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Old 09-28-2003, 12:06 AM   #1
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Thumbs down NEWBIE HELP (What happened to the internet?)


Okay,

So I just installed Suse 8.2 and installed Ximian and I am loving the Linux experience. Then my PC froze while I was copying some files over from another PC and when I rebooted I have no network access.

WHAT IS GOING ON!!

Here is my configuration

DSL MODEM - LINKSYS ROUTER - SUSE PC

I have double checked the DSL Connection on another PC and it works. I have verified that my system config is the same as when it was working . . . what did I do wrong.

Please help, I am so frustrated!
 
Old 09-28-2003, 01:39 AM   #2
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Okay, check the basics first. Make sure you have lights in all the appropriate places. Next, check to see if you have the network card working. Use "ifconfig" to check the eth0 interface. Make sure it's there and it has the correct IP information. If that appears to be working, ping yourself (ping <eth0 address>) and then ping another computer on the network.

I'm assuming you won't get that far without fixing something, but try this too. It may be a hardware or heat problem, so shut down your computer for a while, like 10-15 minutes and then try again. If that doesn't work, check for any errors at boot time. I'm no expert in SuSe, so you're on your own there. Check in /var/log/messages, that's where it is on a Slackware system.

If you do see network card or eth0 related errors, try to correct them. If you post the errors here, someone may be able to identify the problem for you.

Good Luck,
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Old 09-28-2003, 02:18 AM   #3
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Check again in /var/log/messages .
 
Old 09-28-2003, 02:28 AM   #4
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I ran ifconfig and received an IP address of 127.0.0.1 , my router should be giving me an IP of 192.168.x.x so obviously those two aren't talking. I looked through the log, but I am not familiar with what is an issue or not, but the short and sweet of it is that I saw some IEEE1394 bus messages. Could my firewire card be messing with my Network Card? I had some issues of that sort in WINXP.

Don't think the heat is an issue, this machine has been running Windows XP for 1.5 years so its clean.

I am so lost.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 09:16 AM   #5
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127.0.0.1 is your loopback address. for device "lo" Do you have a device like eth0?
ifconfig eth0

If not then try activating hte device:
ifup eth0

Then check the config again:
ifconfig eth0

If that shows but doesn't have an ip then try a query to yuor dhcp server:
dhclient

Then check the config again:
ifconfig eth0
 
Old 09-28-2003, 11:07 AM   #6
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Can't query the DHCP server (tried to use telnet) cannot connect to host. eth0 is activated and configured for my PPP0E connection. Question, since my Router does PPPOE authentication for DSL what should I configure my PC to? Right now its set for PPPOE, but it doesn't need to be all it needs to do is listen for a DHCP IP Address. Is this my problem?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 11:11 AM   #7
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Sorry but what did you try to do with telnet?

What does the output of this show:
ifconfig
 
Old 09-28-2003, 02:14 PM   #8
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Remember a dsl connection is "always on".
So make sure Suse is not trying to
dial out or use a PPPoe connection. The (Linksys) router should have the DSL PPoe settings and not the Suse. Alls you need on the SUse is the eth0 (NIC) activated.

Maybe someone here can verify and concur with all this. Or refer me to the correct data.
Hope That makes sense. and is of some help.

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Old 09-28-2003, 05:45 PM   #9
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Okay, I removed the provider info and all I have is the eth0 configured. Rebooted and it didn't connect.

On startup two services failed . . . XDM and GDM. Not sure what those are, could that be the issue?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 05:54 PM   #10
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THAT FIXED IT!!!! I REMOVED MY PPOE/DSL CONFIG AND IT WORKED. THANK YOU GUYS!!!

Should I worry about the GDM and XDM services failing?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 05:57 PM   #11
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GDM only gives you mouse support in a console if you don;t use it then don't worry - just disable it.

XDM is a graphical display manager - again if you don't use it the just disable it.
 
  


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