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Old 05-26-2003, 09:34 PM   #1
linuxnoobie
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mandrake internet problems.


Hi, I installed Mandrake 9.1 about a week ago and have been unable to use the internet. I've used drakconnect or whatever like 5 times and each time it's supposedly "successful" but any time I try and access a website it tells me it can't be found. This seems odd because I have also used Red Hat 9 and had no problems connecting to the internet. it was just bang, bang, you're connected to the internet!

Am I doing something wrong?

Help!

Thanks in advance
 
Old 05-26-2003, 09:41 PM   #2
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There is a bug in the firewall. Disable that and update.

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
 
Old 05-26-2003, 09:47 PM   #3
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ok... Thanks alot, I'm sure what you're saying is very helpful but let's just say: So... Is there some kind of patch or something i download or what?

LOL sorry for my noobieness, but that's my name
 
Old 05-26-2003, 10:28 PM   #4
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You have a fresh install and bugs are updated as soon as they are discovered, so you have lots of updates to your installation that need to be applied, such as the bad configuration of the firewall.

Your firewall is preventing you from connecting to the internet (so much for newbie friendlieness, eh?).

Use the service manager in the Mandrake control center and disable the firewall. If you can't figure out how to do that, use the software manager and uninstall it. I believe it's called Shorewall.

Then you can use the software manager to update your install and choose something like GuardDog for a firewall if you want one.

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-26-2003 at 10:42 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2003, 10:51 PM   #5
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cool, i will do that.

Thanks alot for your help
 
Old 05-28-2003, 08:18 AM   #6
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mdk 9.1 internet problems

i tried mdk 9.1 , had the same problems. in the control center make sure that your modem is detected in the hardware section, and then try to set up your connection and connect. that's the reason i got away from mdk even after you setup it seems you have to connect from the control center, too cumbersome.
under redhat and other american distros its not a problem, but these european distros are different, seems that the internet is something that they guard zealously. perhaps their setup as far as cost, etc. is different from the us.
i finally set it up but thought connecting was too much of a pain. shame its a nice distro other than that.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 03:29 AM   #7
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Had same problem. This is the solution:

At Lilo press esc, then typt: linux noapic
Then press enter

There you go!

If it works than edit /etc/lilo.conf
Add at the append line: noapic
Then run /sbin/lilo
Next time it will automaticly be loaded.

Good luck
 
  


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