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    Question 12.3 internet connection confusion

    I upgraded from openSUSE 12.2 to 12.3 not 3 hours ago, and after restarting, I can't connect to the internet with any application except Skype. When I open firefox it can't find any web server. YaST and Apper are unable to resolve any repositories.

    YaST and Apper are giving the error as follows:
    "Problem connecting to a software origin
    Download (curl) error for 'http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/content':
    Error code: connection failed
    Error Message:could not resolve host: download.opensuse.org: Unknown error"
    It displays an error for every repository I have set up.

    At first I thought that maybe a firewall was activated when I updated, but there were no active firewalls. So I checked in the release notes, and I saw section 4.1, which tells me to issue the following commands in terminal:

    Stop the service first
    systemctl is-active network.service && \
    systemctl stop network.service
    Enable NetworkManager
    systemctl --force enable NetworkManager.service
    Enable the service again
    systemctl start network.service

    I've done that, and all it succeeds in doing is disconnecting me from my wifi, and then when it's re-enabled it connects me again, and the problem is unresolved. Any help would be much appreciated.

    *edited for grammar error*

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    Smile Re: 12.3 internet connection confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Brother_Kirik View Post
    I upgraded from openSUSE 12.2 to 12.3 not 3 hours ago, and after restarting, I can't connect to the internet with any application except Skype. When I open firefox it can't find any web server. YaST and Apper are unable to resolve any repositories.

    YaST and Apper are giving the error as follows:
    "Problem connecting to a software origin
    Download (curl) error for 'http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/12.3/repo/oss/content':
    Error code: connection failed
    Error Message:could not resolve host: download.opensuse.org: Unknown error"
    It displays an error for every repository I have set up.

    At first I thought that maybe a firewall was activated when I updated, but there were no active firewalls. So I checked in the release notes, and I saw section 4.1, which tells me to issue the following commands in terminal:

    Stop the service first
    systemctl is-active network.service && \
    systemctl stop network.service
    Enable NetworkManager
    systemctl --force enable NetworkManager.service
    Enable the service again
    systemctl start network.service

    I've done that, and all it succeeds in doing is disconnecting me from my wifi, and then when it's re-enabled it connects me again, and the problem is unresolved. Any help would be much appreciated.

    *edited for grammar error*
    So did you visit YaST / Network Devices / Network Settings/ Overview Tab / and see if your network device is listed as Not Configured. If so, select it and edit it and make sure to select DHCP for your IP address.



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    Default Re: 12.3 internet connection confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    So did you visit YaST / Network Devices / Network Settings/ Overview Tab / and see if your network device is listed as Not Configured. If so, select it and edit it and make sure to select DHCP for your IP address.



    Thank You,
    My wireless card was configured, but while looking through the network settings, I noticed that IPv6 was enabled, and once disabled I now have access to the internet. Thank you for your help.

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    Smile Re: 12.3 internet connection confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Brother_Kirik View Post
    My wireless card was configured, but while looking through the network settings, I noticed that IPv6 was enabled, and once disabled I now have access to the internet. Thank you for your help.
    AH SO, yet another to look for. Thanks for letting us know.

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    Default Re: 12.3 internet connection confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by Brother_Kirik View Post
    My wireless card was configured, but while looking through the network settings, I noticed that IPv6 was enabled, and once disabled I now have access to the internet. Thank you for your help.
    Thank you VERY MUCH. I have the same problem, And it's SOLVE Now.

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    Default Re: 12.3 internet connection confusion

    Yes thank You it solved a problem here also.

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    Default Re: 12.3 internet connection confusion

    Apperently a lot of you are using ISPs that are still not IPv6 ready. That is a shame. You should try to put some pressure on them. The more people complain about them, the more chance they will pay attention.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: 12.3 internet connection confusion

    On 03/27/2013 04:46 AM, hcvv wrote:
    >
    > Apperently a lot of you are using ISPs that are still not IPv6 ready.
    > That is a shame. You should try to put some pressure on them. The more
    > people complain about them, the more chance they will pay attention.


    I agree. More than 99% of IPv6 problems are due to failures in the DNS facility
    of the ISP. As mine was quite slow in fixing theirs, I had to modify
    /etc/resolv.conf and add nameservers 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 before any reference to
    the ISPs name server. No troubles since that change.



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    Default Re: 12.3 internet connection confusion

    I had similar problems on a fresh installation of 12.3.
    I was perfectly able to connect to my WLAN, but - after some time of usage - the computer couldn't solve the hostnames anymore.
    Disabling IPV6 from YAST solved the problem!

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