(also asked on StackOverflow, realized too late that is the wrong place).

Running opensuse tumbleweed with 4.7.5-1-default kernel and gnome.

Network managed with gnome's network-manager. Network (wired and wireless) connect to my router.

  • ping works also to external IPs
  • dig works if I provide the dns ip (eg.
  • nmcli dev show | grep DNS shows the right nameservers (which I set in the network managers interface): and, but dig without specification of the dns IP does not work
  • ping etc. to internet names (e.g. google.com) does not work. Am completely lost by now. Help greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Axel

  • At home or enterprise? Oct 16 '16 at 16:17
  • home. Accessing the internet via a home network router.
    – lionfather
    Oct 16 '16 at 16:40
  • Reboot your home router, it is not giving DNS properly or the DNS service is kaput. Oct 16 '16 at 16:48
  • Hi Rui, other laptops on the same network have no connection issues. They run opensuse with gnome, too, just an older version. Still think I should reboot the router? Thank you!
    – lionfather
    Oct 16 '16 at 16:49
  • Missing default route? ip route man ip;man ip-route.
    – waltinator
    Oct 16 '16 at 20:14

Solution found on opensuse forum: the /etc/resolve.conf file was corrupted (empty). After deleting it and rebooting, the system (network-manager?) generated a new, working version. It contains the ip of the nameserver.

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