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Old 04-02-2003, 04:19 PM   #1
tomden
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internet connection


hi, i'm new here and so may be posting this at the wrong place. i installed suse 7.3 all right, but don't seem to get 'online' with it. i can't figure out what to do. if i start browsing or want to email, i get the message

host "..." could not be resolved

any ideas?
 
Old 04-02-2003, 04:37 PM   #2
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maybe i should add that i am using a cable modem connection with automatic host detection something.

t.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 04:38 PM   #3
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What kind of connection are you on? Dial up or high speed?

If you're using a NIC, have you checked your hardware configuration to see if it was properly detected and configured?

Any other info about your system setup would be useful.

-R
 
Old 04-02-2003, 04:43 PM   #4
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i don't know what NIC is, but i think my network card was properly detected.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 04:51 PM   #5
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try adding your ISP's nameserver(s) to /etc/resolv.conf like this:
nameserver x.x.x.x (change the x's with the correct values )
 
Old 04-02-2003, 04:56 PM   #6
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thanks, but what is my nameserver? i thought all this was going automatically with DHCP? and how do i edit the conf file (really a newbie)?

mvg too ;-)
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:00 PM   #7
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Ok man...this has happened to me before. Log in as ROOT....go to your NETWORK configuration settings....and ENABLE eth0. Chances are...if you visit it....you'll see that it's disabled.

Quick way to launch it.... type 'neat' at the shell. If you're not logged in as ROOT...you'll have to input the ROOT PW.

Once again....ENABLE eth0. If it's enabled....and you still can't hit a website...see if it's maybe DNS? And not the connection altogether.

Ping 24.50.100.1 or some IP like that....if it responds...it's your DNS settings. In which case you'll need to manually input your DNS Server's IP addy's into 'neat' to get your WWW up and running.


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Old 04-02-2003, 05:00 PM   #8
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Telenet or some adsl provider?
to edit a file: vi <name_off_ile> in vi, press the key "insert"
to save escape a couple times and press ZZ
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:03 PM   #9
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for iceman: it's telenet-ish but not quite; in brussels it's called brutele. but i think it's more or less the same.

t.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:05 PM   #10
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ok,do exactly as below:
su root
echo nameserver 195.130.132.17 > /etc/resolv.conf
echo nameserver 195.130.132.18 >> /etc/resolv.conf
then try again connecting
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:20 PM   #11
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iceman, i typed 'su root' in the console and had to give my password. then i typed the other lines, but afterwards i still couldn't open a www. it just said: "www.suse.de host not known".

mrhott, linux does not seem to know 'neat'. anyway, after i said 'ping ...' the answer was 'connect: Network is unreachable'
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:23 PM   #12
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Can't you just use yast to setup your networking?
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:23 PM   #13
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Are you using a firewall, and how is it set up ?
 
Old 04-02-2003, 11:44 PM   #14
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Do these configurations work on MDK 9.0?? coz i can't connect to the internet using linux...please help me!!
 
Old 04-03-2003, 12:55 PM   #15
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Did you double check the Network Interface Card (NIC), Cat-5 and telephone filtering or other cabling to and from Router (if you have any) and your xDSL-modem? If yes, proceed...

Run this as root in console:

ifconfig

And post it here in this forum so somebody can help further.


Have fun :-)


This should work on both SuSE and MDK

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