OpenSUSE 11 doesn't see my network card?

I’m a neophyte. I’m having difficulty accessing the internet in OpenSUSE 11. Heck, difficulty nothing – I just can’t access the internet. It doesn’t seem to see the ethernet card on my laptop. I have not been able to get the wireless to work either, in part cuz it wants to access online repositories, which I can’t do cuz I can’t access the internet even when I plug in directly (not wireless) by ethernet cable.

I’ve used Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion laptop, a dv52515us, and it recognizes my network card immediately. This is not a Ubuntu plug. I think I like OpenSUSE better, 'cept I can’t figure this one out. I just mention that to say that I know the card does work.

When I go to Hardware Information under YaST2, it does show the network card along with my wireless card. It describes the network card as a Realtek,RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (device identifier 98617). Under Drivers it lists two modules and says they are Active (also says “modprobe: Yes” but I don’t know what that means).

So I know it’s seeing something. But when I go under Network Devices, it doesn’t list it. It has icons only for DSL, ISDN, Modem and Network Settings.

Please help. I REALLY want to get this to work.

Thanks in advance,

More info on my problem. OpenSUSE clearly is seeing my card. When I go to Network Settings, it clearly lists my Ethernet Network Card. It says:

Device Name: eth0
Started automatically at boot
IP address assigned using DHCP

So when I try to save the network configuration it goes thru a list of things (write drivers information, write device configuration, etc.) until it gets to “Activate network services,” where it stops with an error message: “cannot access installation media (Medium 1). Check whether the server is accessible.”

The detail clearly says it’s trying to download something from an internet-based repository. Of course it cannot access it, cuz I don’t have internet access!

I hope that’s helpful.


just a guess but try leaving the cd/dvd in the drive it might be on there

I thought so too. I tried it and it didn’t work. It still tries to access the internet.


yeh even i faced the same problem

please help us out:(