Eee PC and OpenSUSE 11.0


I got an ASUS Eee PC with Windows XP installed.
I partitioned it and installed Open SUSE 11.0 into it. Now when I to set up LAN, I havethe following error.

I go to YAST and Network Manager and this is what it shows :
Yast ‘Network card’ shows on device - Ethernet Network Card Not configured.

Ethernet Network Card (not connected)

Unable to configure the network card because the kernel device (eth0, wlan0) is not present. This is mostly caused by missing firmware (for wlan devices)

I realise the card does not have open source driver.

Now how do I go abt this problem??

Infact I got two Eee PCs and have installed SUSE. One should connect to DLink router and the other should be connected via LAN cable to another system.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks a ton

Probably a dumb question, but is the device enabled in your bios?

I found that the ethernet controller is Attansic and googled and got the name of the driver as atl1 driver.

Then I looked for atl1 driver for my kernel version( and came to this site

Attansic L1 driver

I just want to confirm if this is the right one.

I downloaded the driver from ‘our versions’ ‘2.1.3’.

Guess a simple ‘sudo make install’ should do…

Am I right?

Has anybody tried?

and how do I check i it is enabled in BIOS? do i go to some menu during boot?

Also, when i switch to WinXP ,of course I can see the LAN connection is on.

Well before installing I checked my /lib/modules…/kernel/drivers/net and was befuddled to find the atl1 driver…

SO guys now what could be the problem??

I have a qn:

I saw this :

ATL1E Linux Driver for Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. Unknown device 1026 (rev b0)
CAUTION: Do NOT confuse this with the ATL1 Driver (without the “E” at the end)

Does this mean I dnt have the driver? As mine is atl1