How to use/configure the NIC on my dell inspiron N4010

i will like to know how to install ethernet drivers dell inspiron N4010 on opensuse 11.3,
when i go to YaST > Network Devices > Network Settings and then i have a Warning message " Network is currently controlled by NetworkManager and its settings cannot be edited by Yast. Then i click on OK, i go to Global Options and i click on Traditional Method with ifup, and then i go to Overview and i have this information:

Name IP Address
Attansic Ethernet controller Not configured
Broadcom WLAN controller DHCP

thank you very much for all the help than you can bring me, is my first time using openSuse , i previously install Ubuntu and i had some similar problem with the internet i hope fix that problem as soon as possible and keep using openSuse,
Other thing is that i don’t have any internet connection with this laptop even wire or wireless connection


Juan J

I am having the same problem. If a solution appears please tell me lol!

A good place to start is with

/sbin/lspci -nnk

Find the entry reporting your ethernet chipset. From other N4010 threads, I’m assuming its as follows

04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications AR8152 v1.1 Fast
Ethernet [1969:2060] (rev c1)

This chipset is supported by the atl1c driver.

Edit: More info

modinfo atl1c
filename:       /lib/modules/
license:        GPL
description:    Atheros 1000M Ethernet Network Driver
author:         Jie Yang <>
srcversion:     506E57E5EAD8D2D885AA40E
alias:          pci:v00001969d00001073sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v00001969d00002062sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v00001969d00002060sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v00001969d00001062sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
alias:          pci:v00001969d00001063sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
vermagic: SMP preempt mod_unload modversions 686

The attansic (1969:1063) chipset and others are listed above. So, check your lspci results against the pci chipset codes above.