[Scottish] SuSe Internet Access

Ian Gilfillan security.fasbet at gmail.com
Tue Apr 26 11:48:11 BST 2005

check your using DHCP...it sounds like your not getting your DNS
server addresses updated.

On 25/04/05, Robert Barbour <rlbarbour at castleventures.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
> Having restored printing services, I need to get back online with Suse. Before abandoning MS Windows, I noted as many settings as I could, covering the dialup access I have with Wanadoo.
> I have a US robotics external modem, definitely working OK, and configured it in Yast/network Devices (US Robotics Courier everything) as modem0 with Wanadoo Pay As You Go. So far so good.
> When I select Internet dialup and give my ISP password, the modem dials and sounds like it is connecting. I get a wee plug icon in bottom right, which gets a jaggy bit of yellow lightning on it. If I other click on it, one option is to hang up, so I guess I'm connected?
> Opening Konqueror's browser and typing a URL gets an error message like "unknown host www.google.com".
> The sytem hangs up after a few minutes, and the lightning disappears from icon.
> While 'connected' an attempt to update SuSe just gets "couldn't resolve host www.suse.de".
> I know I'm missing something but what?
> Do I need to Use Yast to configure any Network Services, and if so which? (and how?).  I understand nothing about DNS, host names etc.
>  All suggestion gratefully received.
> Regards
> Rob
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