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Old 11-29-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
batorma
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Suse 10 Internet


Hey, I'm running a dual boot xp/suse 10. I can't get my wireless or wired connection to work in linux, but both work in windows. I've tinckered for a while but can't come up with anything. If anyone has an suggestions they would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance
 
Old 11-29-2005, 08:17 PM   #2
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Let's start with the wired since unless you have a winmodem it will probably be easier than the wireless (though the wireless should be doable, in time). First up, you need to tell us what kind of hardware you have -- i.e. do you connect via Etherner or a modem. If Ethjernet, do you connect to a cable.DSL modem or to a LAN? Is your network card detected? Do you see it in YaST? What is the output of "/sbin/ifconfig -a" when run in the terminal?
 
Old 11-29-2005, 08:24 PM   #3
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From someone who just went through "WiFi Hell", I'd recommend that you put a hold on the wireless connection until you have the wired connection working. In Suse 10 that should be relatively easy...

A couple of assumptions:
1. As you're talking wireless, I assume you have a router between you and the Internet.
2. I'm going to assume you know a little about Suse10, but if I'm going to fast, let me know...

Open "YAST", open "Network Devices". If your network card has been detected, it will appear here. (If it isn't detected, open a terminal, type "su -" to change to root, and type "lspci". Look for the information for your network card, and post it here)

Assuming your network card is detected, select it, and click on "Edit". Uncheck everything assigned by DHCP and enter static IP address, hostname, DNS, default gateway for your network. The DNS and default gateway will probably be your router's IP address.

When you've filled in all the blanks, click "Finish", and you should be up and running.

Open a terminal, type "su -" to change to root, and try pinging your router ("ping router.ip.address"). If that works, try pinging the Internet ("ping www.novell.com"). If that works, you can go back into Network Devices and try enabling dhcp, assuming your router is set to support it.

If pinging the router works, but pinging the Internet doesn't, check your DNS and default gateway settings. If they're OK and it still doesn't work, try turning off the firewall.

Bonne Chance,
Timothy.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 09:13 PM   #4
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Go to the website http://cdb.novell.com do an express search in modems to find one that is detectable by Linux 10. Neither my modems nor my scanner is supported by Linux 10. I used this site and a suggestion from DeadPenguin to solve my problem in using a modem that would be detected.

No more Windows XP on the Internet for me. ( I feel like I have escape from Gates Prison never to return. )

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