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Old 09-06-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy unable to resolve domain names on FC7 x86

I am having some issues getting my network card set up correctly on my Fedora Core 7 x86 OS.

Currently, my network card is set to grab information via DHCP, and all of that works fine. I am getting an IP address and subnet mask, and the gateway works. I am able to ping google via it's IP address (, but when I try to ping it's FQDN (ie, or if I try to browse to it using a web browser, it is unable to resolve the domain. Same with any other web site.

I originally had installed FC7 64 bit edition and I had the same problem. With that, I edited the /etc/resolv.conf file and added "nameserver" to it and that was enough to get everything up and running like it should be.

In my current installation, I checked out the /etc/resolv.conf file, and that line had already been added.

Any ideas on what it might be? Sorry I'm still a n00b

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Josh B.
Old 09-06-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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So I went to my NIC and re-specified the primary domain name server to, and saved the configuration. I then deactivated and re-activated my NIC, and suddenly everything seems to work now... ??

Is this some soft of bug or am I just losing my mind?

Anyhow looks like I am up and running! I still may be interested in knowing what might cause a problem like this, if anyone has any ideas I'd love to hear them!

Josh B.


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