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Old 03-25-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
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connecting to internet on suse 9.2

Hi !
i cudn't find much on this .
i have installed suse 9.2 personal edition on my dell 600m inspiron which has win xp professional.
I see that suse recognizes the lan card by giving the following info on Yast :
"Dell NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet Configured with DHCP"

But when i try to browse the web i am not able to as the browser gives the message " ... host not found".
I have a DSL cable connection to connect to the internet through the ethernet port.

What do I need to do ?

Also i am unable to run basic commands like "ifconfig" and "route" . Please advise on this too.
Old 03-26-2006, 09:04 AM   #2
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Your ethernet card may be detected, but your network may not be configured or enabled.
You can configure your network using yast.
This link may help you do this:
Old 03-26-2006, 10:09 AM   #3
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it may be a module problem also.

have you considered using a more up to date versioin of suse? hardware detection is excellent.


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