Originally posted by romcgill
Okay - I can log in under Gnome and get to the Network configure Wizard. Before I start making changes, please advise correct values for these headins, as I think it is where i messed up before.
Host name, connection name, and name of profile.
I realise it seems very simple but I have already got it wrong once!
Amazing thing is I got Suse 7.1 installed and going no problem!
Hostname = your machine name (what you want to call your box--mine's frankenstein)
What I would do (which is easiest IMHO) is login under Gnome then press CTRL+ALT+F2 which will get you to the command line. Now, you need to login as root and type:
This should get you going with a network configuration utility. When it asks for your "hostname" call it whatever you want--be creative
. After that, it's all to do with your ISP. Make sure that you know your ISP's primary and secondary DNS IPs, domain name, DHCP server IP (if needed), and DHCP server name (if needed). I am also assuming here that you are not running with Dial Up but rather Cable or DSL. Dial up is a different story entirely.
Now, once you're done with netconfig
you can get out command line by typing:
This will bring you back to the login screen for command line. Press ALT+F7 to get back to Gnome. At this point, I would go ahead and reboot. I've never had any luck with starting the dhcp daemon and running the ifconfig command after running netconfig so a reboot works just fine for me and it only takes a few seconds. If all goes well, you should see your DHCP daemon starting on boot and an acknowledgement from the DHCP server of your ISP assigning you an IP address. Fire up Gnome and start surfing.