Originally Posted by Alien Bob
Hm, not being able to resolve any IP address AND
not able to ping anything else but 127.0.0.1 ? Can't you even ping the IP address that your eth0 received from the dhcp server (192.168.1.12)?
To me it sounds like your default route is not set. Try
and look if there is a default route. It should look like:
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 1 0 0 eth0
(with 192.168.1.1 replaced by the actual IP address of your cable router).
If the default route is not set, the DHCP Server is not relaying this piece of information to your DHCP client.
route -n produces:
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
I did notice that when I use route during the destination default listing the system hangs as though it is waiting for something and then reports appropriately. Still I not able to ping past the eht0 Iface. when I ping an IP outside the network or ping the Gateway I get Destination Host Unreachable.
I have installed Slack12 on my laptop now and it runs wonderfully run under root but am not able to get user to see the network infact I am not able to do ifconfig either under user, but I will tackle that after getting the desktop system to work.
Thank you, any other ideas will be greatly appreciated and since I have now gotten one computer up and running in Slack I will be able to better convince the family members to changeUp