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[opensuse] confused by network setup

Sorry, but this is going to be a little bit long.

I have the following problem in my openSUSE 11.2 system:

I have an ADSL internet connection where I have login name and password for
For the connection I created a DSL device and a provider in yast. The DSL
device is configured as: PPP Mode: PPP over Ethernet, Activate device: On
hotplug, and Enable device control for non-root users via kineternet option is

The network card is configured in yast as follows:

Network Settings/Overview window:
name: xxx ethernet controller, IP Address: none
device name: eth0
started automatically at boot

Network Settings/Global options window:
Traditional method with ifup
enable IPv6
DHCP Client Identifier: left empty
Hostname to send: AUTO
Change default route via DHCP: not checked

Network Settings/Hostname-DNS and Routing windows:
default values

Network Card Setup/Address window:
No IP Address is (for Bonding Devices) is selected
everything else is off/blank

Network Card Setup/General window:
Activate device: on hotplug
Assign interface to firewall zone: External zone

Network Card Setup/Hardware window:
device name: eth0

After setting everything as above and clicking OK
the network is set up, and the ADSL connection is made
automatically. Network works well.
I can hang up connection and can reconnect using kinternet.

In kinternet/check connection everything seems to be OK,
own address, name server address etc.

But the problem is:

When I turn the computer off and boot it again, the network
is not getting configured, and I can not make the ADSL
connection to the network.

If I dial with kinternet its log says:

pppd[0]: error sending pppoe packet: Network is down

/var/log/messages has these lines:

Oct 4 21:19:29 pc ifup: dsl0 name: DSL Connection
Oct 4 21:19:29 pc pppd[3287]: Plugin loaded.
Oct 4 21:19:29 pc kernel: [ 71.422239] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
Oct 4 21:19:29 pc pppd[3287]: RP-PPPoE plugin version 3.8p compiled against
pppd 2.4.5
Oct 4 21:19:29 pc pppd[3287]: Plugin loaded.
Oct 4 21:19:29 pc kernel: [ 71.449577] NET: Registered protocol family 17
Oct 4 21:19:29 pc pppd[3287]: pppd 2.4.5 started by root, uid 0
Oct 4 21:19:29 pc pppd[3287]: error sending pppoe packet: Network is down
Oct 4 21:19:29 pc pppd[3287]: error receiving pppoe packet: Network is down

ifconfig shows this:

# ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:106 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:106 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:16031 (15.6 Kb) TX bytes:16031 (15.6 Kb)

Even the commands

# rcnetwork restart, or
# rcnetwork start

does not make any change.

But if I go to yast network settings and leave everything as is and click OK
the network is restarted and works again.

What can be the problem, and how could I fix it?



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