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Old 12-01-2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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trouble accessing internet


hi all,

this is my 2nd day with Arch. i have trouble accessing internet with it. 70-80% of the times it takes a looooong time to open web-sites. other 20-30% times it works ok. i tried to PING:

ping 216.239.63.83
ping google.com

in both cases it takes a loooong time to ping. sometimes it failed to ping with "100% packet loss". i tried NetBSD & there is no problem there, i had the same problem on other Linux distros like Fedora, Debian & BLAG where i always need to add these lines to "/etc/modprobe.conf":

alias net-pf-10 off
alias ipv6 off

i also tried adding this on "Arch" but it does not work. here are the "relevant" parts of some system files. BTW, i have used "hwd -u", if that matters:

---------- "/etc/hosts"---------------
#<ip-address> <hostname.domain.org> <hostname>
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.0.2 arch.localdomain arch
# End of file

---------"/etc/rc.conf"--------------

HOSTNAME="arch"

lo="lo 127.0.0.1"
eth0="eth0 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.0.255"
INTERFACES=(lo eth0)
gateway="default gw 192.168.0.1"
ROUTES=(gateway)

----------"/etc/resolv.conf" ------------

nameserver 218.248.255.145
nameserver 61.1.96.69
-----------------------------------------


any idea where the problem is?
 
Old 12-01-2006, 12:17 PM   #2
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Try the wiki at:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Network

or perhaps this will help:
http://www.archlinux.org/static/docs...de.html#config
 
Old 12-01-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by multios
tried that. if i *change* my "/etc/hosts" like that as mentioned then you can *never* access internet.

------------------------------------------------------
Set host name/ip

Edit /etc/hosts and add a similar line with the same HOSTNAME you entered at /etc/rc.conf :

127.0.0.1 banana.localdomain banana
---------------------------------------------------------

Quote:
Originally Posted by multios
it never helped as it has very-very basic information that does not solve my problem.

BTW, i always read documentation/Wiki before posting :-) i still need help any more ideas?
 
Old 12-01-2006, 01:51 PM   #4
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my bet would be on the ethernet driver, make sure you have the latest version available or try looking at alternative
 
Old 12-02-2006, 09:25 PM   #5
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I assume 192.168.0.1 is your router's address. I have my routers addy as my nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf.

Have you tried dhcp and if so does it work rather than a static address?
 
Old 12-03-2006, 10:17 AM   #6
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"pacman" error (was: "trouble accessing internet")

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ech0
I assume 192.168.0.1 is your router's address. I have my routers addy as my nameserver in /etc/resolv.conf.

Have you tried dhcp and if so does it work rather than a static address?
NO, i have not tried DHCP. i think i should BUT i just reinstalled Arch Linux & now internet is working fine without any trouble :-) but now "pacman" has some trouble. here it is

when i do "pacman -S gnome-extra" i get this error:

----------------------------------------------------------

:: Retrieving packages from extra...
warning: failed to get filesize for gtksourceview-1.8.1-2.pkg.tar.gz

failed downloading gtksourceview-1.8.1-2.pkg.tar.gz from ftp.nethat.com: 550 gtksourceview-1.8.1-2.pkg.tar.gz: No such file or directory


warning: failed to get filesize for gtksourceview-1.8.1-2.pkg.tar.gz

failed downloading gtksourceview-1.8.1-2.pkg.tar.gz from ftp.archlinux.org: 550 Failed to open file.


warning: failed to get filesize for gtksourceview-1.8.1-2.pkg.tar.gz

failed downloading gtksourceview-1.8.1-2.pkg.tar.gz from ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu: 550 Failed to open file.


warning: failed to get filesize for gtksourceview-1.8.1-2.pkg.tar.gz

failed downloading gtksourceview-1.8.1-2.pkg.tar.gz from ftp.ibiblio.org: 550 gtksourceview-1.8.1-2.pkg.tar.gz: No such file or directory


connect: Connection refused
error: cannot connect to archlinux.antesis.org
*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (fasttop): 0x0852db88 ***
Aborted

-----------------------------------------------------------

what exactly could be the trouble?
 
Old 12-04-2006, 03:47 PM   #7
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Wait for awhile and try again or try to build the package through ABS.
 
Old 12-06-2006, 03:44 PM   #8
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You will probably need to update the sources. Try this

pacman -Sy gnome-extra
 
Old 12-06-2006, 11:32 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by xpromisex
You will probably need to update the sources. Try this

pacman -Sy gnome-extra
i am not using "Arch" anymore as it has one more bug that troubled me much. i was not able to access the menu when i was working at GNOME desktop. it happened more than 80% of the time i was using GNOME. i was not even able to access the "upper-panel". if i "kill X" using "C-M-backspace" and login again at GDM then menu worked but after some time again i was not able to access the menu & the upper-panel.

i am using BLAG Linux for now but it has all the complexity of GUIs as one can expect from a Desktop OS. i will switch to FreeBSD as that does not hide anything behind GUIs.

unnecessary GUIs irritate me.
 
Old 12-07-2006, 09:33 AM   #10
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I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with Arch, but FreeBSD is pretty similar. Hope all works out for you
 
Old 12-08-2006, 12:32 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by xpromisex
I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with Arch, but FreeBSD is pretty similar. Hope all works out for you
YUCK! you are right, FreeBSD is pretty similar :-). BTW, i had the same experience with Fedora Core. anyway, i also tried "Frugalware v0.6pre1" it has some video/graphics problems. now using "BLAG Linux". BLAG is good, i dont have any problems but it hides away all the things behind GUIs as it is a Desktop OS. i think "PLD Linux" will be better, right now using BLAG, the 1-CD distro. i still think of Debian but it has quite old GCC & Slackware has left GNOME :-(

if you any suggestions feel free if you want to send them to me :-)

BTW, thanks for your time.

-- arnuld
http://arnuld.blogspot.com
 
  


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