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.
appreciate the help in advance.