I have just installed OPENSUSE 11.3 (32 bit) on a pc. I am brand new to OPENSUSE. I have connected a network cable from a router that previously connected a Windows XP machine to a home wired network/internet connection. The computer shows network connectivity, but when I launch Firefox it cannot find the OPENSUSE URL or any other such as my ISP. Do I need to install or activate some LINUX application to make the OPENSUSE system see the network /internet connection? I can’t seem to find any application in the basic OPENSUSE installation that addresses this. Is there some kind of firewall that needs to be dealt with?
Most certainly this is a tiny problem with DNS resolution. This would be a configuration problem, i.e. there is no need to install additional packages. I suppose that you have configured your network interface with yast (yast is the package manager and configuration- and “good for anything else” program). Please tell us: are you using “Network manager” or traditional method with ifup?
Just in case you can figure out how to open a terminal (if not, then ask) type in the following three commands and copy/paste the output for review:
/sbin/ifconfig /sbin/route -n cat /etc/resolv.conf
And - it’s not a firewall problem. The default install lets you browse the net.
Vodoo wrote: I suppose that you have configured your network interface with yast (yast is the package manager and configuration- and “good for anything else” program). Please tell us: are you using “Network manager” or traditional method with ifup?
I’m a total newbie to Linux, I don’t know anything about yast or ifup
OK, I have found Yast, and located instructions for network configuration. I have now successfully configured the network card and connected to the network and internet.
Thank you for your help. As far as I’m concerned this thread is closed.