I just installed Opensuse 11.2 KDE 64 Bit. I can’t get the internet to work. I have a cable connection. Previously, I have used Ubuntu and Linux Mint with no problems. But when I go to ‘Configure Network Card’ and give the details,it doesn’t connect. Although it recognizes the network adapter. Where do i enter my IP address, default gateway and the sort? A guide to setting up the internet will be much appreciated. Thanks.
Let’s see where you are. Please post the results of the following commands:
cat /etc/resolv.conf | sed -e "/^#/ d" /sbin/route -n /sbin/ifconfig
These screenshots might help: HowTo Configure a network card in Suse/openSUSE 10, 11 for LAN and Internet Access.
Thanks for the quick response. The think I like best about you guys. Anyway here are the results. Hope this helps
Kashif@linux-ddgm:~> cat /etc/resolv.conf | sed -e “/^#/ d”
Kashif@linux-ddgm:~> /sbin/route -n
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
172.17.3.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.192 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 172.17.3.62 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
Okay swerdna, I’ll take a look. Thanks
Your /etc/resolv.conf is empty. That means you have no DNS available. Add a line like this:
where nnn is the IP number of the nameserver to be used. Then do
as user root.
Check for internet access like this:
That should return an echo. Stop it hitting ^C. This works even without DNS. Then do:
You may also test DNS with the following:
And, by the way: Kashif@linux-ddgm:~> /sbin/ifconfigc
You mis-typed the command. Can you see it?
when i type nameserver xxx.xx.x.xx (xx being my IP address), it says that command is not recongnised. Is there a GUI based way to get internet to work?
You can use yast. Network —> Networksettings or like that. In my yast it is called: Netzwerk → Netzwerkeinstellungen
resolve.conf is not a command. You need to open /etc/resolv.conf and add the router’s IP address in.