I think this will probably be a pretty simple fix, but I don’t know where to begin. I installed opensuse 11 64 bit last week and had no problems except that every program that i tried to install had some problems. Eventually, I decided that I would just skip the hassles and install the 32 bit system. The install went fine except, for some reason, I get no internet connection. It worked ‘out-of-the-box’ for the 64 bit version but it will not work at all in the 32 bit. I am running opensuse 11 on KDE 4. I am familiar with linux but am not at all familiar with KDE. Will someone please help me get my internet connection working so I am not held hostage in windows forever. BTW, I have adsl with no wireless connection. My ethernet card is a broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated. Thank you in advance
Have you been in to Yast - Network Devices - Network Settings to check your card settings.
there is many posibilities you did not talk about…
how your adsl modem is set pppoe or a server?
what you use before to start internet connection? if, networkmanager, kinternet or somthing else…
Thank you so much for your fast replies. Here is what I found out. My card is recognized in suse as a BCM4401-B0 100BaseTX. It is assigned a Mac address but I didn’t copy it down… sorry. Device Name: eth0. Set to start automatically at boot. IP assigned using DHCP. Still no internet connection at all.
Thanks for your help. Sorry if I neglected to post something that could be important. It is not set as a server, so I guess that means it is pppoe. As I mentioned in my intial post, it worked out of the box before so I just logged into suse and opened the browser and it worked. I have no idea why, when I switched from 64 bit to 32 bit, it was not auto detected and ready to go. I hope this helps.
It is not set as a server, so I guess that means it is pppoe.
if you use pppoe afaik it should be something that start it… when i setup it to my friend with adsl modem calisto blablabla… i use yast>dsl>add new connection>pppoe(ppp on ethernet) mode
and then i need to add some info (login and password) that my provider give me
from other side at home i have another modem that have linux inside and i can connect to it like to ordinary ethernet connection and throw ssh telnet or http face i can configure this device… i have setup this box once. and when i connect to it laptop it works out of a box…
I have no idea why, when I switched from 64 bit to 32 bit, it was not auto detected and ready to go. I hope this helps.
as an i cheers
Later I will try see if pppoe is switched on and give that a shot. i will post back after I try it. Thanks for the help
Thank you so much for your help. I tried what you recommended and, after a lot of hassle, I got it to work. It had a couple of couple of packages that it needed to install. It tried to install them from the internet, but I had no internet connection. After playing around I found the repositories and disabled all the internet repositories. Then it managed to install. Now I have internet! YAY! Again, thank you for your help.