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Old 10-29-2007, 08:40 PM   #1
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Question No ethernet using slackware 12 on Inspiron B130

Hello all,

I am some what new to installing linux on laptops. I have a friend's Inspiron B130 from two years ago that I am installing Slackware 12 Kernel 2.6.x on. Everything is working just fine except there is no internet connection.

I configured the network in the setup and install of slackware. I went into the the terminal and typed ifconfig. eth0 shows as UP and running and so is lo. DHCP is on and I have an address for the IP, Bcast, and Mask. I can also ping the router. When I go into firefox I get problem loading page for any website I try.

I looked through the forums and saw that some people used ndiswrapper. Is that what I need to do?

Also in the control panel eth0 shows up as enabled.

Thank you.

Old 10-29-2007, 09:44 PM   #2
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Sounds like you can't resolve DNS

What does your "/etc/resolv.conf" file have in it?

Can you resolve a domain name? ( At the command line try "nslookup"
Old 10-29-2007, 11:42 PM   #3
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For some reason I can't connect on eth0. When I installed slackware12 I could not get web pages up either.
However, eth1 worked for me.

ifconfig eth1 up
dhcpcd eth1


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