Hello, I've just installed Arch Linux but when I go to download some packages it doesn't let me download them. I had a look inside the resolv.conf and pacman.conf. The pacman is okay but inside the resolv.conf I don't know what to put for search and nameserver. If you know then that would be good. I did look inside the beginners guide but it didn't say how i can get my nameserver or what to put for search. Thanks.
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Give the results of
cat /etc/resolv.conf cat /etc/hosts cat /etc/hostname cat /etc/nsswitch.conf pacman -Ss nss-myhostname
KISS my Arch
Okay, here is some more information about my current configuration.
# # /etc/hosts: static lookup table for host names # #<ip-address> <hostname.domain.org> <hostname> 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost ArchLinux ::1 localhost.localdomain localhost # End of file
nameserver 192.168.4.100 search cache1.service.virginmedia.net
With the nss-myhostname package that comes with the standard base these days, you don't need to add anything to your /etc/hosts file. Instead, use hostnamectl from the command line.
# hostnamectl set-hostname --static Archlinux
Still no luck. Thanks for trying though.
Does ping work if you type in the complete address like here?
ping -c 5 188.8.131.52
No it doesn't
When I try typing in
I just get a host unreachable error. An it also says that something in extra is missing and it doesn't work with multilib unchecked.
I think that the resolv.conf is wrong but I'm not sure...
Simplify your resolv.conf to
and try again.
just get a host unreachable error. An it also says that something in extra is missing and it doesn't work with multilib unchecked.
/iputils 20121114-1 (base)
Network monitoring tools, including ping
Last edited by teateawhy (2012-11-24 16:38:17)
I just tried to simplify it like you said but still nothing. I tried to ping google.com and it said unknown host. Then I tried to get up iwconfig but it says command not found.
this is the nsswitch.conf
# Begin /etc/nsswitch.conf passwd: files group: files shadow: files publickey: files hosts: files dns networks: files protocols: files services: files ethers: files rpc: files netgroup: files # End /etc/nsswitch.conf
Also, I don't know of it is but I don't have a rc.conf file.
I think your network isn't up at all. Deal with that first, and the rest of this will probably just work.
will show you if your network interface is up.
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