I just installed PCLinuxOS 2011.6. It seemed to work OK but I am having trouble with the network. I connected the computer to my typical home network that has a DSL modem and a router.
I ran Firefox and am able to access the internet OK. But when I try to run a program such as the LibreOffice Manager that needs to access the internet, I get an error saying it cannot access the internet and suggesting I change to OpenDNS.
This does not make sense to me since Firefox works.
Any ideas on what is going on?
I tried again today. At first, libreOfficeManager worked OK. It did some downloading. I went away from the computer and when I returned it had quit. I tried to start it again and this time it said it could not find the network again. But clearly the network is OK since I am typing this entry from PCLinuxOS!
This is the start of the error dialog box:----------------
Problem accessing the Internet! You have either:
a) no Internet connection, too bad :-(, or
b) you use a proxy sever, or
c) you have a dns-lookup error.
I tried the ping as suggested with these results:[bob@localhost ~]$ ping -c 1 google.com
PING google.com (22.214.171.124) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_req=1 ttl=53 time=52.9 ms
--- google.com ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 received, 0% packet loss, time 0ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 52.980/52.980/52.980/0.000 ms
[bob@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN