Originally Posted by boadiccearose
I tried to do a configure of the network and got KTTSD failed. Not sure what this means. What is KTTSD and how do I fix this problem?
IIRC KTTSD is KDE Text To Speech Daemon - you don't really
need it for anything that you are trying to do, but some of the KDE apps (akregator, I remember at one time, for example) expect it to be set up, just in case you try to convert some text to speech. So usually an error message pops up and gives you the chance to configure it. If you accept that chance and do anything
, whether it works or not, the problem goes away, unless you actually do need to convert text to speech, of course.
ping any server. If it works, the problem may be your browser
If you ping a server by ip address, eg,
and that works, you have the basics of networking set up, but if
then fails, name resolution (DNS - converting the 'human readable' site names into the numeric value) is not working, so you would need to concentrate your effort there. You could also use, eg, dig to check out name resolution.
There is still no output from "cat /etc/resolv.conf" so we cannot comment on how you have that set up. You can probably either set that up to a publicly accessible DNS server (eg, Google's at 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199, described here
or OpenDNS at 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206).
Or, if your modem/router is set up to use either one of the above, or your ISP's DNS servers, you could just use your router as your upstream source.
One puzzle about all of this is that normally your m/r would be using DHCP to hand out IPs and mDNS to set up the rest, so this would normally all happen 'automagically'. Have you done anything that stops mDNS or DHCP from doing the auto configuration thing?
forget about yast for now -- if you can not connect to the net yast is unusable
Not really true; if the net is unusable (and it may only be DNS that is unusable), then you cannot use Yast to install new software. However, installing new software is only one of 20+ functions of yast. In particular, you can still use yast to configure networking.
If this does not help, you will need to say whether you are using Networkmanager, Wicd, or idup/ifdown type networking configuration. Maybe that will show up when you post the resolv.conf contents.