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richandreba 06-16-2006 10:10 AM

internet access
I am new to linux. After installing the latest version of unbuntu last night, i tried to get on teh internet. The only page that worked was google - but I couldn't access any links beyond the first page. I looked at the eth0 settings but I dont really know how to fix the problem or even what is wrong. Anyone have a suggestion?

darthtux 06-16-2006 10:38 AM

Post the output of ifconfig -a and the contents of /etc/resolv.conf. Are you connecting through a router? Can you ping it?

richandreba 06-16-2006 02:09 PM

Dont forget that this is all new lingo. I am patching through a router. I am not sure what linux prompt (?) I can use to ping. Where do I find the prompt?

Nylex 06-16-2006 02:13 PM

You're looking for an entry in GNOME's menu called "Terminal". On the bar at the top, there may also be a terminal icon (usually, it kinda looks like a black box with a prompt in it).

jeelliso 06-16-2006 02:13 PM


Happy 2000th post.

pixellany 06-16-2006 03:11 PM

If the Google page comes up, it means the connection is working--it also implies that dns is working, so this is a mystery.
You can see all of your settings from a GUI menu---or using a terminal as others have suggested. What we are looking for is to verify that at least one dns server is specified (this is what you'll find in /etc/resolv.conf)

richandreba 06-18-2006 12:16 PM

ok.I did a reinstall b/c Ihad the time. The connection now works but some pages wont display, like, any links from pages. Any help?

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