Are radical changes needed for Desktop Linux?

John Skaller skaller at
Sun Jul 10 08:30:08 CDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-07-10 at 17:18 +0600, || svaksha || wrote:

> i saved the entries in the /etc/network/interfaces file and rebooted
> the PC but could not go online. Then i undid this and manually edited
> the /etc/resolv.conf file (as i normally do) and i was able to go
> online.

 /etc/resolv.conf has nothing to do with being online or not.

To see if you are online, you should use the ping command.

First you should try this:


That is the system.

If that works, then you should try this:


If that works, you're up and running!

If not, your problem is with DNS, not with internet
connectivity, and editing /etc/resolv.conf is 
the right thing to do: mine says:

domain wigram

Of course use your ISP's nameservers here.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sourceforge dot net>
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