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This is my latest effort - but its still not getting thge network.
with ifconfig I have..
Line 1. Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:60 etc
Line 2. UP BROADCAST etc
Line 3. RX Pack 1161 errors - rest are 0's
Line 4. TX packs all 0's
Line 5. Collisions 0's - TX eque 0's
Line 6. RX bytes 143421 TX 0
Line 7. Int 10 base o
I also get a loopback congig which does give the inet address on the second line .. 127.0.01 Masl. 255.0.0.0. also UP LPPOP RUNNING
With lspci I get the card..
00:0d.0 Ethernet Controller: Realtek Semi Conductor Co .RTL-8139/ etc...
lsmod I get..
8139too -- I noticed this # is in the Realtek line.
I am lost here as I still cannot get to the network. I am missing something somewhere but have no clue where to go now.
Then go back and try ifconfig eth0. Tell us what you see. If your access provider gave you a "DHCP Server Name" (most don't), then you need to use:
dhcpcd -h HOSTNAME eth0
Where HOSTNAME should be replaced by the DHCP hostname that your provider gave you.
Now, the problem is, you don't want to go through this every time you restart your computer. I don't use RedHat, so I can't give you specific instructions. Some else doubtless will.
However, the comment made before that 'wizards suck' is a bit limited. Once you learn how to administer a Linux system with out wizards, then for you they will suck. But till you have learned enough to do that, wizards can be a great help. So go ahead and try the wizard again. The key point is that you need to tell the wizard that you want to use DHCP. It should work for you now.
Hi and thanks.. Got excited to think I am so close but..
I get the 'command not found' message with dhcpcd eth0. I have tried it at root in sbin and etc./rc.etc but still the same answe. I am not sure how I can make a search of all files across the HD to find it either.
I used the 192.168.168.110 address becaise the network already has XP boxes with IP's 192.168.168.100 up to 108. The gateway is 192.168.168.1.
I can ping all the IP's within that range including gateway 1, but get the 'unknown host' when I put an name address in say, ozstar.com
I am not sure if I have the correct figurers in the GUI Network Config area. They are..
Eth0 IS active.
(Edit) Auto DHCP
(Route) Destin Netwk 192.168.168.110 - Gateway 192.168.168.1
(Hosts) IP 192.168.168.110 Name LinuxBox Alias localhost.localdomain localhost
(DNS) Primaray 126.96.36.199 Se 188.8.131.52 Domain name: MSHOME.NET