I have a new Compaq PresarioCQ71 with a Realtek RTl8101E Ethernet-Card.
I tried to download the driver from the Realtek site, but when i followed the instructions and tried to install it, there was something missing:
# make clean modules
make: *** No rule to create >>modules<<. Quit.
make: *** [modules] Error 2
So i have the question if there is a way to solve this problem.
I take it that the network card isn’t auto detected on install.
You need to download the kernel modules to compile the driver. Go to yast>software>software management and filter on patterns>kernel development and install the kernel development. This should give you the required files.
Check in yast>network devices>network and configure the card. You may need to add a card and specify what it is.
If the module is installed, it should find it.
If not, you may need to load the driver. As root you would type: