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SuSE can't find nic

By deyev ·
I have SuSE 9.2. After reboot SuSE cant find nic.

Message:
8<-------------------------------------
Waiting for mandatory devices:
36 34 etc
eth-id-... No interface found
8<-------------------------------------
After boot I use Yast to fix the problem.
---- Description ----
kernel2.6.8-24.14
Pentium 266, 128 Mb
nic Realtek 8139 familie

Pls help me, what and/or where need to watch to fix it?
TIA

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by feathersmcgraw In reply to SuSE can't find nic

Need a little more information...In Yast2 does it see the NIC? If during the startup it posts "no interface found" I'm not sure I understand what you mean by I use Yast to fix the problem.

You are able to add the NIC after boot up? Are you running the hardware detection in Yast after boot? A little more information is needed to help accurately troubleshoot this issue. Do you have the linux based drivers for the NIC?

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by deyev In reply to

Fixed it!
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Need to place *ifup-eth0 in /if-up.d directory with content:
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#! /bin/bash
/sbin/modprobe 8139too
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Have fun!

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by craigmjackson In reply to SuSE can't find nic

The first thing I would try is typing

modprobe 8139cp
or
modprobe 8139too

depending on the chip on your NIC.

It's not impossible that the Plug n Play in SuSE 9.2 could mess up. Let us know the results, as it will help us narrow it down.

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by deyev In reply to

After reboot
modprobe 8139cp
:8139cp: ... (id 10ec:8139 rev 10) is not an 8139C+ compatible chip
:8139cp: Try the "8139too" driver instead.
checkproc: cannot stat /usr/X11R6/bin/xdm: No such file or directory
modprobe 8139too
:9139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
:ACPI: PCI interupt ...
:eth0: RealTek RTL8139 ...
:eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8139C'
WAS TYPING
ifup eth0 (it's short way to up the link)
eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x41E1

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