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Old 05-20-2005, 09:22 PM   #1
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dhcp already configured on eth0


I just installed suse 9.0 on my computer and upon boot it attempts to get updates. The message it returns is above. My nic is on the motherboard and setup recognized it with the rest of my hardware so why can't I get access to the web? I am totally new to Linux so I have no clue how to fix this. Since it's a dual boot system I don't have a problem getting online with Windows.

Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

Dylan
 
Old 05-20-2005, 09:26 PM   #2
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Type in ifconfig -a at the superuser command prompt and put it in your reply.
 
Old 05-20-2005, 11:48 PM   #3
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ok here it is:
eth0
link encap:ethernet
HWaddr:00:26:54:08:00:d8
inet6 address:fe80::226:54:fe08:d8/64
Scope: Link
UP Broadcast no trailers multicast mtu:1500 metric:1
RXpackets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 carrier:10
collisions:0 tx queuelen:100
RX bytes:0 TX bytes 3828
interupt:5 base address 0xc000

lo
link encap:LocalLoopback
inet addr 127.0.0.1 {which by the way is incorrect}
mask 255.0.0.0
inet6 address: ::1/128 scope:host
up loopback: running
MTU 16436 metric:1
RX packets40 errors:0dropped:0 overruns:0 frames:0 carrier:0 collisions:0
TX packets40 errors:0dropped:0 overruns:0 frames:0 carrier:0 collisions:0
TX queuelen:0
RX bytes:2608
TX bytes:2608

sit0
link encap: ipv6 in ipv4
NOARP MTU 1480 metric1
RX packets40 errors:0dropped:0 overruns:0 frames:0 carrier:0 collisions:0
TX packets40 errors:0dropped:0 overruns:0 frames:0 carrier:0 collisions:0
TX queuelen:0
RX bytes:2608
TX bytes:2608

Let me know if you can make any sense of that
Thanks

Dylan
 
Old 05-21-2005, 02:50 AM   #4
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hey

hey man whats up. it would help if u told use how u get on the net. is it just a modem > router > pc?
or is it just modem > pc?

if u can give us that it would help

 
Old 05-21-2005, 09:44 AM   #5
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sorry
1 pc to motorola cable modem
 
Old 05-21-2005, 10:07 AM   #6
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I do not know anything at all about suse, - i used it once for like 2 days then went back to fedora, but in yast there must be somewhere you can look at your network connections - maybe its simply not turned on?

EDIT: I don't know what most of that output means, but 127.0.0.1 means the current computer.

Last edited by Ynot Irucrem; 05-21-2005 at 10:22 AM.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 10:18 AM   #7
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setup recognized my onboard ethernet card and shows dhcp associated with it. I did go into the control panel and look at various network items but I can't see anything that appears to be wrong.
Again, with Linux products I am a total noob.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 12:19 PM   #8
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now, when u are on your windows partions do u go on the internet by dhcp, meaning that no setup is needed. or do u have to login in the network setings?
 
Old 05-21-2005, 01:08 PM   #9
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Yes DHCP is enabled in Windows. I have no trouble getting online in windows and I don't need to log in etc.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 03:06 PM   #10
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See if this helps;
http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/dslandlinuxs.shtml
 
Old 05-21-2005, 03:18 PM   #11
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I'll try that and post back later today. thanks
 
Old 05-21-2005, 10:15 PM   #12
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That link was mostly for dsl but I did try to make some changes in my network card properties. Unfortunately this resulted in failure yet again. I have all the specific info about dns servers dhcp and ip addresses so I tried configureing it as a static ip (which it's not) and that didn't work so I reset all of the values and set it to obtain all information automatically from dhcp. Again I failed. I can't help but think that I'm missing something important. I really want to get online and start using Linux so any help would be very appreciated.Thanks,

Dylan
 
Old 05-21-2005, 10:20 PM   #13
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Is that a usb surfboard modem?
 
Old 05-22-2005, 08:00 AM   #14
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usb or cat5. I'm using the cat5 right now. and yes it is a motorola surfboard modem.
 
Old 05-22-2005, 08:57 AM   #15
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See if this helps;
http://www.linux.com/howtos/Motorola...em/index.shtml
google will give you lots,good luck
 
  


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