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    configuring the network - during the installation - now or later?

    during the installation of opensuse 13. on a akoya 6512 i got stuck at a certain point


    in the overview of the networkconfiguration i get the list of chips

    RTL 8111 / 8168PCI Express-Gigabyte Controller
    RTL8191 SeVB Wireless lan controller

    they are not (!) yet configured

    if i try to do so - then i get asked for a hostname

    well can i do these steps of configuration later

    and also : can i do the configuration of wlan later

    (in the wlan-configuration-steps i get asked for

    a. do you want to run a secured wlan yes or no?
    b. what is the name of the wlan?

    well - can i do these steps later ?
    Akoya P 6512 15" OpenSuse 13.2: AMD Athlon X2 P320
    HP Notebook hp 14 r 103ng - running OpenSuse Leap 42.1
    Samsunng q 210, 12,1" OpenSuse 13.1: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Proz. P8400 2,26 GHz 1066 MHz FSB 3 MB

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Assuming you have a GUI running (KDE or Gnome, or whatever) you should be able to access the network manager tool to configure this stuff. In any case, if your system is directly connected via ethernet, then this is simple. Just give a host name such as (or whatever makes sense to you) and it will use that for your local host name on the LAN. Since my workstation is not visible over the internet, I gave it the name afs-sl6-5-1. AFS are the initials of my consulting company, sl6-5 is the version of Linux it runs (Scientific Linux 6.5) and the -1 is the node. If I run another workstation/server, it would be -2. It keeps things simple, at least in my mind.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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