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Old 08-05-2003, 10:48 AM   #1
Maranello
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Newbie needs help with network please.


I just installed Redhat 8.0 on my PC (with Windows 2000 running on another partition) and I am facing internet connection problems.

Details about my network:-

1) I use a SMC EZCard (PCI Card) with a cable connection via a router.
2) I have no problem connecting to the internet in Windows
3) The error prompt I got in Linux is "Temporary failure in name resolution" (After I set up using the Internet Wizard)

Could some kind soul please help me? Does anyone knows what the error prompt means and what I should do?

Thanks alot!
 
Old 08-05-2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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Edit your /etc/resolv.conf file and put your ISP's DNS server IP address. Also make sure that your default gateway is set you your routers IP address.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 03:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply!
I'm not sure what you meant by editing my /etc/resolv.conf file cos the file has practically nothing in it! Except for the line...

; generated by /sbin/dhclient-script

...so am not sure what to edit...

Btw, I took out the router and my PC is with cable connection. The problem still exists.

Also I thought that I could go with the automatic detection of the IP address instead of setting a static one? (Cos that is what it is in Windows.)

Could it be a problem with Linux not recognising my LAN card also?

Best Regards,
Shing Yenn
 
Old 08-06-2003, 08:33 AM   #4
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Your /etc/resolv.conf file should look like this.

search domain.name
namesserver <IP address of ISP's DNS server>
namesserver <IP address of another DNS server>

Also do an ifconfig and see if your network card comes up.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:17 AM   #5
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Thanks.

Ok, my /etc/resolv.conf file has nothing, except that it showed ~ generated by /sbin/dhclient-script .

And when I access the dh-client-script, it said

configuration for not found.

My ifconfig btw showed

[root@localhost sbin]# ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:432 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:432 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:29368 (28.6 Kb) TX bytes:29368 (28.6 Kb)

Would you have nny idea what is wrong?

Best Regards,
Shing Yenn
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:31 AM   #6
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netcard cant set correctly ...
during system boot your netcard device can't up
Maybe kernel or modules cant have driver for your netcard
 
Old 08-09-2003, 06:32 AM   #7
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Hei, thanks alot for your help.

What I did was I activated my motherboard LAN card instead and not use the SMC EZ card (which is my second LAN card) and I got internet connection!

I wonder why my SMC EZ card doesn't work with Linux...Could it be because of the BIOS detection problem?

Anyway, things are working now. Thank you
 
  


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