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Gentoo-based distros can't access internet

Postby southeastside » Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:04

Hi all,

I can access the internet with all distros that I've tried (DSL, Puppy, Xubuntu, Mint, Slax, NimbleX) with the exception of the Gentoo-based systems (Gentoo mini live and Sabayon mini live). Maybe somebody here can help me out, since I'd really like to test these distros.

Here are some of my system specs:
Dell Latitude laptop; 400 MHz PII; 128 Mb RAM; 6 Gb Hard drive; Billion 5200S ethernet modem/router; RTL8150 USB ethernet adapter; dual-boot Windows98 and Puppy Linux (the distro that I'm accessing this forum with right now).

I use the Roaring Penguin pppoe client (pppoe-setup) and the same instructions for each distro. I type in my username and password for my ISP, etc.

Perhaps I should use something else instead of pppoe-setup for Sabayon?

Anyway, when I do pppoe-start, I can connect OK. I can ping as far as my inet address in eth0, but I can't ping my broadcast address or anything beyond that (I've tried both name and number IP addresses).

I'd appreciate any ideas about this problem.

Thanks much,
Gerry
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Re: Gentoo-based distros can't access internet

Postby darkscot » Tue Oct 09, 2007 16:36

Have you tried opening a terminal and typing:
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net-setup
Desktop1: Sabayon 3.4e, WinXP | Desktop2: Sabayon 3.4e, WinME |
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Re: Gentoo-based distros can't access internet

Postby southeastside » Wed Oct 10, 2007 15:08

darkscot wrote:Have you tried opening a terminal and typing:
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net-setup


Thanks for the reply darkscot.

Yes, I've already tried net-setup but with no luck.

For what it's worth, here are the first 4 lines from ifconif eth0 in Sabayon and Gentoo:
Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:4C:03:38:08
inet addr: 192.168.1.33 Bcast: 192.168.1.255 Mask 255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80:2e0:4cff:fe03:3808/64 Scope: Link
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Met:1

And here are the first two lines of eth0 in Puppy:
Link encap: Ethernet HWAddr 00:E0:4C:03:38:08
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric: 1

Notice the conspicuous absence of the inet addr, broadcast and mask ip addresses in Puppy. Is this significant?

Now, here are the routing tables for Sabayon and Gentoo:
route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
58.8.41.1 * 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 ppp0
192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
loopback * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
default 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

And here are the routing tables for Puppy:
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
ppp-58.8.41.1.r * 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 ppp0
loopback * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
default 0.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 ppp0

No mention of eth0 at all in the Puppy table, and no gateway.

Is this important or do the different distros simply have different formats for displaying ifconfig and routing tables?

Best,
Gerry
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