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Old 09-12-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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Can't get linux box online!


I am having very much trouble trying to get my linux box online, I am new to linux..... I pretty much just installed it.

In the end my goal is to build a server from it, but my main concern as of now is getting it online so i can get to work.

I have gotten to the forwarding page of my router, but from there i do not know where to go.

I have a 4 port router, linksys befsx41 if that helps at all. I am using red hat 9.

I cannot ping my router or any outside IP.

Any help is greatly appreciated for I am so far completely incompetant toward the world of linux.

Thanks in advance,
-eric
 
Old 09-12-2004, 04:00 PM   #2
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are u using dhcp or static addresses for ur set up. Have u tried going to rh main menu and system tools > network device control to add ur ip addy and dns etc (if u r statically assigning) your first thing is to get to ping your router from your rh machine. what is ur router addy?
 
Old 09-12-2004, 04:17 PM   #3
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I am using dhcp although i have no knowledge of it past the name.
I pinged the router, all i got was "Network is unreachable".
Router IP is 192.168.1.1

I have no idea what to do.

Thanks for the quick reply.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 04:21 PM   #4
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are you using a wifi card? if so what one? what kind of card are you currently using?
 
Old 09-12-2004, 04:26 PM   #5
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from what i know its the ethernet card that came with the computer.... which is about 5 years old.

does '10/100' ring any bells? because that is my only source of ID for it. its in an HP Pavillion.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 04:33 PM   #6
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or if it`s not a wifi card as has been asked lets start basic....u have a network card that u r plugged in to... what type of card is it? is the green light lit at the back.
try putting the command lspci in your terminal window to see what hardware pci devices u have

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Old 09-12-2004, 04:43 PM   #7
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ok just saw the card type b4 i posted there shouldn`t be any prob with that for networking.
try lspci
and also ifconfig -a

u will have to do these prob as root
 
Old 09-12-2004, 05:51 PM   #8
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#lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 GMCH [Graphics Memory Controller Hub] (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801AA IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801AA USB (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801AA SMBus (rev 02)
01:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Rockwell International: Unknown device 4310
01:09.1 Communication controller: Rockwell International: Riptide HSF 56k PCI Modem
01:09.2 Input device controller: Rockwell International: Unknown device 4312
01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)

# ifconfig -a
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:131355 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:131355 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:8437860 (8.0 Mb) Tx bytes:8437860 (8.0 Mb)


I appologize for the delay. Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 06:23 PM   #9
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Looks like your local loopback is the only interface that shows up in ifconfig (did you post the complete output?). You appear to have a SMC2-1211TX ethernet card. I've used cards with similar chips and they've all worked without a hitch. You probably just need to modprobe the appropriate driver to get the card set up. A google on Linux + the chip should help you. Did you enable networking when you installed Linux? What distro are you using?
 
Old 09-12-2004, 06:40 PM   #10
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Yeah, i posted everything that was returned from ifconfig.

From what i know, i have not enabled networking.... and i have red hat 9.

Anything leading me towards a basic tutorial or some type of breakdown on how i can go about fixing this problem would be great, because i know absolutely nothing about linux. Any thing else you need to know i will gladly share.

Thank you for everything so far.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 07:14 PM   #11
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what distro and versioun are you using?
 
Old 09-12-2004, 07:25 PM   #12
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RH 9
 
Old 09-12-2004, 08:34 PM   #13
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Apparently that card is included in the "Tulip" ethernet driver.Do a modprobe -l from root and see if you see your card and then try dhcpcd eth0.If you have the genetic rethat kernel the driver may be already loaded.Start with only one computer,get that working first,do you use dsl,broadband?another link; http://www.tiger-marmalade.com/~jame...al.php?cms=568 and this; http://www.voy.com/41165/1/3178.html hope this helps

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