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    drmartinez1 NNTP User

    Default Help I'm new Suse won't detect interenet

    I have the cable directly plugged in from the router(a linksys). will not detect.. Please help

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: Help I'm new Suse won't detect interenet

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    Please troubleshoot a little so we can isolate the issue. Post the
    output from the following commands:

    `ip addr sh`
    `ip route sh`
    `cat /etc/resolv.conf`
    `ping -c 10 google.com`

    Do other machines work? Does this one with a LiveCD/DVD or other OS
    (assuming it dual-boots)? Did this just start or has it been happening
    for a while?

    Good luck.





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    dmart1633 NNTP User

    Default Re: Help I'm new Suse won't detect interenet

    This is my first Linux box I have built. All other systems are Windows XP systems running on a Linksys 330N router. They all work fine and connect to the web ok. The one issue I found with the Linux box is that it says "there is no network connection". This is a system board with two nics and they are both connected and have activity lights. When I click on the bottom right where the connection activity icon is, I select one of the connections. It then starts to attempt to aquire an address and it later fails with the following message "Disconnected, the network connection is disconnected". I have activity lights on both the system and the switch so that tells me that they are connected. I am very new to Linux and I installed Open Suse 11 with a Gnome desktop. I am not sure where or how to open a command prompt to run the commands you provided. I appreciate your patience.

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    dmart1633 NNTP User

    Default Re: Help I'm new Suse won't detect interenet

    I also wanted to add that this is a single boot system to Suse only. I downloaded the ISO from the Novell/Suse site and burnt it to a DVD. So far all else seems good just can't get out to the web due to the system thinking the nics are not connected to a switch.

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    drmartinez1 NNTP User

    Default Re: Help I'm new Suse won't detect interenet

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    This is my first Linux box I have built. All other systems are Windows XP systems running on a Linksys 330N router. They all work fine and connect to the web ok. The one issue I found with the Linux box is that it says "there is no network connection". This is a system board with two nics and they are both connected and have activity lights. When I click on the bottom right where the connection activity icon is, I select one of the connections. It then starts to attempt to aquire an address and it later fails with the following message "Disconnected, the network connection is disconnected". I have activity lights on both the system and the switch so that tells me that they are connected. I am very new to Linux and I installed Open Suse 11 with a Gnome desktop. I am not sure where or how to open a command prompt to run the commands you provided. I appreciate your patience.

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    Default Re: Help I'm new Suse won't detect interenet

    If XP detects it automatically so should OpenSuSE

    Press Alt and F2
    Type yast (if you use kde) or yast2 (if you use GNOME)
    Type your root password and press ENTER
    Click on network devices->network settings
    Select your lan card and click edit
    Select dynamic address (DHCP in the dropdown)
    Click next and finish
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    Default Re: Help I'm new Suse won't detect interenet

    I've never been able to get Linksys routers to work. Great success with Netgear.

    Go into Yast --> hardware --> hardware information and see if the router is found. You may need to go into YaST --> Network Devices --> Network Settings to set up your card.

    Another attempt is to bypass the Linksys router and connect the CAT-5 cable directly to the DSL router / cable router / what ever router that supplies the Internet. This is assuming of course that you are using an ethernet card.

    One other issue. Click on the globe icon next to the speaker icon on the lower right hand corner, and attempt to manually connect.

    Just one more thing. During the install, did you allow the installer program to establish an Internet connection?
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    Default Re: Help I'm new Suse won't detect interenet

    To run command prompts from KDE: click on the SuSE icon, that is equivalent to the Windows start button. Scroll down and click on the Terminal icon. The command "su" (super user, do not type in the "s). It will ask you for your root password. This will provide a command line prompt with root privileges. The command exit will terminate the su. A second exit will close the window. Command lines submit bash commands, which is a scripting language.
    The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
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