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Old 12-29-2017, 05:44 PM   #1
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Internet connecting


Hey:

I've been running "live" LM 18.2, and decided to upgrade to 18.3. Right off the bat, couldn't get 18.3 to "connect" to the net. So, went back to 18.2 and now, can't get it to connect to the net. Anyone got any ideas? I'll keep 'searching" but as yet, haven't come up with an answer. (Opera Browser- Dell OptiPlex 7040)

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Old 12-29-2017, 08:05 PM   #2
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Please provide more information. Were you running "live" from a USB stick or with some other method. If from a USB stick, was "persistence" enabled and if so how?

Pending that, I would bet that the failed upgrade borked your "live" system, but that's just a shot in the dark.
 
Old 12-29-2017, 08:45 PM   #3
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So can you turn on the networking? can you see your networks? can you connect? Please provide some more info.
 
Old 12-30-2017, 04:57 PM   #4
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RE: Mill J & frankbell

OK. I gave up on the version(s) I had installed and did a complete wipe and re-D/l. So far, it's working. Can't explain or even guess what caused the problem. When I "re-installed", I used a different pendrive and D/l'ed from a different source. I'm now, back to using 18.3 and so far...so good!(???)

Enjoy The New Year:

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Old 12-30-2017, 06:14 PM   #5
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HELLO:

OK....I lied. The "live" 18.3 only worked once, then very poorly (very slow) Then when shut down and re-started, it, again, would not connect to internet. Can't figure this out. Perhaps I will try Ubuntu? Oh, to answer the previous questions Yes....I CAN turn on/off the network connection (ethernet) Yes, I can 'see" networks. NO...it will not connect. Oh, and frankbell Yes....running from a USB pendrive YES...persistence was 'set" at approx. 1.4Gb.(4Gb pendrive) ahmm.... "Pending that, I would bet that the failed upgrade borked your "live" system, but that's just a shot in the dark." ...borked??? Any ideas what's causing the failure? (after re-boot)

Stay Sharp:

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Old 12-30-2017, 07:21 PM   #6
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What method are you using to connect to your network?

In my experience, gui utilities have all been lacking and it's always taken a different combination of programs to get them to work depending on the distro.

Also in my experience, setting up via command line is flawless. It does require more work on your end, but once you figure out how to do it, it's very simple to create a script and run it at boot time. For instance, mine looks like
Code:
#!/bin/bash

ip link set wlan0 up
wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

ip addr add 192.168.1.X/24 dev wlan0
ip route add default via 192.168.1.1
Just make sure you create a .conf file for your interface and, of course, use appropriate ip addresses
 
Old 12-30-2017, 08:41 PM   #7
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Do not forget about DNS.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/resolv.conf
 
Old 01-04-2018, 08:14 PM   #8
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OK, I 'believe" I've conquered the internet issue. What I did was go from a "live" session and just 'installed" the full version onto the pendrive. So far, that has done the trick. But, the installed O.S. has major lagging issues. When it first starts, it literally takes just about forever to get any where...files, the net, updates...etc! Now, if I stay in one 'window" for a bit, the lagging does improve tremendously. But, as soon as ! move from one page to another, or a different file, wow, I could grow a beard! So, any ideas on what I must do to improve this situation? Oh...well wait-a-minute... do I have to make that a separate thread?? Oh, well, comment if you can either way.
THANX:
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:28 PM   #9
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A Full install on a usb is not recommended for several reasons such as writing and reading speed, not to great on 3.0 even worse on 2.0 usbs.

Supposedly a full install wears out a usb fast since it treats it like a Harddrive, unless you have a distribution like puppy,etc that support it.

I really can't see how installing on a usb should change network suff. I guess you got me there
 
Old 01-05-2018, 12:10 PM   #10
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Re: Mill J

Received your comment and did some searching. At best, I could only find a few negative aspects about running an O.S. from a USB. I guess I found out about the "slowness" of the O.S in a procedural endeavor, but, it looks like most of what I read is really based in opinion. Many articles out there explaining how to install and run an O.S. off a pendrive. Only a few, I saw, mentioned about the "writing to" the pendrive as limiting and compromising the longevity of the drive. So, again, I must state that your comments seem to be more of an opinion. OK, given that, my next thought was "Well, what about burning to a CD". That's what I'll explore(search) next. Possibly, that might be a better alternative? Again, care to offer an opinion on that?

Stay Sharp:

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Old 01-06-2018, 04:05 AM   #11
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the biggest problem with usb full install is speed.
that is not just opinion.
a "usb live with persistence" can overcome that, to some extent.

CD: you cannot write to a CD. only live is possible, no persistence.
 
Old 01-06-2018, 09:39 AM   #12
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Please note I said "supposedly it wears out a usb faster".

I've run a full install on usb several times already, and I haven't wore out a drive yet.

The only distro that I know has CD persistence support is Puppy Linux.
 
Old 01-07-2018, 04:21 AM   #13
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The only distro that I know has CD persistence support is Puppy Linux.
oh, there's many more than that.
 
Old 01-07-2018, 09:41 AM   #14
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oh, there's many more than that.
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CD: you cannot write to a CD. only live is possible, no persistence.
Looks like I wasn't clear enough, but with puppy you can burn your persistence to the live CD, you have limits though. No deleting the files you added.
 
Old 01-09-2018, 12:38 AM   #15
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oh, i misread your previous post: "CD persistence".
i somehow dropped the keyword "CD".
haven't heard about that before. obviously you'd need a CD-RW for that.

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