The SuSE distribution comes with a nice “all-in-one” configuration tool that uses the ncurses libraries to create the GUI. The ncurses libaries creates a graphical interface that can be viewed in a terminal or console without X Windows. In other words, you can use YaST even if you telnet to the system. This is good for servers or any machine on which you can not or do not want to run X Windows or xhost to.
Sorry there are no screenshots. I promise to include some soon.
- Start yast as root.
- Select System administration –> Integrate hardware into system –> Configure networking device.
- At the Network type prompt, select eth0 if you only have one ethernet card, eth1 if you are configuring your second card, etc.
- Select the type of networking card you have in the list for Networking device type.
- Choose Continue.
- To set your networking numbers, from the main yast menu choose System administration –> Networking configuration –> Network base configuration.
- Select the line that has eth0 as the Device(or eth1, etc. for the one you are configuring).
- Press F6.
- Enter your IP address, netmask, and default gateway at the prompts.
- Choose continue.
- Choose Exit YaST from the main menu.
- Test networking configuration by pinging the gateway, telneting to another system, etc.