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Old 11-20-2007, 10:19 PM   #1
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Cannot connect to network/internet


Hi, I just instaled Sabayon Linux on my HP Pavilion dv6000 and everything on it work excelent except for the wireless or ethernet network and cannot make it work, can someone tell me what I can try to make it work? Thanks a lot.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 10:29 PM   #2
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Do neither the wired nor wireless work or just the wireless?

It's not unusual to have problems with wireless cards in Linux, but in general wired connections work well right out of the box. Assuming you have problems with your wired connection, are you sure that the connection you're hooking up to works to begin with?

If you post the results of 'ifconfig' and 'iwconfig' here we may be able to help you more.
 
Old 11-21-2007, 07:49 AM   #3
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Do neither the wired nor wireless work or just the wireless?

It's not unusual to have problems with wireless cards in Linux, but in general wired connections work well right out of the box. Assuming you have problems with your wired connection, are you sure that the connection you're hooking up to works to begin with?

If you post the results of 'ifconfig' and 'iwconfig' here we may be able to help you more.
ok, im really new to this Linux OS and I don't know almost anything, where I should put that ifconfig and iwconfig??? In Konsole?
 
Old 11-21-2007, 08:33 AM   #4
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ok, im really new to this Linux OS and I don't know almost anything, where I should put that ifconfig and iwconfig??? In Konsole?
It would be a command you run in a terminal or the console. You'll need to be root to execute any changes for those commands but a regular user should be able to run them alone to view the output. Most of the time they are located in /sbin which might not be in your users path.

So try to find a xterm, terminal or if in KDE I think it's konsole program. This will open what looks like a Windows DOS prompt and that's where you'll type those commands. If it can't find it, try using the full path:

/sbin/ifconfig

or

/sbin/iwconfig

And ignore that asswipe crsn263, he keeps it up by making fun of people, he'll find himself banned forever.
 
Old 11-21-2007, 09:35 AM   #5
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Hi,

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ok, im really new to this Linux OS and I don't know almost anything, where I should put that ifconfig and iwconfig??? In Konsole?
You can use a terminal with your window manager. Just open a terminal then while in the terminal type su, this will prompt you for the root password. Once you become root you can issue the 'ifconfig' or 'iwconfig' commands to make changes. Be sure to 'man ifconfig' and 'man iwconfig' to get a good understanding of the commands. Man is your friend!

Code:
Network general static IP setup, do as root from cli;

~#ifconfig -a                      #get recognized devices
~#ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.10       #set to a available IP
~#route add default gw 192.168.0.1 #set to your gateway
~#route -n                         #show the route table
~#ifconfig eth0 up                 #should be up already
~#ping 192.168.0.1                 #ping your gateway
~#ping 208.69.32.130               #google.com IP
~#ping google.com                  #test DNS, if fail then
                                   #check /etc/resolv.conf

You should have your '/etc/resolv.conf' setup with your 'ISP DNS' nameservers. You could use a third level DNS from Verizon;

4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
4.2.2.3
4.2.2.4

Just place one or all into your '/etc/resolv.conf' file. I use these as a means of DNS backup.
Of course the static IP should be set to your IP range(s). I'm not sure about your local needs as you didn't provide enough information.
 
Old 11-21-2007, 09:44 AM   #6
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Do neither the wired nor wireless work or just the wireless?

It's not unusual to have problems with wireless cards in Linux, but in general wired connections work well right out of the box. Assuming you have problems with your wired connection, are you sure that the connection you're hooking up to works to begin with?

If you post the results of 'ifconfig' and 'iwconfig' here we may be able to help you more.
Nor the wireless, and nor the ethernet works, im currently on Windows Vista and both works fine, so the peripherals are working fine, im just havving problems making them to work..... I will post the results of ifconfig and iwconfig.
 
  


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