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Re: [vox-tech] Re: vox-tech digest, Vol 1 #577 - 11 msgs
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Re: [vox-tech] Re: vox-tech digest, Vol 1 #577 - 11 msgs

On Tuesday 21 January 2003 09:22 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> begin Robin Snyder <resnyder@ucdavis.edu>
> > > > I came back from the Installfest very happy to finally have X running
> > > > (thanks, Mike!) but now have no internet connection.  I'm sure it's
> > > > something stupid, but I can't figure out what.
> > > >
> > > > My setup: I'm on a fixed IP address, using a DSL line.  I have two
> > > > ethernet cards.
> > > >
> > > > What I've checked so far: I'm pretty sure I'm plugged into the
> > > > correct ethernet card.  I know the DSL box works, because I can use
> > > > my housemate's computer to get to the net.  The ethernet cable should
> > > > be fine because it was working at the Installfest.  There's nothing
> > > > amiss that I can see in either dmesg or /var/log/syslog.  netstat -rn
> > > > gives me the correct IP address but Gateway is listed simply as
> > > >  However, that strikes me more as symptom than cause.  What
> > > > other probes can I use to figure out what's gone wrong?
> > >
> > > hi robin,
> > >
> > > try:
> > >
> > >    ping
> that's the IP address for yahoo.com.
> it appears that you don't have DNS for some reason...

to clarify, you need to get the IP address for a nameserver or two into
/etc/resolv.conf -- if your ethernet configuration was/is hard-coded you
can do this by directly modify the file; if you/someone used a fancy gui
tool to configure the interface you'll need to use that tool.  the required
contents of the file are simple, e.g., 
first line: "search somedomainname.net"
second line: "nameserver"
modified to reflect the specifics of your provider, of course.

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