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linux noob, here. just scratching the surface and loving it already.
distro: mandriva le2005
here's my first cry for help.. not sure if this is a default or if something is configured incorrectly, but I would love some input on this.
when entering kde, i never seem to be able to initialize a network connection. i'm connected to a cable modem, which windoze never seems to have a problem initializing. however, when booting kde, i have to access:
configure your computer -> "network & internet" -> "set up a new network interface"
i select the connection i want to configure (cable), then authentication (none), then by the time the "net device" option screen appears and presents my eth0, I can cancel out, open firefox and voila, network is working.
not anymore. i have completed the entire configuration a number of times before. now, its just tedious everytime i log on to kde and have no network connection, so i just open up the config and access the forementioned screen in order to obtain a live network connection, then cancel out and its all good to go.
any ideas to why i would have to do this and how to resolve?
Last edited by caverat311; 07-01-2005 at 06:03 AM.
after a little research, i've found that linux is evidently not enabling eth0 on startup. upon startup, if i ifconfig, eth0 is not present. also, my network indicator in the kde launch bar is showing disconnected. after running through the "config computer" - "network & internet" - "setup a new network interface" - "connection to be configured" (cable) - "cable: account options" (none), upon selecting next from the account options prompt, a pop-up window appears for a split second reading something along the lines of "installing driver for ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems...".
evidently, this is configuring sis900 hardware on eth0 at that time. what needs to be done to configure linux to enable eth0 from boot? (when i reconfigure an interface under "network & internet", "start at boot" is checked.
i know, too many window-driven menus, but i'm still familiarizing myself w/ command line.