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YAST is not showing interfaces but ifconfig does. The network is working.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)


YAST is not showing any network configuration.
ifconfig shows the interfaces and bindings
hwinfo --netcard also shows working network cards and drivers
pinging the default gateway proves that packets are being sent and received.

Checking the network status displays this error:
#/etc/init.d/network status
Checking optional network interfaces:
    eth0      Warning: ifcfg-eth0 modifies interface type from 'eth' to 'qeth'.
                       Please open a bug report.

You may also see this same error in the /var/log/boot.msg file or the /var/log/messages file.


Check the # /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth? files for the following line:

Remove 'qeth' so that the line in each ifcfg-eth? file looks like this:

The server does not need to be rebooted.



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  • Document ID:7018686
  • Creation Date: 06-Mar-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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