Browsed through settings on firewall. Looked into options, wrote config files, etc. Everything still working. Rebooted and nothing works.
- Browser can’t find servers.
- KDE Update widget can’t find server.
- No access to Package Repositories.
OK, I broke the firewall.
I’m using the LiveCD to access the internet on the same machine.
Using SuSE 11.2 x64.
Already tried copying /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2 config file and directories from LiveCD back to the installed directory.
I delete the original files before pasting the copies.
Seems to revert back to the original file.
in YaST, go Security > Firewall, and turn off the firewall
then, go Software > Software management, search on firewall and update all
then, go Security > Firewall, hold your breath, turn the firewall back
on, and hope
if that fails, try:
boot from install media andon first page (see
http://tinyurl.com/yzp536z) select “Repair Installed System”
if that fails, boot again from install media and progress the step
“Installation Mode” (like on the graphic following paragraph 4 in the
same link) and try to select that “Repair Installed System” (i think
they are different)
it that fails, you might have to reinstall…unless someone else has a
bright idea of how to repair what you broke, without you being able to
The configuration of the firewall (to make the iptables) is in /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2. To make a fresh start I wouuld try to
. remove the SuSEfirewall2 package;
. check if /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2 is still ther, when yes delete it (maybe yoy want to save it first);
. install SuSEfirewall2 anew.
thanks! i didn’t know those details…and, i think they are crucial to
the map i gave…
Couldn’t get it to work. I think defaults between the original setup and the file created may be different. Had to re-install linux on another HD.
Maybe other locations for settings. Tried to search for files the same size, etc. but had to give up and try a fresh install. All OK.