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boadiccearose 09-08-2010 04:08 PM

No internet access after installing SuSE 11.2
 
I'm new to SuSE. I have a Toshiba M400 tablet laptop.
I installed SuSE 11.2 and have connection to the internet via internal wireless connection to modem zoomtown. I click on mozilla or konquorer but get a blank webpage. I've tried everything I can think of but have not been successful.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong or missed doing?

Please help. I am taking online classes and really need to get online for them.

Thanks

JZL240I-U 09-09-2010 01:26 AM

As root open a terminal an type
Code:

/usr/sbin/networkmanager <enter>
That will either let you configure your access or produce errors which you can post here and we'll take it on from there.

Btw. don't connect as root. After configuring go back to be a normal user and then click on the symbol to connect.

boadiccearose 09-10-2010 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JZL240I-U (Post 4092149)
As root open a terminal an type
Code:

/usr/sbin/networkmanager <enter>
That will either let you configure your access or produce errors which you can post here and we'll take it on from there.

Btw. don't connect as root. After configuring go back to be a normal user and then click on the symbol to connect.

I went into boot and entered /usr/sbin/NetworkManager then hit <enter>. I got the message that there was no such folder. I then entered /usr/sbin/ then hit <enter> and got 19 folders one of which was NetworkManager.exe
I clicked on the NetworkManager.exe and got a message 0

I did the regular install of SuSE 11.2 shouldn't everything have installed okay and automatically? I still can't get the browser to bring up a webpage.... it's still blank.

John VV 09-11-2010 01:00 AM

????? NetworkManager.exe ????
how the heck did you get a MICROSOFT WINDOWS program ( .exe) in SUSE ??????

open the control panel ( computer) bottom left if you are using Gnome
KDE ? it is in the tools .I would have to log out and back in again in kde to look

on a working os you might want to look around the official OpenSUSE forum
http://forums.opensuse.org/
and the beginners guide
http://opensuse-guide.org/

and for yast-- the network tools are in there
http://opensuse-guide.org/yast.php
wireless
http://opensuse-guide.org/wlan.php

JZL240I-U 09-13-2010 01:41 AM

Ohoh. YAST can't configure networmanager (yet?). You even have to disable "ifup" in the appropriate YAST-menu to get networkmanager running -- sorry, I forgot to mention that in my first post.

Don't click on it. Run the command from a console, you'll get more information (error messages) there. Then run (again from console)
Code:

ps ax | grep etw
That will tell you whether Networmanager is up and running.

boadiccearose 09-17-2010 07:27 AM

networking
 
I couldn't get online with the built in wireless, but when I connected with a wired ethernet it went online smooth as silk. I even got the repositories I couldn't get before and Yast now works, but only when using a wired connection.

Problem: I really need the wireless option to work. I have a Toshiba M400 and now I'm looking for drivers to see if that's the problem.

JZL240I-U 09-17-2010 07:45 AM

Locate (K)NetworkManager on your system. Be careful, it uses in some cases upper and lower cases mixed in its name (like I showed). Start it as root from a terminal. Enter data as appropriate for your wireless network. Go back to normal user and wait a few seconds for the symbol to appear.

If it is a winmodem search for "winmodem" on LQ there are loads of threads on these. My answer really assumed an USB-stick HSPA modem, sorry.


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