i am a newbie to linux, and have limited understanding of networking and how the various protocols work, so i'll throw as much info up here as i can.
i can't get to the net...when i start kinternet, i get a "can't connect to local server" error. i've tried ping'ing names and ip's...nothing.
2 onboard ethernet (asus)
suse 8.1 / win xp (these are on separate physical drives)
linksys wirelss ap + router + switch (this box is plugged into the switch)
during the boot process, i get failure messages for both ethernet devices: "could not get a valid interface name". however, in the yast2 screens, it says both are configured properly. also, there is something about "lo" that does seem to load.
what's strange (to me) is that after installation, the system defaulted the ip address to 127.0.0.1 and the netmask to 255.0.0.0 for one of the "cards" - i think it was eth0.
initially, resolv.conf contained only the entry "domain local". i changed this to "nameserver 192.168.1.1" (i got this from another windows machine on my network using ipconfig...this was the value for DHCP server)
modules.conf has the following under the aliases section:
alias eth0 off
alias eth1 off
btw, i have tried booting with the cable in each eth port.
arg! thanks for any suggestions...