On 8 Nov 2004, at 23:22, Fred wrote:
> Ok... I do see the point being made though it is through my a misted
> eyes of
> hours on the suse site and other places.
> I did try ilug before but have had to put it on hold and restarting to
> things is so .... errr how to put it.. mouth-wateringly teeeeeedious.
> But I'll not let it get to me before its solved. there has to be
> another way
> other than M/S.
>> So I have suse 9.0 pro installed
> Connection to IrishBB works in windows but not suse.
> The hardware seems to be fine. Have tried three network cards and one
> not picked up.
> Should be a case of just putting in the IP add, subnet mask, gateway
> primary DNS and off we go.
> the problem is also found with a bootable suse 9.1 cd.
> YAST seems to handle the settings of IP add, subnet mask, gateway and
> primary DNS.
Yes, Yast will set those things - based on information from you. But we
don't know are they set correctly. Some of the previoulsy mentioned
Note - lacking a better means of emphasis, commands which you should
type e.g. in a konsole session are enclosed in 'quotes like this' The
'quotes' should not be typed - just what is between them.
1) What is the default gateway address? [For this discussion, we'll
assume it's a.b.c.d]
2) Can you ping that address? i.e. what happens when you do 'ping
a.b.c.d' ? If all is in order, you should get something like:
PING a.b.c.d (a.b.c.d) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from a.b.c.d: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=50.198 ms
64 bytes from a.b.c.d: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=49.878 ms
3) Is that address correctly configured as your default route? i.e. if
you do 'netstat -rn' do you get a line of output resembling this
0.0.0.0 a.b.c.d 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
4) If 2) and 3) are as they should be, you should now get a positive
response to 'ping 22.214.171.124' which is the IP address of www.linux.ie
(fingers crossed it won't change sometime very shortly)
5) How are your name servers set up? Do 'cat /etc/resolv.conf' and you
should see at least one, preferrably two or three lines beginning
nameserver and followed by an IP address e.g.
You should be able to ping as in 2) both of these addresses i.e. 'ping
e.f.g.h' and 'ping i.j.k.l'
If all of the above provide positive responses, then your networking is
correctly setup, and you should now be able to access the Internet by
name e.g. ping www.linux.ie . I suspect from what you have said that
this is NOT the case. If I'm correct, do let us know where things
failed in the above trail.
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have this email carved in ogham on an oak stick and will beat the
accuser with said stick.
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