My lap is HP pavilion dv5-1017.
HP Pavilion dv5-1017nr Notebook PC - Product Specifications
It seems openSuSE 11 doesnt recognize my ethernet device though openSuSE 10.3 does it.
Any idea how to install/fix this ?
PD. Its shocked that later version of openSuSE is more stable on this issue than a newer version.
Supportability team is making something else …
Have a look here
HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless - openSUSE
Although your device is not recorded - I suspect it will work. Scroll to the Intel section and see what other have been doing, the nearest device to yours may be the best place to start.
Other help: HOWTOs - openSUSE