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#1 2011-10-15 11:24:02

Aventinus
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[SOLVED] ping: unknown host

Ok I feel kinda stupid here. Yesterday I decided to make a clean install on my system. After the installation I tried to upgrade the system but couldn't. The pacman -Syu gets me:

error: failed retrieving file 'core.db' from ftp. .. . .. : No address record
error: failed to update core (No address record)

I guess it has to do with this (http://www.archlinux.org/news/hostname- … inetutils/) but I have no idea on how to fix it. The ping command gets me:

ping: unknown host www.google.com

Any help? Thanks.

If I posted this on the wrong section feel free to change it.

Last edited by Aventinus (2011-10-17 06:07:26)


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#2 2011-10-15 11:27:46

karol
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Re: [SOLVED] ping: unknown host

Your network is down. Check if the modules are being loaded etc.

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#3 2011-10-15 12:00:40

sensei
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Re: [SOLVED] ping: unknown host

What kind of network are you using? Wireless, wired? If you use a wireless network, what kind of encryption are you using?
Check this article for information on how to setup a wireless network connection

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#4 2011-10-15 12:29:13

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Re: [SOLVED] ping: unknown host

karol wrote:

Your network is down. Check if the modules are being loaded etc.

The modules being loaded via rc.conf are: hwclock syslog-ng network nets crond

sensei wrote:

What kind of network are you using? Wireless, wired? If you use a wireless network, what kind of encryption are you using?
Check this article for information on how to setup a wireless network connection

I use wired connection, ethernet. If I login via Ubuntu or Windows (triple boot) everything is fine. I have done this procedure many times. The article doesn't help (or I'm missing something).

I can't understand what's the matter.


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#5 2011-10-15 12:36:03

sensei
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Re: [SOLVED] ping: unknown host

Aventinus wrote:

I use wired connection, ethernet. If I login via Ubuntu or Windows (triple boot) everything is fine. I have done this procedure many times. The article doesn't help (or I'm missing something).
I can't understand what's the matter.

How do you configure your network?

Here's an article on how to configure a wired network.

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#6 2011-10-15 13:30:35

roygbiv
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Re: [SOLVED] ping: unknown host

Just for clarification:

The modules being loaded via rc.conf are: hwclock syslog-ng network nets crond

These are your DAEMONS, not MODULES.

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#7 2011-10-15 13:42:58

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Re: [SOLVED] ping: unknown host

Moved to 'networking'


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#8 2011-10-17 06:07:07

Aventinus
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Re: [SOLVED] ping: unknown host

sensei wrote:
Aventinus wrote:

I use wired connection, ethernet. If I login via Ubuntu or Windows (triple boot) everything is fine. I have done this procedure many times. The article doesn't help (or I'm missing something).
I can't understand what's the matter.

How do you configure your network?

Here's an article on how to configure a wired network.

Well, that did the trick. All I had to do is to add "eth0" to the interface section on rc.conf. Although I wonder why all the other times when I did a clean install, this procedure was automatic. Anyway, thank you all for your time. :-)


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