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#1 d0ubty

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:32 AM

Hi all,

I recently switched to Linux, and FC11 is my first Linux distro. I was having some trouble loading web pages before--specifically, it was taking a relatively long time. So, of course, I went to find out why this might be, and how I might fix it.

Someone suggested editing the resolv.conf and modprobe.conf files. However, when I made the changes and restarted my computer, I had no connection to the internet, the NetworkManager icon was gone from the toolbar, I can't use "yum" because it couldn't find any mirrors, and I can't use any rpm commands either (presumably for the same reason). Basically, most likely due to my limited Linux knowledge, I can't install anything to fix the problem.

Am I up the creek, or is there a way to get my connection back/restore my old resolv.conf/modprobe.conf files? I would post outputs from "lspci" and such, but...well, you know.

Edited by d0ubty, 06 October 2009 - 08:34 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2009 - 04:00 PM

Hey d0ubty

You could try this...i am not sure how well it would work however. If you delete the modprobe.conf file, then follow these instructions.
  • Rename /etc/sysconfig/hwconf and then run:
  • sudo /etc/rc.d/init.d/kudzu start

for the resolv.conf, you should be able to just delete it, and then run
sudo dhclient

I hope that works for you

powerjuce

Edited by powerjuce, 11 October 2009 - 04:02 PM.


#3 d0ubty

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 11:18 AM

Hi all,

I recently switched to Linux, and FC11 is my first Linux distro. I was having some trouble loading web pages before--specifically, it was taking a relatively long time. So, of course, I went to find out why this might be, and how I might fix it.

Someone suggested editing the resolv.conf and modprobe.conf files. However, when I made the changes and restarted my computer, I had no connection to the internet, the NetworkManager icon was gone from the toolbar, I can't use "yum" because it couldn't find any mirrors, and I can't use any rpm commands either (presumably for the same reason). Basically, most likely due to my limited Linux knowledge, I can't install anything to fix the problem.

Am I up the creek, or is there a way to get my connection back/restore my old resolv.conf/modprobe.conf files? I would post outputs from "lspci" and such, but...well, you know.



Thanks for the feedback...I'll try that out and get back to you.




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