Have just fitted a new motherboard - Gigabyte 970 gaming edition.
Took the opportunity to ‘Upgrade’ (using the upgrade function) from 13.2 to Leap 42.1.
Upgrade seem to go ok; only one error ‘Couldn’t retrieve plex repository’ but it did seem to pull through all other required repos, so I assume (rightly or wrongly) that it connected to the internet during upgrade - it did modprobe? on the network connection and gave no errors.
Anyway - now it’s booted everything works apart from the internet connection. Tried configuring from Yast but getting nowhere. Below is the output from some basic commands I see you guys ask for in other posts, hopefully you can give me a steer from here:
That’s simply because you have a new network device, where the config of the old one is still present. Use Yast - System - Networksettings to remove the old config, then configure the new one with the proper values.
I’m not seeing anything in network settings to help??
I can delete the existing entry - Killer gigabyte card etc etc and add new Ethernet card; dynamic or static IP; but still no joy.
If I edit the existing killer entry I still get no connection…Is it easier to just do a fresh install of Leap rather than the upgrade?
At least some of the AMD 970 boards need the kernel boot parameter iommu=soft to get both network card and USB3 working at the same time. I don’t know if your motherboard is affected but it might be worth a shot booting with that.
Your original “ifconfig” post should have displayed more than just a loopback address.
I see nothing, not even a MAC address.
So, you have a fundamental network card install problem which you have to resolve before you can even start to think about configuring it
Look for a hardware issue like what deano is suggesting. Besides the link light on the router, look for the link activity light on your machine’s network card, it should shine steadily indicating a physical connection but not blinking because it’s not configured.
Display the results of ip addr, it shows slightly different info
If all else fails, you can try re-installing. Since your system doesn’t have a network connection (do you have another adapter so you can do an online re-install?), you need to use a DVD.
Ended up doing a full clean install of Leap. Probably the easiest route TBH; cleared up a few other niggles I was having with 13.2 and some old stuff hanging around that I hadn’t removed cleanly. So all good and up and running now.