I have upgraded to kernel 3.10 from the kernel stable repos and now the ethernet is not working. The chip is the realtek r8168 and works natively with openSUSE 12.3 with kernels up to 3.9.7.
Yast tells me there is a problem and that it is probably due to firmware for the kernel being out of date. So I look in yast kernel firmware and there is another version of firmware available from kernel stable repo.
Would it be a problem to install this other firmware from kernel stable repo? I do not want to break my current config with kernel 3.9.7.