Originally Posted by Wes527
... is there anything that will automaticly configure the internet like in slax?
No automation in the stock Slack.
Netconfig is easy though.
I'm assuming yours is a home machine.
First screen: Enter Hostname
Give your computer a name; whatever you want. I name my machines after monster movie characters: frankenstein, godzilla, etc.
Second Screen: Enter Domainname:
If this is a home machine, localhost is good enough.
Third Screen: Setup IP address
Tricky here. Depends on how you're connecting to the Internet
Straight from DSL or Cable Modem?
Running through a router like Linksys? Either way, pick DHCP for now.
Dialup? Hit loopback.
After the screen quits, cd to /etc/rc.d:
Type at a command prompt:
(that's a period first; you could use 'source' builtin also.)
type ifconfig at a command prompt and you should have something like this:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:98:00:B7:87
inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1272 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1392 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:271680 (265.3 Kb) TX bytes:181580 (177.3 Kb)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0x300
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:1652 (1.6 Kb) TX bytes:1652 (1.6 Kb)
I hope this helps you out.