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Old 11-12-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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can't access internet when typing in names

but I can access when typing in IP addresses. Any ideas where to start?
Old 11-12-2006, 10:27 AM   #2
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You have no DNS servers configured or you can't reach them. Add some to your /etc/resolv.conf:
nameserver 123.456.789.012
where 123... is the ip of your nameserver (you can add one or more, one per line). Or, run
depending on which one you have. Or if they "can't be found" or are "unknown commands", try adding /sbin/ in front of the command, i.e. /sbin/dhcpcd.

If the latter case works, you can surf "with names" after that, you need to configure your connection to use DHCP to retrieve information.
Old 11-12-2006, 10:33 AM   #3
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b0uncer: very nice! I ran the dhclient you suggested and it fixed everything. now, what do you think caused this? I first noticed this when I went to Easy Urpmi to get updates. Then, when I posted them into command line as root, it couldn't get the files, and everything was down after that. BTW - using Mandriva 2007


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