
              inet addr:10.188.1.6  P-t-P:10.188.1.5  Mask:255.255.255.255
              UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
              RX packets:124197 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:73652 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
              RX bytes:172728992 (164.7 Mb)  TX bytes:4247083 (4.0 Mb)
    
    X41-os123:/home/howard #
    Anyone see the problem here?
    Thanks,
    Howard

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    Default Re: no wired network connection with 13.1 32-bit xfce

    Going back to your original statement
    Network manager reports it is requesting a connection, but then disconnects. The card is set up as eth0, and uses the correct driver.
    1. It might be useful to examine/report the connection errors in /var/log/NetworkManager.

    FWIW, this may (or may not) be relevant, but I stumbled across one Ubuntu thread where the user reports that NM has problems detecting the carrier state of a particular Xircom card.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1981329

    2. You might try switching to ifup instead (via YaST) and configure the card there. See if that makes the difference with getting a working connection with this hardware.

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