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Old 08-07-2006, 09:37 AM   #1
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New user account has no internet connection


Hi everyone.

So, this is my first time with Linux (Suse 10.0). I've installed and set up the system on my dell lattitude laptop. It's all bee working fine. I even managed to install a Cisco wireless card.
Unfortunately my partner wanted a user account setup so that she could use it. I created the account using the GUI tool. All seemed fine until i tested internet access. No joy with Firefox or Konqurer. I can do an nslookup from the console, which tells me i have good IP connectivity through to my ISP, but a browser will not bring up a web page.
I'm assuming it's a permissions or group thing ?

Any help appreciated.

Cheers
Pete.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 11:48 AM   #2
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Under her user account you can ping the router and the outside dns servers?
 
Old 08-07-2006, 11:52 AM   #3
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SuSE has a GUI tool for configuring user accounts. Open it up and see what groups she belongs to.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 03:05 PM   #4
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SuSE has a GUI tool for configuring user accounts. Open it up and see what groups she belongs to.
OK....now i feel a fool . I rebooted the laptop and now internet access is working for her user account. Can anyone explain to me why ? I'm happy it's working, but i'd like to know why the system needed a reboot to fully accept the new account .

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Old 08-07-2006, 03:13 PM   #5
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I normally would have to logout then log back in for changes to users. Never seen this before.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 03:25 PM   #6
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Normally you shouldn't have to reboot, but often user permission changes may require the user to log out and back in again especially when it comes to netwoking.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 03:38 AM   #7
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OK, I'll just chalk this one down to experience.
Thanks for your help guys.

Cheers
Pete.
 
  


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