Network Unreachable

Here is some output from my system:

/etc/route.conf:    eth0


   Module        Size        Used    by
   SMC-Ultra     3980      1         (autoclean)
   8390          5732      0         (autoclean) [smcultra]
    serial       41940     0         (autoclean)
    memstat      1412      0         (autoclean)


 eth0   Link encap: Ethernet Hwaddr: 00:E0:29:19:CC:4E
        inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
        RX: packets: 0 errors: 0 dropped: 0 overrun: 0 frame: 0
        TX: packets: 0 errors: 2 dropped: 0 overrun: 0 carrier: 0
        collision: 0 txqueulen: 100
        Interrupt: 10 Base address: 0x290 Memory: c8000-ca000

    lo          Link encap: Local Loopback
                 inet addr: Mask:
                 UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU: 3925 Metric: 1
                 RX: packets: 0 errors: 0 dropped: 0 overrun: 0 frame: 0
                 TX: packets: 35 errors: 0 dropped: 0 overrun: 0 carrier: 0
                 collisions: 0 txqueulen: 0

SuSE Linux uses Yast to configure all the important attributes of your system and then writes the information provided to the important config files.  I entered all my address'(IP, DNS, router) the way they are in
Windows98.  I even used the NetDiagnostic tool provided by @home to make sure I was using the right information, and I was.  As I said, I can ping IP) and it works ok.  I can ping ok.  That's
obvious.  But when I try to ping the @home router( I get nothing. When I try to ping a known IP address on the Net, nothing.  I restart the
network(/sbin/init.d/network stop/start) and the route(/sbin/init.d/route stop/start) and it works fine.  No failure messages.  However, earlier when I added the above address' to /etc/route.conf and stopped and restarted the
route I would ge the following message:

      error while executing
      /sbin/route del default gw
      SIOCDELRT: no such process         failed

But it hasn't done that since.  Never again have I gotten that message.
When I do a netstat -r I get nothing.

I know my network card is PnP disabled.  I downloaded the DOS utility and spent a half hour making sure it was in Windows.  So I know that's not the problem.  When I did a isapnpdump it didn't show up, so I know it worked.  I
do not have a /etc/isapnp.conf file though.  Don't need it.

I could really use some advice as to why my machine refuses to see the outside world.  I am completely baffled.


Dave Nandell
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barreroConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If it work fine after a stop/restart action... (and the SIOELRT error confirms to me)... maybe the network services are not enable from the beginning... try looking if network and route services are enablef for the runlevel you're starting (normally 3... and /etc/rc.d/rc3.d) you should have there links to the network and routed service starters...

Good luck

I'm using @home and after many hours of playing around and checking hundreds of websites I manaaged to get up and running but manually I'm still trying to figure out how to get it running at bootup... I need to figure out what files to edit...Any way.

Rogers in my area uses DHCP server to assign Ip address, although my ip has not changed since I joined rogers.  Manual configuration as you did, didn't work for me either.  Try this.

******** IMPORTANT *****
1. use netcfg to configure your networkcard to use DHCP. Don't try to activated from the console that didn't work for me...Make sure that there's no default gateway and that all your DNS are empty.. i.e. clear all the parameters you enter it manually and just have your networkcard configured for DHCP

2. Type in your xterm
dhcpcd -h rogers_computer_name
******** IMPORTANT ******

where rogers_computer_name is the name that rogers provided you with..
If this works then your are at the same stage as I.

All I have to do now is make sure that update all the files that linux goes through to intiate your network card.  

Good luck

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