32bit: no internet after update


updated from:
Kernel: 4.15.1-1-default i686 bits: 32
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.0
Distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20180209

Kernel: 4.15.2-1-default i686 bits: 32
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.0
Distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20180213

now internet connection not possible,
it appears to connect, and can ping the router,
but no external web pages accessible

thereafter any attempt to do anything brings the message
“plasma error
unable to create io-slave”

any suggestions?

before attempting an internet connection all
appears to work normally: dolphin, libreoffice, vts, …


TOSHIBA product: Satellite M60 v: PSM60E-0C801GGR serial: N/A
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: EBQ10 v: Null serial: N/A
BIOS: TOSHIBA v: V1.60 date: 03/16/2006

Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV410/M26 [Mobility Radeon X700]
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) driver: radeon Resolution: 1680x1050@60.11hz
OpenGL: renderer: ATI RV410 version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.0-rc3 Direct Render: Yes

Card-1: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter driver: 8139too IF: enp6s1
Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection driver: ipw2200 IF: wlp6s2

Try forcing recreation of /etc/resolv.conf :

rm /etc/resolv.conf
rcnetwork restart

Appreciate the fast reply.

your suggestion worked! thanks the os is now back to normal.


fixed, no, only partially

the rebuild of /etc/resolv.conf file allows access to all webpages,
but the same problem now occurs when when the network is disconnected,
after which the only option is to switch-off by depressing the on button for 10 seconds

no vts are accessible, and plasma is not functional anymore

but at least now after the initial network selection, zypper and yast can access the repos