I had this problem with open suse but after the help from others here on the forums got it working, well I broke opensuse so Idecided to install mageia which is different.
I noticed that mageia doesn't use sudo and being fairly noobish at linux confuses me a little bit.
I was going to try here but I am not sure wha tto do
I was tried to signup for the mageia site forums but got completely pissed at the stupid gotcha that I couldn'y figure out so now I am posting here.
Ok I seemed to have got it up and running,
but I cannot access the internet without turning off the firewall