The linux kernel does support the Digital Tulip chipset and is quite a good
chipset at that.
Did you use YAST to setup the network cards. This is the easiest way of
setting up networking in SuSE.
Just type YAST to launch the configurator. This will allow you to set the
host name, IP address etc and will change all the required files. Make sure
you can ping yourself before trying to ping another machine on your network.
Is the patch cable ok that you are using.
Also when you say "no-name" network card, sometimes knowing the name of
generic cards can allow me to determine which chipset the card uses. Common
PCI generic chipsets are the Realtek 8019, 8029 and the Digital Tulip
>I am using the SuSE Linux Distribution 6.0 and I try to establish an easy
>network with 2 computers using a crossover cable. The problem is that I
>two "no name" network cards but they seem to work with the tulip driver (at
>least they are recognized at boot time).
>After I finished the routing process I tried to ping the other computer but
>it won't work. Is it maybe a wrong network driver or are there important
>things I have to take care of concerning the routing.