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Old 02-04-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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cant get online


i have linux on my netbook but cant get on the internet can anybody help out there
 
Old 02-04-2011, 09:21 AM   #2
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You need to be a bit more specific.

What distribution?

What are the specs of your netbook?

Does it run from a LiveCD?
 
Old 02-04-2011, 09:25 AM   #3
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its on an acer aspire one with linpus linux lite v1.0.13.e
 
Old 02-04-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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Hi and welcome to LinuxQuestions!

Please provide some more details, so that you can receive a useful response:
1. Which Linux distribution are you running on?
2. What about hardware specifications?
3. What is the type of connection you're trying to set up (wireless, ethernet cable, DSL)?
4. What have you tried so far (did you already changed some system configuration)?

The lspci command give you some details about the Network card in use:
Code:
# lspci -v
 
Old 02-04-2011, 09:30 AM   #5
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sorry but im not sure what you are asking me to give you in the way of info
 
Old 02-04-2011, 10:02 AM   #6
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Are you connected to your home network? - there is an icon in the bottom righthand corner of the screen, that will show you.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by neale123 View Post
sorry but im not sure what you are asking me to give you in the way of info
We are simply trying to establish what the problem is, but we need some more detailed information. First, try to determine which network card is mounted inside your notebook. A simple command line tool is the aforementioned lspci command:
Code:
/sbin/lspci -v
then, we should know some details of the network you're trying to connect to: it's at home through a DSL modem/router? Or are you trying to connect to a private network (LAN = Local Area Network) through an ethernet cable? Or are you trying to establish a wireless connection?

Furthermore, can you determine if the network card is correctly configured (does the system sees it)? Please, show us the output of the following commands (again from a terminal)
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig -a
and
Code:
/sbin/route -n
Thank you.

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Old 02-04-2011, 11:31 AM   #8
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i does not recognise those codes but it does conect as ican get email but when i click on the browser icon it dont go any further and its home lan conection

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Old 02-04-2011, 11:54 AM   #9
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got the codes to work what am i looking for cos to me its double dutch
 
Old 02-04-2011, 12:21 PM   #10
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I think you have the same problem as this thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...howing-859838/

I have linpus (don't really use it much) and it happened to me. I ended up doing a restore - but I think you can fix it by renaming your corrupted ./mozilla directory.
 
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:21 PM   #11
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thanks all for the help it sorted the problem many thanks
 
  


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