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Old 12-11-2005, 05:04 AM   #1
therealkilkenny
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SUSE - Can't get on the Internet


Installed SUSE 10.0 as a dual boot on my computer. Can't get on the internet tho. I don't know anything about Linux and it all seems too confusing.

When i had a version of Knoppix i stuck that in and i was on the internet straight away.

When i look up my hardware (in SUSE - using YAST) it lists my two ethernet ports - all seems to be ok from what i can tell. Is there something i need to do (i had to 'mount' my dvd drive to get it working) what isn't obvious?

Any suggestions?
 
Old 12-11-2005, 05:19 AM   #2
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maybe the interfaces simply aren't enabled... open a terminal and run "/sbin/ifconfig" does it list an internet IP there on one interface? do you have suitable routes listed when you run "/sbin/route -n".
 
Old 12-11-2005, 12:13 PM   #3
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Below is what i got.

linux:~ # /sbin/ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:118:6A:9C:23
inet6 addr: fe80::211:d8ff:fe6a:9c23/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:5 Base address:0xe000

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:118:6A:A01
inet addr:82.38.197.164 Bcast:255.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.248.0
inet6 addr: fe80::211:d8ff:fe6a:a0d1/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:603 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:36500 (35.6 Kb) TX bytes:2112 (2.0 Kb)
Interrupt:3 Memory:d3004000-0

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1922 (1.8 Kb) TX bytes:1922 (1.8 Kb)

linux:~ #


linux:~ # /sbin/route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
82.38.192.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.248.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth1
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 82.38.192.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth1
linux:~ #


I don't understand any of it.
 
Old 12-11-2005, 01:44 PM   #4
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i recently istalled an extra network card into a machine. to access my dsl i had to specify eth0 to dhcp and eth1 was configured to connect to my other pc
 
Old 12-11-2005, 01:46 PM   #5
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it is common for some distros to enable a network interface when you load it as a live disto, however NOT enable the network interface when you actually do a full install. This is intended as a security precaution. I am not familiar with SUSE but as I recall, the default install is KDE-based. You should be able to go into your main menu and look for system configuration > network > eth0 > enable DHCP, enable auto-start on machine start, etc. and be good to go.
 
Old 12-11-2005, 02:09 PM   #6
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If SUSE seems to have identified your ethernet ports corrctly, I suspect a DNS error. I had a similar problem with SUSE Linux 10.0 on my machine as well. In my case, the problem arose from the DHCP function overwriting one of the two DNS servers with the gateway IP address. If this is related to your problem, I posted a solution at another forum here:
http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showth...69#post1275169
 
Old 12-11-2005, 02:24 PM   #7
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I have the same setup and the same distrobution. I had no problems with the ethernet port at all, however with wireless, SUSE needs a bit more maturity. I assume you are running this of of your NAC, correct and not wireless?
 
Old 12-11-2005, 04:07 PM   #8
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Hi all,

thanks for the responses.

Running KDE. I have a Motorola Surfboard cable modem to get onto the net (blueyonder). Not wireless. Don't know what NAC is.

Thanks
 
Old 12-11-2005, 04:19 PM   #9
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Cogar!!!

You are a genius!! I am writing this from Suse. Horay!!

Thanks for all your help. I hope to wean myself off windows.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 11:50 AM   #10
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Thank you, therealkilkenny. I hope you enjoy running SUSE.
 
  


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