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Missing driver on Suse Linux 11.0 ?

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When I tried to configure my network adapter (assign it an IP address) using Yast2 (Suse 11.0)  network settings,
"Edit" button was greyed  out and there was a following message:

" Unable to configure the network card because the kernel device (eth0,wlan0) is not present.
This is mostly caused by missing firmware (for wlan devices)

Check dmesg for output"

I checked dmesg ' did not find anything.


Does this mean I need a driver ?/

How to install a driver in Suse 11.0 ?
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by:tjilp
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You could give this place a visit
It helps a lot whit your wifi
http://linuxwireless.org

Since you are talking about 82573L and 82573E  which look like intel giga bit network cards (wired) I am guessing you have a intel wifi card.
In that case you are in luck, most intel wifi works on linux.

p.s. next time mention which wifi card you are using and/or which wifi chipset.

Tjilp
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by:tjilp
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If this is about your gigabit card , there is something strange happening.
My experience is that intel gigabit cards work out of the box.
Could you have a look at your message log and the output from the command dmesg to see if there are any errors in there?
While you are at it , put the output of 'lspci' up as well to see what pci hardware the kernel thinks you got.

Tjilp

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by:Kerem ERSOY
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Hi,
will you please post the outpu of this command here?

dmesg | grep eth0

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by:iskibinska
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KeremE,

nothing , as I said in my first posting

lspci :

Od: 00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573E Gigabit ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
0f: 00.0  Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573E Gigabit ethernet Controller
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by:iskibinska
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sorry the second lime was 82573L
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by:iskibinska
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tjilip. it is not wi-fi it is wired,

with my server I got some drivers for linux amd windows but I did not install them hoping suse will have them already.
maybe I should have ?

Could you tell me how to install drivers as kernel modules in suse 11.0 ?

And the strange thing is when I configure manually ifconfig IP, it works for a while ( I can see my router :192.168.1.1)
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should have looked better....it's both the same driver
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