Network Not Working

Hi~

I’ve decided to give this distro a go and I have had nothing but problems with trying to get the network to work.

The network settings are seeing my network card but it isn’t getting an IP address or talking to the router.

I managed to get it to work (can’t remember how) then went to update opensuse then it killed KDE…

After that I haven’t been able to get it to work and I am at the point of ditching this disto for good.

Any help on fixing this would be great.

Thanks.

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What do you see in /var/log/messages when you restart the network with
rcnetwork restart (run as ‘root’)? Have you tried setting your
network card to a static IP address, gateway, and DNS to see if you can
do anything at that point? What brand/model card do you have? Did it
work with other distros or with another OS before this? Does it work
with a Knoppix or opensuse LiveCD? Are you opting for Network Manager
or the traditional setup of networking in Yast?

Good luck.

insty wrote:
> Hi~
>
> I’ve decided to give this distro a go and I have had nothing but
> problems with trying to get the network to work.
>
> The network settings are seeing my network card but it isn’t getting an
> IP address or talking to the router.
>
> I managed to get it to work (can’t remember how) then went to update
> opensuse then it killed KDE…
>
> After that I haven’t been able to get it to work and I am at the point
> of ditching this disto for good.
>
> Any help on fixing this would be great.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
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Fedora, K/Ubuntu, Mint all work with this network card, even OpenSuse did for about 20mins (before updater killed my install).
I have tried setting static ip’s and they all failed also.

My network card is: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller

And I am using traditional.

Thanks.

I googled this: “Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet”
It’s problematic in Fedora and Ubu and Suse, exhibiting the symptoms you describe. Earlier Linux kernels need the Realtek drivers. I don’t know whether they still do. What Suse version are you using?

Weird, considering that they worked fine out of the install.

Version I am using is 11.0

How many and which drivers do you see if you go to Yast → Network Devices → Network Settings. Highlight the card → edit → hardware → module name