I am a newbie to Linux trying to move away from WinXP to Suse 10.1. Most of my system is working except for the most important part - my network. I use the ASUS P5PL2 motherboard with an integrated Realtek ethernet controller and this works fine on WinXP. After installing Suse linux 10.1, the system information in YaST indicates AsusTek Ethernet Controller under Network Devices but the system never seems to acknowledge the existence of eth0 interface. ifconfig -a only lists lo and sit0....no eth0. Any command/function I use through YaST or the command line keeps saying 'eth0 - unknown interface or eth0 - no such device'. I am at my wit's end. Please help.
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Go into Yast and configure the card. Follow the menu items and pick DHCP at start. Then see if the interface comes up. You may need to reboot for it to work right off.
BTW, are you using the 64 bit version of SuSE or the 32 bit version?
[Edited by danleff on 2006-05-31 02:25:09]
Network cards are cheap, and might be the quickest and easiest to get you up and running.
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Can you look at the device and tell us what revision that you have of the dongle. There are several;
The revision will determine what the chipset is on the dongle and assist in how to get it going.
Revision B1 this one is yours with the Ralink chipset
In any case, you can get this dongle to work by using ndiswrapper and your native Ralink drivers for Win 2000 on the driver cd. See this thread that I found. You will need to consider how your system connects to the Internet and make the appropriate modifications. For example, does your ISP use a static or dynamic (DHCP) connection.
Also, realize that you need to know your essid name for the router and passphrase (WEP or WPA), if you have these configured in the router.