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Old 01-09-2004, 07:44 PM   #1
cbjhawks
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SuSE - problem with internet connection


I just recently loaded SuSE and everything looks great except I cant get onto the internet. Previously with my other linux distro (Redhat 9) it did it all for me...so I quess I never paid enough attention to what modules/process' are needed. SuSE found and configured my NIC but regardless of what I've tried...no luck.

I have disabled the firewall...no luck.
I have looked for protocols that I know I need to get connected (using a cable modem) via YaST (Network Services) but again...no luck
I have entered my static IP address that WinXP says I have...no luck
I have switched to DHCP...no luck

Which modules or process' must be loaded for eth1 to work?

Please advise....and thanks for your response.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 07:52 PM   #2
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what does # ifconfig show?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 10:12 PM   #3
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ifconfig results

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:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:40 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:2608 (2.5Kb) TX bytes:2608 (2.5Kb)
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:45 PM   #4
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okay, well your ethernet isn't up. here's what to do:

# ifconfig eth0 up
# dhcpcd eth0
# ping -c 3 google.com

see if that works. you should be able to ping, and if you do "ifconfig" again after step 1, your ethernet device should be listed along with the loopback you posted. if it doesn't work, you'll have to find out what drivers your ethernet card takes and load them. post back if you have any trouble.

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Old 01-10-2004, 07:38 AM   #5
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using broadband and eth1

my onboard ethernet (eth0) is disable...I prefer to use eth1...while using a static IP should I still run the cmd dhcpcd?....does using eth1 make a difference in your instructions?...and thanks for your reply
 
Old 01-10-2004, 08:00 AM   #6
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ifconfig results...

ifconfig eth1 up = unknown device: no such device

YaST says the device exists and allowed me to configure it....does this mean the drivers are not being loaded....I notice at boot-up that eth1 'fails' every time. Does this mean a module/process isnt loaded or perhaps again the drivers? Please advise and thanks for your time.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 11:26 AM   #7
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what kind of ethernet card do you have? post back and we'll find out if you need to load the drivers.
 
  


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