I’ve been using Opensuse for some years now, but without diving into the inner workings on Linux.
I installed Opensuse 11.3 64bit yesterday and the network(not wireless) cards didn’t work properly. When updating you got an error it couldn’t get contact with the server, but if you pressed try again often enough, in the end it usally downloaded, even if very slow.
I had the same problem when installing other Opensuse from 11 onwards. Then I either used an Intel card(that I can’t use any more since the motherboard got defective, and the replacment I bought didn’t have 8 or 16 pci-e contacts, but only pci-e 1x slots) or managed to install the Realtek driver after fiddeling so much that I can’t remember what I did.
I have 2 networkcards installed. One onboard relatek r8110/r8168b card and 1 Dlink 528T card. Same problem with both of the cards regarding the built in r8169 driver.
I unloaded the driver, and then added it to a blocklist, that I fouund on this forum. Installed another driver, downloaded from Relatek site. That was a wrong driver, and I unloaded and blocked that as well.
Downloaded the r1000:v1.7 driver, but when writing “make install” under root I get the following error:
install cannot stat ‘r1000.ko’ no such file or directorie
I then tried a old driver I had witrh autorun.sh file.
Running this I got:
check old driver and unload it.
So when I write ‘modprobe -l’ I get a r8101.ko driver that is loaded.
However if I write ‘modprobe -r r8101.ko’ it tells me module 8101.ko can’t be found.
So I gave up on r8168b, and tried 528T instead.
Downloaded a driver from dlink.
Unpack it, and enter the kernel 2.4 (there is no 2.6 option).
I changed the Makefile(as the readme tells me to do) to:
When I write ‘make’ I get the following error:
from dge28.c 52:
/usr/src/linux-2.6.34-12/include/linux/prefetch.h:14:27 fatal error asm/processor.h: no such file or directory
So I gave up on that as well.
Som what I need help for is to get at least 1 of the cards working, and working whitout taking a brake so often. I use it to stream video to a mediacenter I got, so a workable network card is important to me.
If you need more data that is written in the consoll please tell me(if possible) to store in on say a txt file that I can move over to my windows computer with usb-key, as I now have to manually write what I have wrote above.