how to set up the network

Dears all:
Recently, I tried to build up a workstation for Linux by myself. I have installed the 64-bit open Suse 12.1 to my workstation. However, I cannot set up the network. I have a IP address and set up the /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth1 and routes files. But it doesn’t work. Can you give me your hands?
Sincerely yours
Chin-Hung Lai 2012,04,12

On Thu, 12 Apr 2012 03:46:02 +0000, chlai125 wrote:

> Dears all:
> Recently, I tried to build up a workstation for Linux by myself. I have
> installed the 64-bit open Suse 12.1 to my workstation. However, I cannot
> set up the network. I have a IP address and set up the
> /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth1 and routes files. But it doesn’t work.
> Can you give me your hands?
> Sincerely yours Chin-Hung Lai 2012,04,12

Use YaST to configure the network - it’s far easier than trying to tweak
the config files by hand.

If it doesn’t detect the hardware, you’ll need to tell us what hardware
you’re using.

Jim


Jim Henderson
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IMO
You’ll also have to post some detail about what you’re trying to setup.

So, for instance nowadays machines should self-configure routing tables automatically for most scenarios… Only in situations where auto discovery doesn’t work or multiple paths do you need to do some manual entries.

For starters on this subject, recommend you do some quick and light reading on how a default gateway works and how the routing table is automatically built.

I also recommend using YAST to configure not just “the network” but specifically the network card(s).

HtH,
TS