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This is my first post here, so please excuse me if the problem I have has been seen and solved before. I tried searching the fora, but couldn't find anything that addressed the problem I'm having.
Ok, here goes:
After a few goes at Linux (with Knoppix, MEPIS and, for a short and unhappy period, Ubuntu) I finally thought I'd found the distro that could spell death for my Windoze partition forever: Suse 10.0 (the full version, not OSS) which I found on the cover of Linux Format this month. I installed it after Windoze had screwed up my MBR, forcing me to reinstall both my Windows and my Linux OSes. there was probably another way around this, but I couldn't find it, so I went for the full reinstall.
So, I partitioned my disk, installed Suse 10.0, spent a day or so un-crippling media playback and away I went. Worked like a dream. I've even managed to share my Thunderbird mail settings and store between Windows and Suse, which is a big help.
However, I am now having an intractable problem with my internet connection. I'll give the details:
----------------------------------------------------------------- System configuration:
Dell Dimensions 8400:
Pentium 4 3.0GHz
160GB Internal HDD, dual-boot Suse 10.0(KDE GUI) and Windows XP.
250GB External Maxtor OneTouch USB HDD connected via 7-pot external USB hub
Sitecom WL-144 Wireless Router (connected to Dell via an ethernet cable, not wirelessly) which is my edge router to:
Samsung NTL set-top box modem
Last night, machine OK. Yesterday I installed and enabled Apache, MyPHP and MySQL and it was OK. I rebooted last night and it was still OK. This morning, I started up the box, logged into Suse and:
When I log in to my Suse KDE desktop, absolutely everything is fine, but I cannot connect to the internet with any of the applications (Kopete, Konqueror, Thuinderbird, etc...). Error message is "Host cannot be contacted" or "Malformed URL"
Diagnostics undertaken so far:
ping from console to:
Router - OK
Gateway - OK
DNS - OK
localhost - OK
Other internet hosts - "cannot be found"
Checked connection from Windows - OK (that's what I'm using now)
I saw in the startup log that 'SubDomain profiles cannot be located - are you sure you have the right privileges?"
Steps taken so far:
I uninstalled Novell AppArmor and related SubDomain packages as I don't need them and they seemed to be causing problems. No difference.
So, does anyone have any idea what I should do to solve this problem? I want to get back into Suse and into my development environment again. I've tried to provide as much information as possible because if I need to provide any more, I'll have to reboot twice.