Try running the network tool (start button->system settings->network). You should see an entry for your ethernet card (eth0). Click on edit and there should be an option that says "automatically obtain ip address with". First click the radio button in front of the line and then click the drop-down menu and select dhcp. Once your done, click ok and go back to the first menu and make sure that the interface is activated.Most of the time this should work depending on your setup. If you have a cable or dsl line with a broadband router, it should be able to grab it's address from the router. You have to be root to do this or it will prompt you for roots password.
Last edited by Capt_Caveman; 03-24-2003 at 11:12 PM.