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Old 12-17-2003, 04:29 PM   #1
rowdymon
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Ok, I did a search...and can't find anything on this...so here goes.

Running Mandrake 9.1 on a dual mp 1200 Tyan Tiger s2460 mobo, 80 gig Seagate Hard Drive, cd rom, 512 megs of RAM, TNT2 32 meg vid card, and a Dlink network card.

Mandrake install went very well, seems to have autodetected everything...yeah Mandrake!

Little interjection...I'm a MS guy, have been for a long time. I wanted to give Linux a try, and Mandrake was offered up as the easiest to learn. I have a pair of 1 gig machines that I'm planning on putting some other distru's on if I ever get teh hang of all this.

So I've got it all installed, and go to set up the network connection and internet. Set it up as a static address, on a 24 bit network, same as the rest of my network...and it won't connect. This is using the expert and wizard mode of setup.

I can get to Yahoo.com, but no other sites that I"ve tried.

I can only guess it doesn't have DNS entries...as I've not been able to locate them yet...

Can someone point me in the right direction here?

THanks,

Jeff
 
Old 12-17-2003, 04:52 PM   #2
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Don't ask questions with topics like this. Your topic has no content and hurts your chances of getting an answer.

I don't know the answer to this question. A topic like 'Can only access yahoo.com;DNS problem?' would attract the right people.
 
Old 12-17-2003, 04:54 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

You can set dns servers manually in /etc/resolv.conf - each entry should be on a new line and in the form:
nameserver ip.of.dns.server

eg:
nameserver 120.234.43.21
nameserver 120.234.43.22

A dns issue does seem funny if you can get to yahoo though.

Let us know how you get on.
 
  


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