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Old 08-23-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
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Suse 10.1 Just Installed; Can't Connect to Internet

PC with XP working; just installed Suse10.1 (now dualbooting). Internet connection is fine in XP via cable modem (RoadRunner). No routers.


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:40:XX:XX:XX:XX <== edited
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::240:caff:feac:bcac/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:18277 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:101 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1165908 (1.1 Mb) TX bytes:0 (0.0 cool.gif
Interrupt:50 Base address:0x4000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:369 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:369 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:28226 (27.5 Kb) TX bytes:28226 (27.5 Kb)

netstat -r
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
link-local * U 0 0 0 eth0
loopback * U 0 0 0 lo

# generated by NetworkManager, do not edit!

NIC Info
Model/Device: MCP51 Ethernet Controller (Nvidia onboard controller)
Driver: forcedeth

Things I've tried thus far that have not helped...
% ifconfig eth0 down
% killall dhcpcd
% dhcpcd eth0

Also, I'm running NetManager (and not ifup) with DHCP enabled. Obviously I need something in resolv.conf for DNS servers, but nothing is being written there.

In XP, running ipconfig shows:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : <== edited
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


Thanks in advance.

Old 08-23-2006, 03:27 AM   #2
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you dont have an ipaddress in the range of you router...
169.254.x.x are addresses assigned by the system when a dhcp assigned address is not received withing a certain period of time!
Old 08-23-2006, 08:16 AM   #3
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Thanks Nathanael! So, what's my course of action to resolve this problem?

Abandon dhcp and use static ip addresses for my PC and dns server?

Old 08-23-2006, 10:38 AM   #4
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run the dhcp client on the interface - i bet suse has an interface to obtain a dhcp address
try executing the client on the commandline perhaps and see what it outputs
dhclient eth0
dhcpcd eth0
should do the trick (the command needs to be run as root)

you can also try to assign your linux box a static ip in the range of your router, remember to set your gateway address and a dns address and see if that makes a diff.
Old 08-23-2006, 12:43 PM   #5
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Just remembered one thing...

When installing Suse, the part where your network is tested - failed. Not sure what to make of this...



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