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Old 03-23-2006, 06:58 PM   #31
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ifdown eth0
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:00 PM   #32
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oh, great! now its saying users cant control this device. how do I get in without being a "user"?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:04 PM   #33
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You need to do it as root.

type su and then enter the root password, which you should have set up during install.

Be careful though because you now have the power to destroy your entire system...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:06 PM   #34
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ok thanks. Ummm I just installed this system a few days ago, do you mean the whole comp or just the OS system?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:06 PM   #35
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Try "Applications --> System Tools --> Network Tools" on the menu and lets see if we can find the graphical interface...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:07 PM   #36
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Mostly just the OS, although if you were really bad you could accidentally format the entire drive...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:09 PM   #37
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Or "Desktop --> Administration --> Networking"...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:11 PM   #38
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ill be carful. and the system tools is on the toolbar, yes but I cant find anything about graphical interface, and network tools is on a whole different thing. im on the root. I do /sbin/ifdown eth0 nothing happens so I do /sbin/ifup eth0 thinking it did it. but then I do ifconfig and its the same
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:18 PM   #39
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You're not actually looking for something called "graphical interface". A graphical interface is just a point and click program instead of the command line. Most anything from the menu bar will be a graphical interface (gui).

So open the one called "network tools" and tell me what it says...
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:24 PM   #40
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oh it has a bunch of connections. most of them are "chat" or "file transfer" or news or one is "other" and it has somting called "minicom" the other two are "remote access" and "www" any of them ring a bell?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:25 PM   #41
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and I did the ifup ifdown thing and it never got me another IP address
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:29 PM   #42
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Okay, that's the wrong network tools.

Try "Desktop --> Administration --> Networking"
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:31 PM   #43
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oh never mind I found gmone control center it was under altlinux menu....configuration....gnome
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:32 PM   #44
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now that I found it what do I do?
 
Old 03-23-2006, 07:32 PM   #45
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There should be an option for "Network Settings" or something like that.
 
  


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