Pardus Network Manager

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by deadmeat, Nov 8, 2010.

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  1. deadmeat
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    deadmeat Registered Member

    Like a lot of new migrants from Windows I felt more comfortable with a look alike system and to this end Mandriva 2010 KDE has to be the best looking default desktop available. PCLinuxOS was tempting too and so was Pardus. I really felt that Pardus had gone the extra mile to offer something different but for the life of me I couldn't get it to connect from the live CD. I must have tried a dozen different distros with Ubuntu networking being the easiest to set up but all were possible except Pardus. I eventually managed to get a "connected" icon but nothing would open with Firefox or the email client.

    No doubt this must be a usual newbie type error so if someone has knowledge of how to do this with Pardus I'd appreciate the help. I need to enter an account name and password for my DSL connection.
  2. katio
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    Buy a router, it's safer ("hardware firewall") and you can use whatever OS or distro you want without a hassle. Additionally you can expand your network with Laptops, a fileserver, tablets or even smartphones all connecting to it, sharing files, streaming...
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    Thanks for the advice but what I really wanted to know was why did it say "connected" but I was unable to open web pages?

    I was hoping that someone might have had a similar experience setting up a connection with Pardus and be able to advise accordingly.
  4. katio
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    Pardus isn't a very popular distro and almost everyone connects through the router.
    Connect both and the chances that someone has experienced the same problem are close to zero ;)

    Now if you told us if that it's simply using the KDE network manager you might have a chance.

    Quick search turned this up (I don't use KDE)
    http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=86951
    http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=89164
    docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdeadmin/kcontrol/knetworkconf/knetworkconf.pdf
  5. dan_maran
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    dan_maran Registered Member

    Is your PPOE dynamic or static? I know most have switched from static as default, but you never know.(which means you need to add the information yourself, but as you have got it to work in other distributions I doubt this is the case)

    So check your IP, I'm not a KDE user so these will be used in Konsole,
    $ifconfig to check and see that your Ethernet interface is up take note of your IP address, does it seem to fit in with your providers ranges? eg. not a private block?

    now, $cat /etc/resolv.conf are your dns servers listed? if not you can manually add them by editing the resolv.conf

    finally check your gateway, $route -n if this look for U and G
    if any of these are not returning the correct results they could cause your problem.

    Katio is right in a sense that we need more information, but as you don't want to buy a router that is fine, it is your choice.
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