No internet, wired or wireless...

Pretty new to Linux and just finished my first install of openSuSe. But I have a “network/internet” problem.

I installed 11.4 on one of my computers. The install disk was not a live CD, so I don’t know if the network would have been found before the install did its work or not. Later I downloaded and burned a live CD and it finds and works with the ethernet connection which is better than wireless anyway for my purpose with the desktop (a Dell Dimension 4300).

I have looked around on the OS and have not found any way to “look” for and automatically detect either of these cards. I am pretty sure that this can be fixed short of a new install, but I don’t have enough experience with linux and openSuSe to do it without you folks assistance.

I know I haven’t given you much info here, but if you let me know what you need from me, I’ll post here. I like what I see so far, but internet connectivity is absolutely a must have. So, I’m hoping you folks can help me out with this.

Ed J

Take a look at Yast - Network devices - Network settings. In your case, wired desired, it should be set to “Traditional method, using ifup” in the General Tab. The network devices should be configured to use DHCP, unless you want to set static IP addresses. My guess is that you had a wireless networkcard attached, during install.

Knurpht, I spent a lot of time searching and reading and trying stuff. One thing that had me messed up and I don’t know why or how it happened is that my password got mangled or something and I had to figure out how to recover and reset it. Once I did that, I was able to get both ethernet and wireless cards working. Lots of gold in this forum, but it takes some digging to find it.

Ed J