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Old 01-06-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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Problems with Internet access in SUSE...

Hey All,

I'm pretty much a Linux n00b, prior to today, I only use it at uni for c++ work (2nd year at Herts if you're interested!)... So that I can work at home too, I bought SUSE Personal Edition 9.1 for 25 from PC World just to get used to working with Linux properly... Well anyway, I've set it up correctly, no problems with the partitioning and both XP and Linux work fine... But how do I get the internet to work in Linux as I need it to install c++ compilers through YaST... At the moment, everytime I try to goto a website, it returns "unknown host"... Could someone please help me resolve this problem as soon as possible so I can get started on some c++ work.


(I should've posted this in this section in the first place, I know!)
Old 01-07-2005, 07:16 AM   #2
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have you added your isp's name servers to the /etc/resolv.conf file ? The format should be something like

Old 01-07-2005, 11:29 AM   #3
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is your net adapter up?

try to run
and see it it loads something like eth0 or eth1, and has assigned an IP to it
Old 01-07-2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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with yast, look network devices, modem maybe, over there you set up the modem, and the account............ try
Old 01-07-2005, 02:26 PM   #5
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When I set mine up (assuming you run DHCP) I had to goto Yast, Network devices, select ethernet card, goto (advanced) DHCP Client settings, and check 'Request Broadcast response', otherwise you have to manually enter your DNS servers and gateway (under routing).


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