KVM Guest Kernel Fix: Driver Kit Installation Information


This kit provides an updated virtio_net.ko driver to address a networking issue in KVM guests. For KVM guests with network access: Use YaST->"Add-On Product" on the KVM guest to add https://drivers.suse.com/novell/kvm-guest-kernel-fix/sle11sp1/install as a software repository and install the auto-selected package. For KVM guests without network access: Use a separate networked system to download the appropriate novell-virtio_net-kmp- rpm directly from http://drivers.suse.com/novell/kvm-guest-kernel-fix/sle11sp1/install/suse//, copy the rpm to the KVM guest, and install it using the "rpm" command.


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1

i586 x86_64

driver kit installation source

Note: When using YaST and selecting a driver kit's pattern, the packages which appear as selected may not be correct. This is a cosmetic issue only; even though the incorrect packages may appear selected, the correct packages will be installed. The cosmetic issue may be corrected by clicking the "Check" button on the package selection screen.

The driver kit installation source is found at the following URL:


To install the driver kit from this location, add the URL as an installation source in YaST.

You can also download a Driver Kit add-on product iso image to use for installation. The iso image also includes boot time installation of drivers if required for boot time hardware access.

Name Size MD5SUM Download
kvm-guest-kernel-fix.iso 856K a7549133c74692d678ce5527958a18e4 download

updates to this driver kit are found at:


package names and versions



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