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Old 08-22-2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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Open SuSE wired Internet setup?

Hey guys,

Decided to give Open SuSE a shot on my desktop machine. I have a cable modem connected on this PC.

So I tried to start up YaST, and I went to the network tab to try and set-up internet.

At first it looks really easy - double click "modem" and SuSE will locate the available devices for you.

Except it doesn't.

Nothing comes up after the scan, and I have a modem and router connected directly into this pc.

The only thing I can think of that could be wrong is far-fetched. I don't have it installed yet, I am running straight off of the Live CD. But if I recall, Ubuntu still lets you set up internet off of their Live CD prior to install, so I doubt this is the issue.

Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong?
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But if I recall, Ubuntu still lets you set up internet off of their Live CD prior to install, so I doubt this is the issue.
== Do you mean here that you have run Ubuntu in live cd and it succeeded connecting you to internet? The same should have happened with Suse. Experience have it that almost every live cd of any distro today automatically obtains the needed IP then connects to internet.

--Is your modem intended for a "dial-up" internet connection? If this is the case you must let us know "what" is your modem. If it is a modem/router to a broadband then it is okay.

--So this is what you should do if you really want to find out if you can run suse in live cd:
~~~ see to it your connection is good and the modem is on; then boot from live cd
~~~ on terminal try this:

root@host--# /sbin/inetd start [let us know how it responds]
root@host--# /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart [let us know how it responds]

then launch your browser for a try. If this fails, give us report of these commands:

root@host--# ifconfig -a
root@host--# dmesg


Hope this helps.

Good luck.
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It's a cable modem, actually.

ANother forum told me SuSE does not look for cable modems.
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At first it looks really easy - double click "modem" and SuSE will locate the available devices for you.
If you are connected to a router, you don't need this step. If you must use the GUI, do Network-something -> Use DHCP


Try this in a terminal, as root:
ifconfig        # to find the name of your ethernet interface, probably eth0
ifdown eth0     # in case it is badly configured
dhclient eth0   # to ask your router to give you a new LAN IP
If you get error messages, please post them.


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