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Old 04-17-2005, 10:19 AM   #1
TBennettcc
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Cannot connect to the Internet on College Linux


Just got another HDD last night, and I decided to experiment with another flavor of Linux --CollegeLinux (ver2.5). I have (of course) run into a few errors, and was wondering if anyone could help.

One of the problems deals with the sound. The message says something to the effect of, "Sound server load failed. CPU overload" ... any ideas?

Next, I can't login using Gnome. When I try to, it acts like it's going to login, but the boots me right back to the login screen. However, I can login perfectly under KDE....

Also, I cannot connect to the internet. I have run # netconfig. Is there a way to not specify a domain? Could that be what's causing the problem? I don't (think I) have a domain in my home network, all else is as follows:

Host Name: COMPAQ-2
Domain Name: Netgear (This is what I have it set to. Is it wrong?)
Static IP: 192.168.1.2
SNM:255.255.255.0

When I open Konqueror or Mozilla, it keeps telling me "Unknown host" when I type in an address. Is there a way to set the DNS server addresses?

Thank you in advance for you help.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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Its not clear how this is configured but I am assuming you have a network connection through an ethernet card. You have not speicified a gateway which may be the router address to which the ethernet is connected. You should also specify the DNS address of the isp or host through which the service is provided in your /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 04-17-2005, 10:53 PM   #3
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Yes, I have an ethernet card in my PC, connected to a Netgear Router, connected to a cable modem. Where should I specify the gateway? Would it also be in "/etc/resolv.conf"?
 
Old 04-18-2005, 01:50 AM   #4
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The ethernet card address needs to be on the same subnet as the router. This will depend on the router and you need to establish what address the router is using. You would then specify the router address as the gatway to the network. I don't know your distro or where it keeps the network settings. You need to read up how to configure the network in your distro documentation.
Have a look at Linux Network Administrator's Guide which gives is an excellent guide to networking in the generic sense.

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