An HP Pavilion 9700-SUSE11.3 No network wired

October 10, 2010 at 17:56:53
Specs: SUSE 11.3 Linux i686, 4 Gig
I have just re-purposed my HP-dv9700 Vista machine to Linus SUSE11.3. the DVD is good I used it on my old Dell Inspiron 8200 and it works file.

Have installed everything remotely network or wireless or inet related

The HP network mode switch light is in the red or off state even when the switch is in the on state. (The switch blinked blue for good or on and then stayed red) The drivers chosen by the OS are in the on state. but the network wired or wireless does not work.

Set up the routing tables to simple Verizon router and also id the wlan0 and eth0 routing commands from the command line.

Just stumped:

Thanks & Kind Regards

DbDWoods


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#1
October 12, 2010 at 12:46:59
What does ifconfig show at a console prompt?
Are both network cards listed and do at least one of the cards have a valid ip address?

If not:
Start YAST and try to configure your network manually.
Therefore, you have to switch from NetworkManager to traditional setup the network configuration.

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#2
October 12, 2010 at 16:20:06
Hi

I have set the wlan0 and eth0 to use DHCP IP addressing. All Yast settings I can change for network access and network card have been tried. The inetd was a trouble to turn on it kept asking for the admind process and it was not easy to find. still not sure?

The trouble still seems to be at the hardware/ driver interface level, the network light on the slider switch on the left side of the computer refuses to turn blue/ON state like it does with Windows. Had a major prob till i found that bugger a couple of years ago. I wound up tapping it to the on position.

At a last resource I am downloading the SUSE 11.4 which is at a .2 level and has some new network drivers in it. I would switch to Ubunto but most of the stuff I want for commercial learning is SUSE compatible.

Thanks

DbD


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#3
October 12, 2010 at 17:31:51
Still need results of ifconfig

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#4
October 13, 2010 at 07:29:44
Actually I get nothing

Nothing at all from that command??


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#5
October 13, 2010 at 07:37:28
Is the network card shown in the YAST network configuration?

Have you checked the /var/log/boot.msg file for errors?
cat /var/log/boot.msg | grep error
cat /var/log/boot.msg | grep fail

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#6
October 13, 2010 at 08:11:33
Yes both network cards are shown in Yast

And both are configurable to the extent of entering values


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#7
October 13, 2010 at 08:29:11
What about error and fail in the boot.msg ?

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#8
October 13, 2010 at 08:45:19
i will check that tonight, I am about 9 hours away from being in front of that computer

Thanks

I remember checking logs and finding nothing about the network or the card. also looking to see it INET has done it's job and has the thing kick started??


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#9
October 13, 2010 at 15:03:12
Guess you could set a static ip in. By the way you may need to be admin to use ifconfig. Or use sudo or such.

Set a static in on the subnet of your normal lan and use the gateway as your router ip.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#10
October 31, 2010 at 16:11:37
I have set the Static IP and finished the routing table vor both eth0 and wlan0

The problem remains a orange light instead of a blue light on the lan switch.

The hardware driver for the HP dv 9700 is not driving the hardware into the boue or accepted state, The BIOS is in the network on state and the previous Vista installation had the light in the blue or acceptable driver state.

I know the network software is configured and the OS claimes to be in the OK or On state with all of the drivers.

In there an experimental network driver site out there which has network drivers being born and tsted?

Thanks & Regards

DnDWoods


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