INTERNET ACCESS PROBLEM WITH OPENSUSE 10.3 AND ADSL2+ MODEM WITH GIGABYTE MCP73 MOTHERBOARD

I have sucessfully installed OpenSuse 10.3 with Win XP as Dual OS on Gigabyte MCP73 motherboard with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 processor.

Broadband connection on BSNL landline with ADSL2+ modem working with Win XP but not with OpenSuse 10.3.

Please guide how to configure in GUI.[Even ping 192.168.1.1 -t (Modem) not working in Suse while its working in Win XP.]

How to create a new connection in Linux as if in Win XP (I tried to configure network card through YAST giving obtain IP address through DHCP and giving DNS address (those can ping in Win XP).

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  3. It is a pitty that you just installed openSUSE 10.3. It is long out of support. Only 11.2, 11.3 and 11.4 are supported levels. You beetr download 11.4 and install it. Then we are better able to follow what you try to do.

On 09/23/2011 02:56 PM, chandrakantfatak wrote:
>
> I have sucessfully installed OpenSuse 10.3 with Win XP as Dual OS on
> Gigabyte MCP73 motherboard with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 processor.
>
> Broadband connection on BSNL landline with ADSL2+ modem working with
> Win XP but not with OpenSuse 10.3.
>
> Please guide how to configure in GUI.[Even ping 192.168.1.1 -t (Modem)
> not working in Suse while its working in Win XP.]
>
> How to create a new connection in Linux as if in Win XP (I tried to
> configure network card through YAST giving obtain IP address through
> DHCP and giving DNS address (those can ping in Win XP).
>
>
the problem with openSUSE 10.3 is that it is long past its end of life
(died in october 2009!) and i couldn’t possibly remember how to tell you
how to configure it (hmmmm, as i recall i never had to do anything but
plug it in, and it worked…did you elect DHCP?)

but, for security reasons you should abandon that install and move to a
supported version…currently 11.3 and 11.4 are supported, but 11.3 for
only another 114 days (cite: http://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime)

well, if you never put any important data at risk (bank access codes,
email addresses, etc) on that 10.3 system you might be ok (i ran 10.3
with confidence until last feburary but i had and you should work behind
a nat router/firewall and take lots of normal security measures (like
STRONG passwords and . . .))

however, if that is an XP era machine it may not have been born with the
capability to run more modern operating systems…the needs of 11.4 are
listed here: http://en.opensuse.org/Hardware_requirements

there are, however smaller, lighter, less demanding versions of Linux
which are fully security patched that you could use with confidence…

if you would like a list of those…hmmmm, here is a dated but
probably still relevant posting of mine from three years ago (using
another ID) which might be helpful http://tinyurl.com/ylf8zq9

still, check and watch there may be someone who comes along here with
the exact setup info you seek!!


DD
Caveat-Hardware-Software-
openSUSE®, the “German Automobiles” of operating systems

Correction: 11.2 is also out of support.

hcvv wrote:
> Correction: 11.2 is also out of support.

Though Evergreen provides some support.

Hi

If you supply the DNS addresses in Yast, it’s a good idea to also supply the gateway address or else if I remember correctly 10.3 gets confused.