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Postby Arioch » Tue Oct 24, 2006 22:38


I wanted to doublecheck the DNS settings - even though I know i got them right. Isn't the addresses supposed to be in the /etc/resolve.conf file? All that's in there is:

"# Generated by network manager, do not edit!"

Where are the DNS' addresses I typed during installation? :shock:
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Postby mars » Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:29

This is a very good question; I use dhcp and the ip's of the nameservers i get from the dhcp-server and the machine uses are in /etc/resolv.conf

Have you by any chance checked thislink?
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Postby Arioch » Wed Oct 25, 2006 16:49

I didn't search for "static" or "dns" because I knew I had my settings right. I didn't pick up on what could be wrong untill I realised that I could ping my way around internally, but not externally. Im actually quite surprised that Anaconda asks the user for the DNS settings, only to toss them away :shock:
But now we're this far:

#dns_options_eth0=( "timeout 1" "rotate" )

"dns_servers_eth0" I'm assuming this holds the value of the primary DNS? Where/how do I fill in the secondary DNS?

dns_search_eth0="" Is this default for everybody?

"dns_sortlist_eth0="" What do I put here?
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Postby Arioch » Wed Oct 25, 2006 17:27

Got IT! Just one minor detail: How do I stop Linux from overwriting resolv.conf when booting?

I just put in:

(Asterisks being my DNS server addresses)

search localdomain
nameserver ***.***.**.*
nameserver ***.***.**.**

No need to overcomplicate matters :wink:

Thanx for the assist guys, I look forward to being a productive member of the Sabayon community. :D

I can't post in the internal development forum, so could I get one of you guys to bring this issue to the developers? It's propably just a minor detail in anaconda, but it was a major nuisance to tumble with, and this kind of thing should just work you know.

Rock on.
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Postby Arioch » Sat Oct 28, 2006 23:48

No details on how to prevent networkmanager from overwriting the/etc/resolv.conf file when restarting eth0?
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Postby cvill64 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 0:27

# rc-update del NetworkManager

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Postby Arioch » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:57

"rc-update del NetworkManager""

As far as I know, other users have tried this, and ended up with a network not running at all. The thread dealing with this is not publicly available anymore, and a related, older thread, based on another release, did not provide a working soution.

is it now completely unproblematic to run this command? If not, I need the detalis.

Edit: I figured what the hell, and just did it. So far no probs. Thanx.
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Postby lxnay » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:50

if you do that. YOU HAVE TO SETUP networking in the Gentoo way, aka /etc/conf.d/net (following /etc/conf.d/net.example).
Anyway just follow the howto in the HOWTO section.
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Postby Arioch » Sun Oct 29, 2006 13:30

Did a "net-setup" as described in the static IP tutorial. Didn't have to perform any of the additional steps. I must admit I thought networkmanager would "just work", so I thought my problem was of a completely different nature. A bit ironic that a tool which is supposed to make something very userfriendly, actually creates the exact opposite situation.

Well, thanx anyway, much appreciated. :)
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Postby navman » Sun Oct 29, 2006 22:12

Your problem sound a little like the one I had. Check networkmanager to see if wireless is enabled.
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