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Old 02-20-2003, 06:55 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.0 error in config


Hello everyone,

I hope someone can help. I am beginning to feel very stupid and wonder if I am doomed with Linux!

A friend installed Mandrake 9.0 for me. I attempted to configure networking and appear to have completed some fields in correctly, and now cannot log in. I get this message.

"Welcome to Http://www.xtra.co.nz
There was an error setting up interprocess communications for KDE. The message returned by the system was:
Could not read network connection list
/home/rose/.DCOPserver_http://www.xtra.co.nz_0
Please check that the "dcopserver" program is running!"

WWW.xtra.co.nz is my ISP, and it appears I have that in the wrong place maybe. Anyway - I can't log on - it won't go beyond this.

I am new to Linux, been playing around with Suse 7.1 and RedHat 8.0 in a minor way.

Any help greatly appreciated!
Rose
 
Old 02-20-2003, 07:33 PM   #2
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Do you get a GUI login in screen ?

Because in gnome(before you log in) you can hit CTRL+ALT+1 and then you'll be able to log into a terminal, and the neseccary changes.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 07:44 PM   #3
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are you trying to run a server? if not then shut off dcop. did you make a boot disk? if so then change your bios to boot from floppy and at the prompt linux -s or --single follow what it says and then edit your /etc/hosts file. should read like 127.0.0.1, don't quote me on that but i'm pretty sure.

what it looks like from your post is that you entered your nameserver/isp as your local network. that's why you aren't able to log in. it's basically tring to get into your isp and it can't.

good luck.
 
Old 02-20-2003, 11:18 PM   #4
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No I am not running a server and no I didn't make a boot dsik as didn't do the install. A friend installed it from a server.

How do I shut off dcop, and what changes do I need to make?
Thanks
Rose
 
Old 02-20-2003, 11:56 PM   #5
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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!
Thanks
Rose
Amazing thing is I got Suse 7.1 installed and going no problem!
 
Old 02-21-2003, 04:15 AM   #6
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Quote:
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!
Thanks
Rose
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:

netconfig

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:

[b]logout[b]

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.
 
  


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