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Old 03-02-2003, 03:18 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2002
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Distribution: Ubuntu currently, also Fedora, RHEL, CentOS
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SUSE 8.0 and Internet connectivity

I just installed SUSE 8.0 on a different box but am having networking troubles. I can get to other machines on my LAN, but not to the internet. I am behind a router, but that is all. If I ssh to another linux box and export the display, I can surf the web, (as I am doing now), but using Opera or Mozzila on the SUSE box gives unkown host errors. I am trying to get an IP address using DHCP, and that failed (though I don't konw why) so then I gave it a static because the DHCP is always the same anyway.

DHCP -- nothing works
Static -- LAN Access works

but still no external access . I can get to the router access page, but that is all.

Any ideas?

Old 03-06-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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Did you select everything during the installation? These packages may give you problems in SuSE if you are not carefull:


I suggest you to install SuSE with the default selection. Add packages later after online updating it. Or try this before reinstalling:

rpm -e dhcp-base
rpm -e dhcp-server
rpm -e harden-suse
rpm -e bastille
rpm -e SuSEfirewall2

then reinstall dhcp-base
YaST2 -> open network card configuration -> setup eth0 with dhcp remove anything else or use default.

I assume you didn't update your kernel ;-)

Have a lot of fun!

Last edited by aherm; 03-06-2003 at 02:00 PM.
Old 03-06-2003, 10:08 PM   #3
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check default gateway and/or nameserver configuration


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