I have a acer netbook which will load opensuse 11.0 thru 11.4 without issue an both my network devices will be functioning
I recently broke the screen on my netbook, an decided to make use of it as a firewall. So I loaded SLES 11 sp1. I have wifi, but no eth0.
My question is, can I copy the module which is used for eth0 from a functioning OpenSuse setup (maybe load a live cd an pull from there), an copy to sles hd an get my eth0 working, or is there more to than just copying the module to get it running?
More importantly than just getting this running, is to understand how this works.
SLES has some really neat options in the administration side as well security. It was a OpenSuSE firewall, an didn’t fare too well in the 3 months running. SLES installs much more secure out of the box, just requires some work to open up what needs for services you want.
OpenSuSE is the test bed for the SLES/SLED os. If I can not get this to work, I will fire up my old dual proc P3 1G which was the retired firewall. Understanding the dual power supplies an ultra 360 scsi drives sucking down wasted power is the primary reason for the switch. As well as making use of built in wifi (which does work). I just want the eth0 to work. An given its a suse product, it shouldnt be that hard.
Thanks for the input. If I find any neat tricks to get this working, I may try it.
(the mind ponders about the kernel, an if I pointed a repository to OpenSuSE an try selective updating)
So I cheated an pointed the machine to the OpenSuSE 11.4 update an OSS repository’s. Updated mkinitd to 2.6 an the kernel to 2.6.37. Now eth0 works. As soon as I get the system online, I will look at the dsmesg for the records of before an after to try an see what changed. I will report back with my findings later today.
I will also be starting a thread regarding my PS3 running OS11 ppc. It seems as if the wifi an eth are a bridge, as both show the same mac. But only 1 gets a IP. The new Thread will be about configuring it as a bridge so I can hook up a remote media device to the network. An the PS3 is being used as a file store for movies an such. Again, I will start a new thread on this.