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    Default opensuse 31.1 network setup

    Spent the entire afternoon and evening downloading 3 different ISOs for a USB supposedly live install. Finally got one to install only to see it never setup or attempted to setup my simple on all the time DHCP connection. It all looks like gibberish to me in KDE with all this fancy network stuff that don't pertain to me, all I wanted to do was install the system and use it a while with internet which every distro out there usually does , I have no trouble with Debian..Ubuntu.. or others they all connect immediately. I'm already burned out on this suse experience and don't want to be a network engineer to have internet. I'm going to use a Linux version that is built to not waste time for a simple desktop. Then that was my purpose to try the different offerings out there and decide which one my abilities are more in line with. Some day when I have more time I'll read up on network terminology.

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    Default Re: opensuse 31.1 network setup

    Assuming it's a typo and not a time machine that brought you 31.1 (kidding) open YaST from KMenu/System, type root password, on the left choose Network Devices, then on the right choose Network Settings. On the Global Options (far left tab) switch to traditional method/ifup. Next go back to the Overview tab, select your NIC, and on the bottom click the Edit button. Everything from there should be really straightforward.

    All KDE distros that I know of use KNetworkManager by default, and KNetworkManager should be able to be switched off from within. Once off you'll have to manage it yourself. YaST is by far the easiest method I've found in any distro. My suggestion is go through YaST and look at all the options and get familiar. Once you get used to it you probably won't want to go back to other distros. Think WIndows Control Panel but written by developer-users and not by drunk monkeys. Also in the YaST Software Management you can find more YaST packages to control even more settings.

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    Default Re: opensuse 31.1 network setup

    On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 03:06:01 +0000, materene wrote:

    > Spent the entire afternoon and evening downloading 3 different ISOs for
    > a USB supposedly live install. Finally got one to install only to see
    > it never setup or attempted to setup my simple on all the time DHCP
    > connection.


    If you want assistance with the setup, it would be useful for you to tell
    us what hardware you're using. No doubt it's a simple fix, but without
    that piece of information, it would be difficult to advise on how to
    resolve the issue.

    If you just wanted to vent, that's fine - we'll move this post to an
    appropriate forum. Just let us know.

    Thanks,

    Jim



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