[11.0] kernel updates borked for me

I’m fumbling in the dark here on this one.

All the 11.0 kernel upgrades are missing ethernet and X support for me. Only the ISO supplied kernel works ok.
If I try to upgrade then the network complains about not finding any eth0 or eth1 and the X driver just counts down and gives up.
All previous (10.1 10.2 10.3) versions have upgraded fine with yast.

I’m running the PAE kernel on an ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard.


If you tell us which chipset is used on the eternet card it might be possible to tell you if is supported by opensuse and of course on opensuse data base of supported hardware you can find it too.
Generally speaking Linux has the most problems with device intergrated on the MOBO
That why when I buy a new computer a few months ago I make sure that it has free PCI slots

I’ve read of openSUSE users with this motherboard having to update the BIOS to the latest version. Have you investigated whether there are any BIOS updates for your ASUS M2N32-SLI ?

Did you have any success in failsafe (or safesettings) boot?

If you have the basic kernel working with 11.0, to test the newer kernels, what you could do is:

  • backup your /boot/grub/menu.lst file
  • download the new kernel rpm to your hard drive, and then install it with the rpm command using: rpm -ivh kernel-name.rpm (substitute the exact kernel rpm file name for “kernel-name.rpm”) instead of “rpm -Uvh kernel-name.rpm”. By using “-ivh” you keep the old kernel.
  • then BEFORE rebooting go into your /boot/grub/menu.lst file and ensure it has been modified to dual boot to either kernel. Once that is confirmed, reboot, and you will have a choice as to which kernel.

Also, I have read of users with your mother board noting they: * “had to install using the 'noapic ’ command originally. Also, I had an issue where the LAN would not work in linux if I rebooted from Windows and loaded linux immediately. I had to totally power off the machine and turn off the power supply. Then, I rebooted and everything was fine - internet worked, etc.” * Reference: JLA FORUMS - AMD and Asus motherboard compatibility with Linux