I am complete newbie with OpenSuse. Previously I used Ubuntu and loved it. I thought I should give OpenSUSE a try. And after installing I don’t regret my decision.
But unfortunately, i can’t connect to internet. I have a pppoe connection and an ADSL modem. In ubuntu i used to configure the connection with “sudo pppoeconf”. Here in SUSE, things look much better since it has a GUI based configuration manager.
I set up the network settings and it could detect my modem. And configured the dsl settings. But don’t know why I still can’t connect. I am adding some screenshots. Please take a look.
I also tried this one: Bryan æ‰‹æœ* — ç”Ÿæ´»è¨˜è¶£ » How to connect to internet by PPPOE (KDE or Gnome) on Opensuse But my right-click isn’t working (yes, i will buy a new one)
Also ifconfig gives me: “bash: No such command” which is surprising.
On the Hostname|DNS tab
uncheck Update DNS data via DHCP
under Name Servers enter the (DNS) name servers that your ISP uses
(in plain language, you’re telling it some numbers it ought to be able to work out for itself but can’t)
On my router, DNS is a tad flaky, so I’ve got into the habit of hard-coding the name servers on openSUSE (and Windows XP) - the trick seems to work.
As belt-and-braces, under Routing (or wherever it’s hiding) confirm that your Default Gateway is set to 192.168.1.1
other than Ubuntu, “normal” distributions allow you to become root on a console. So open a console and type
The prompt should become red after that. Now try
to check if your connection is working.
The dialog box isn’t wrong, it’s not what I expected. So I’m being cautious about my own diagnostic abilities.
Your /etc/resolv.conf is what I’d expect. I wouldn’t have suggested editing it, I’d have recommended staying within the GUI. (You edited it, didn’t you?)
The puzzle now is, why isn’t resolv.conf matching what you have in the GUI? What I do know is that openSUSE does some stuff “behind the scenes” so I’d still advise you to enter those two nameservers in the GUI, uncheck that “Update DNS via DHCP” tickbox and let openSUSE configure itself.
Oh, and ping an IP address, we can be more confident it is a DNS problem if the ping comes back.
Ok the fist screen capture you posted had the Network Settings windo.w Global Settings tab.
There are two settings near the top
User controlled with NetworkManager
o Traditional Method with ifup
make sure you select the traditional method with ifup.
NetworkManager is a bit incomplete yet with handling all network connections types. Switch it to ifup and proceed with the defaults settings, (you may need to delete and reinstall the dsl modem to reset to the defaults). This might clear up the problem. (no guaranty on this! let me know what happens…