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The nuts and bolts => Networking & Security => Topic started by: kazuya on June 05, 2007, 01:24:08 pm

Title: SOLVED !! internet not working even with VASM
Post by: kazuya on June 05, 2007, 01:24:08 pm
I have a gigabyte LAN network card. With many other distros my network worked. I even believe Vector Linux once worked. With VL 5.8 Gold, thesystem looks wonderful, but network or dhcp internet does not work.

I used VASM > netconf> but it did not fix my network issue. How do I start and ensure that my network card is properly setup for my Vector linux install? 
Is there another work through..

neither firefox nor seamonkey work..

I checked this link below:
http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=3090.0\

I shall be posting my results shortly.. There is nothing special about my router.
Title: Re: internet not working even with VASM
Post by: lagagnon on June 05, 2007, 03:53:37 pm
Do these commands in a terminal as root and check their output:

1) dmesg | grep eth0   (should see the NIC card, does it?)
2) lsmod                      (should have a module loaded for the NIC card, is it there?)
3) ifconfig                    (should see a section for eth0, is it there?)
4) route                       (should see your router address, loopback and a default)

Title: Re: internet not working even with VASM
Post by: kazuya on June 05, 2007, 08:11:22 pm
it works.
Title: Re: internet not working even with VASM
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on June 06, 2007, 05:51:32 am
Totally [SOLVED], I'd say...
Title: Re: internet not working even with VASM
Post by: lagagnon on June 06, 2007, 07:27:16 am
it works.

It would help others to solve similar problems by telling us what you actually did to make it work. Thanks!
Title: Re: internet not working even with VASM
Post by: kazuya on June 06, 2007, 03:10:57 pm
guys. bad news again. It worked fine upon reboot.
I had tried netconfig or something like that as compared to using VASM.

It worked upon reboot. I tested it again last night, and network issue repeated. I do no know if my issue is due to using the VL live. I have never had such an issue with Vector linux before.

I had similar issue with PCLOS2007 as well. But the fix for me was to ensure network was working fine and that I selected the right network device & having internet work before installing.

Something is off. I shall test out this theory tonight and report my results.

But Vector Soho 5.8 Gold looks simply astounding.. It is hard to imagine that it is not even using xorg 7. Great work.

Network issue may be as a result of my having two network DHCP devices on my PC. I may try disabling the one I do not use from my BIOS.

Title: Re: internet not working even with VASM
Post by: Joe1962 on June 06, 2007, 03:16:28 pm
Network issue may be as a result of my having two network DHCP devices on my PC. I may try disabling the one I do not use from my BIOS.
Oh, well in that case you might want to read this:
http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=979.0
Title: Re: internet not working even with VASM
Post by: kazuya on June 11, 2007, 06:04:50 am
Hello all, I ended up downloading and installing the Vector Soho 5.8 Gold ISo versus the livecd. Now that was very pleasant, fast and network worked great off the bat. I shall be keeping that OS on that machine for a while. There are still somethings to iro out.