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Old 01-06-2004, 01:20 AM   #1
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why won't the internet work?

I just installed Linux 9.0...and I am dual booting 9.0 and Win XP. The internet works for XP, but not for linux. Any ideas why?? thanks!

Here is the result of the ifconfig command:
Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:08:A1:2A:6B:B3
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:676 (676.0 b) TX bytes:342 (342.0 b)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xd800

and here is the resolv.conf file:
generated by /sbin/dhclient-script

thanks alot!

Old 01-06-2004, 02:18 AM   #2
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Hi mikell, you will probably want to give more info like the program you are using to connect to the internet. ifconfig will only show ppp0 if it is running I think. But yeh a bit more info is probably needed.
Old 01-06-2004, 03:01 AM   #3
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jimthing2001, more infomation is needed. Is the internet being shared through a gateway? Is you PC directly connecting to the internet? What kind of modem do you have? Is there UNIX support for it?

By the way, unless your running a DNS server, your nameserver in /etc/resolve.conf should be pointing to an external address.

This is mine:

root@zion:~# cat /etc/resolv.conf

More info
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I'd be *mighty* surprised if the Internet stopped working.
And I'd be even more surprised to be reading about it on the Internet .....

What we have here is a failure to communicate.
That applies both to the 'net, and helpful folk there-in trying to help.
As suggested, more (relevant) information would be helpful in determining any issues.
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You tripled posted the same question. Redirect all replies to here:

As this thread has been reported and will be closed now.
Old 01-06-2004, 06:40 PM   #6
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lol, Syg00...well maybe you wouldnt be so suprised if you read what I wrote. First sentence of the thread...I dual boot linux and windows (meaning I have both on my computer) and the internet works for XP, NOT for linux. Hence one could infer that I am on WINDOWS right now typing away. And you know damn good and well what I meant by the internet not arent a computer man, dont act like one.

Anyways, thanks to someone's suggestion (who managed to communicate very well) I tried typing in an actual IP address in the URL. and it worked!! So I guess something is wrong with the nameserver.

Anyone have any suggestion or requested information? I'm using roadrunner to computer is directly connected to the internet through a Surfboard S4100 which supports unix apparently. We are using a router also. I'll post any info anyone needs. cause I have no idea. Thanks!


trickykid - my bad for posting multiple times, this is my first time here. I tried to delete some of them, but couldnt find a delete button. Anyways, wont happen again.

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