[CentOS] centos 6.3 live-cd no internet connection

Fri Nov 30 19:05:47 UTC 2012
Johan Scheepers <johannes05 at vodamail.co.za>

On 30/11/2012 20:38, Earl A Ramirez wrote:
> On 1 December 2012 02:09, Johan Scheepers <johannes05 at vodamail.co.za> wrote:
>> On 30/11/2012 10:52, Sorin Srbu (IMAP) wrote:
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>>>> Behalf Of Johan Scheepers
>>>> Sent: den 30 november 2012 07:59
>>>> To: centos at centos.org
>>>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] centos 6.3 live-cd no internet connection
>>>>>> Installed Centos 6.3 live-cd. Looking good but  *  no internet
>>>>>> connection * (wired dsl system).
>>>>> Did you check the "Automatically connect"-check box in the network
>>>>> manager for you connection?
>>>>> If you've done a plain vanilla install and didn't look at the network
>>>>> settings at install time, odds are that this checkbox is unchecked.
>>>> On install there was a option at left hand bottom for Internet
>>>> connection on some page.
>>>> It was grayed out and had no effect on clicking.
>>> This could mean the live-install didn't recognize your network card.
>>> Are we talking wireless or wired connections now?
>>> So far I haven't seen a wired network card *not* being recognized
>>> out-of-the-box. Wireless card are a different matter, although it
>> might've
>>> become better in CentOS 6.
>>>> What would this mean..
>>>>     plain vanilla install
>>> A regular standard install with no extra bells or whistles.
>>>> Clean re-install would be no problem for me to get this going.
>>>>     I spend a lot of bandwidth (live-cd, netinstall, DVD1, DVD2) and time
>>>> until now.
>>> You know, if we're talking wifi-networking on your computer, CentOS might
>>> not be the best choice (please List, forgive me for saying this..). You
>>> might be better off using something like Linux Mint instead.
>>> /Sorin
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>> Thanks for your reply.
>> The installation was a DVD1 install.
>> The internet is via a direct cable out of my laptop direct to a DSL modem.
>> Even tried my cell-c modem (cell phone provider) which works on all the
>> below OS'ses.
>> I am a pensionar and have lots of time. Experimenting with different
>> flavours of linux each on a external USB drive. Like  suse, mandriva,
>> debian, mint, debian-mint, ubuntu, fedora, magaia, bodhi, arch-linux,
>> centos.
>> Up to date only arch-linux and now centos refuse my internet connection.
>> I appreciate your responses but if it can not be done, that is a pity,
>> then it is fine.
>> Regards
>> JohanS
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> Johan,
> What kind f laptop is it (make/model), if the Ethernet controllers is
> Atheros you will need the drives from ElRepo as it is not included in
> CentOS.
> $ lspci | grep Ethernet
> 05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8151 v2.0
> Gigabit Ethernet (rev c0)

Laptop...Samsung RF510

johan at johan:~$  lspci | grep Ethernet
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Yukon Optima 
88E8059 [PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller with AVB] (rev 11)

Maybe we have a solution?