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Re: [SLE] Setting up DSL on SUSE 10.1
- From: QiuFeng <MingQiuFeng_8@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 20:26:58 +0000 (UTC)
- Message-id: <7166920.post@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks. I won't faint at command line. LoL! I would like to learn it as I
think it's important.(I have seen many good books in a search but it's a bit
of cost to have them shipped to me here in China.) The person that taught
me about MS stuff insisted I learn it (DOS) and showed me it was important.
I do have some screen shots. If U think they'd be helpful.
I'll run these commands. Some similar information is what I got. I should
tell U. I'm from USA. I 'work' here in china. Also if U read a review of Red
Flag Linux, it's just a port/copy of Red Hat. I'm not that into Red Hat
I just need Chinese Language support but I need an English distrubution.
(Plus it's not even a "good" port of Red Hat according to the reviews. In
addition... I've shown some of my students, I teach at a vocational college,
SUSE or Mepis and the non computer oriented PCLinuxOS. Those Software majors
are interested in Linux but seemed daunted by Red Flag. They mentioned it to
me but they didn't seem to like it and with SUSE capable of having a CHINESE
desktop. I thought I'd see who I could get interested in it. Besides this
internet problem isn't so isolated. The other guy using Mandriva, a "Newby"
like myself had equal problems getting online.)
I have a few questions.
To try to clear it up. I managed to get similar information but I'll get
more with command lines. Glad to know them.
What I 'was' looking for but didn't find was the firewall set up in SUSE? Is
there one? I mean detailed set up. I actuallly considered that it might be a
firewall blocking things. Only... in card configuration area. It says the
Firewall is disabled. So I thought that meant it wasn't on.
1. In some OS's such as MS's the network will be confiured and on. Yet with
DSL U must enable it. At that time it will send password and try to connect.
Is there something to enable DSL like that in SUSE? Or is it simply supposed
to be 'on' always?
2. I noticed a time out period which I set to 'zero' and it indicated that
if idle SUSE would disconnect. Which would mean there's some way to 'turn'
on the DSL connection?
I admit I'm still somewhat playing with SUSE as I only just downloaded it a
few days ago. I just did'nt think it was that difficult to find things. I
managed to find them well in Simply Mepis.
3. If after checking Command Line I do find no information coming in. What
do I do? IS there a command line way to control and set the Firewall?
4. Is there a command line way for turning the internet connection off and
on? Example: SimplyMepis tutorial said to type
pon 'dsl provider' to turn on the connection
pof to disconnect.
There was a third to check the status simllar to what you've given me here.
At this point I think that SUSE can connect like the others but as U said,
either Firewall issues or somethign else I'm missing. By the way I should
state I am using... Live DVD as I was testing it. So my last test is of
course getting it online at which point when I know how I plan on installing
it. (I've got the DVD and the 5 CD set with that extra 6th Addon CD.) Gave
Mepis to the Mandriva guy.
Kai Ponte wrote:
> On Friday 03 November 2006 10:05, QiuFeng wrote:
>> As directed:
>> 1. connecting laptop to a modem (ethernet line. I with Winduds there is
>> password necessary.)
>> 2. Simply go to Geeko (the start menu icon) > System > Yast (Control
>> Center) and then enter your root password.
>> Click on Network Devices and Network Card.
>> 3. Click on User Controlled (With Network Manager) and then select which
>> network card you have connected (wired) to connect.
>> 4. I have set default to the DHCP. When it said connected. Opened
>> Unable to reach server message.
>> 5. I use network tools. Ping the address that does show up when I
>> highlight the wired connection on the Nework Icon on taskbar. (Note it
>> doesn't show subnet
>> masks or anything. Just the address of my provider. As you surmised
>> inside the Router/Modem) The Ping is active and showing I'm online.
> So you can ping any address? Can you - for example - ping china.org.cn or
> pku.edu.cn? (I cannot ping them, but can get to their websites. I'm
> there might be a firewall issue.)
>> 6. At this point I guess I should go to DSL configuration because it
>> need the password and member/user name as in Winduds! It also needed the
>> password from the other Distros.
> That may be. I setup my username/password in my router. It also has a
> fixed IP
> address for the DSL connection.
>> 7. After the setup a quick look at the network Icon on the taskbar and
>> I've got other information there. Subnet etc.
>> 8. I open Firefox, Seamonkey, Ephiphany. Same message. Server cn't be
>> 9. At this point I'm confused. Basically it seems that SUSE is not
>> information to the modem, such as my user name and password. or asking
>> from the modem. I can't comprehend what I may be missing from the
>> process. I've looked ,but it's gotten to late now and I'm no longer
>> for something
>> that I would use to activate internet service? A tool or program or
>> something that may be what I'm missing similar to Winduds. Place the Icon
>> on Desktop then click it to
> There's a command line option to tell you a few things.
> Open up a terminal (people are fainting to read me state this) and
> type /sbin/ifconfig
> This gives you information on your card(s) and to what they are connected.
> Here's part of mine:
> eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:F0:99:30:65
> inet addr:192.168.0.101 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
> RX bytes:13658066 (13.0 Mb) TX bytes:1922377 (1.8 Mb)
> What that is telling me is eth1 - which is my wireless connection - is up
> connected. It has an internet address (inet addr:) of 192.168.0.101 and is
> using a subnet of 255.255.255.0
> You can also see it has received 13.0 Mb of information (RX bytes) and
> 1.8Mb (TX bytes).
> A non-active connection will look like the following:
> eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:12:3F:15:9C:97
> UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
> RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
> As you can see there's been no transmission or reception of packets.
> Another tool you can use is ifstatus. Type /sbin/ifstatus eth(x) - where x
> your card. I get the following for my wifi connection:
> kai@sith:~> /sbin/ifstatus eth1
> eth1 device: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
> (rev 05)
> eth1 configuration: wlan-id-00:12:f0:99:30:65
> eth1 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"TheForce"
> Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point:
> Bit Rate=36 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
> You can see even in this abbreviated version that a lot more information
> displayed. I can see my configuration, the network I'm on, whether or not
> using DHCP and other items.
> This should get you started.
> One final question - I have several of my Mandarin and Cantonese speaking
> friends using Red Flag Linux (http://www.redflag-linux.com). Would that be
> easier option for you in your country?
> kai ponte
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