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I just installed College Linux, my first ever distro, using The_Q's guide off of www.collegelinux.org . When i open up mozilla it cannot connect to any web pages. I can ...
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    Internet Not Working


    I just installed College Linux, my first ever distro, using The_Q's guide off of www.collegelinux.org . When i open up mozilla it cannot connect to any web pages. I can ping 127.0.0.1 and the internet on my WINXP partition works fine. Any ideas?

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    Hi ! First of all welcome to the forums !!!
    Can you ping any other addresses except localhost ? if you can't, did you setup your DNS ip address. In the file /etc/resolv.conf you should have a line like nameserver <ip> where ip is the IP of your DNS. Take a look at the posts at this part of the forum.

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    I cannot ping any outside sources nor can a computer on the network ping the linux computer. The driver seems to be fine and card can ping 127.0.0.1

    Any ideas?

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    why don't you try
    Code:
    ifconfig eth0 up
    if that doesn't return any output, then it worked. then try pinging stuff. if it still can't ping after ifconfiging, then:
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    dhclient eth0
    (i assume that you use DHCP?)
    -lakerdonald

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    Heh! It turns out the college internet went down right after I switched from XP to Linux I went back to check if WinXP worked and it didn't. My internet now works for both OSes!!!

    Thanks for all the help!

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    yay
    who'd of thought that linux wasn't responsible. i bet you a million bucks that the college servers are running windows
    -lakerdonald

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    They are running Windows! I was looking in the employment section on the college website and they are looking for a Linux expert because i believe they are converting.

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    well at least they have seen the light

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