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Old 06-16-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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how to access internet on oracle enterprise linux.using amd processor and motherboard


Hi
i am new to linux
need to know start till end explantory steps to configure my internet connection.

using amd athlon 2 x2 processor and newer motherboard asus

plz reply
 
Old 06-16-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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how to access internet on oracle enterprise linux.using amd processor and motherboard

Hi
i am new to linux
need to know start till end explantory steps to configure my internet connection.

using amd athlon 2 x2 processor and newer motherboard asus

plz reply
 
Old 06-16-2011, 07:50 PM   #3
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No enterprise support?

How about Part III. Networking?
 
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:50 PM   #4
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Please post your thread one time. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. The other thread has been reported as duplicate. If the duplicate thread occured because of an error, please use the report function to notify a moderator.
 
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:45 AM   #5
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With wired Ethernet connection and DHCP most Linux networking will just work with no intervention required. Wireless Internet becomes more of a hassle and usually requires the installation of a networking manager, such as Wicd. Almost all of the configuration settings in Linux, including the networking are made in text files located in the /etc folder. The exact format of the files will depend on whether you are using a System V based Linux or a BSD style Linux. The networking text file will contain settings for the IP address, mask, gateway, etc and will have a stanza for each interface. Similarly, you will have a configuration for your DNS system, which as a client will be your resolveer with the file resolv.conf being the primary control element. You will also have a file that designates your system's hostname.

The documentation pointed to by Bsdunix looks comprehensive and should provide you plenty of information. If you are new to Linux, networking is probably not the best place to start. Here is a good link to some documentation to get you started with Linux in general: http://ftacademy.org/materials/fsm/13
 
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:53 AM   #6
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thanks to all who tried to help
but not working
so i better use windows for internet.
thanks again
 
Old 06-18-2011, 05:02 AM   #7
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I wouldn't give up so fast. From your initial post, you didn't give any indication that you were having trouble. The advice you received wasn't oriented towards helping you troubleshoot a non working internet connection. It was oriented towards the theory of operation behind Linux networking.

Lets take a different approach:
what distribution are you using?
What network adapter are you using?
What driver are you using?
Are you having problem with wired or wireless?
What is the error message you are receiving?
Are you configuring a static or dynamic IP (i.e. are you using a DHCP server, not whether your public IP is dynamic or static)?

You can get at information about your drivers and interface hardware using the following commands (run as root / sudo):
Code:
lspci | grep -i eth
and
lsmod
What to look for in the files, especially the lsmod may not be immediately obvious. For example, mine is showing that I am using the ath5K drivers for my wireless, but there are others for the wired that appear under different names. If you are not seeing the pertinent information, please post the output of these commands, use either the code tags or, better yet, attach them using the "go advanced" tab.
 
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:18 PM   #8
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ok
i will try.
I was not giving up.
I got various comments like switch to some other distribution of linux.
so i was thinking about that.
My OEL is version i guess 4.2.9 something and i am using wired connection.
Regarding dhcp and static, i tried both but were of no use.
i will check what drivers and nic i have.
On my motherboard it says RTL8211CL-VB Gb lan series but in list which linux provide there is only
RTL81 series
If there are some steps of commands to configure this
tell me.

Thanks.
 
Old 06-19-2011, 07:06 AM   #9
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Ok, here is what I have found on this subject. Unfortunately, it doesn't look very promising, at least in the short run. However, I have an idea for you that may work too, which I will get to in a moment.

First, Based upon the device, RTL8211CL-VB, I am guessing that this is a fairly new model ASUS Motherboard, like this one for example. If this is the case, you are likely facing a situation where the idiots used a chipset that is not compatible with current software. Why they would do this when Ethernet PHYs have been around for a couple of decades is beyond me. Anwyay, it looks like you are not the only one with this problem. See this link for information, which was updated a couple of months ago.

Now, if you are using a legitimate copy of OEL, the best thing to do would be to register it, if you haven't, and contact them for official support. If you are not using a purchased copy and don't want to pay them for their product, you will be better off using any one of the free distributions. There is nothing mystical about OEL that you won't learn on a normal distribution and the community support will be A LOT better.

Otherwise, there are two work around solutions I can think of: One way would be to use an older NIC card in your machine. They are really inexpensive and given the amount of hassle you are looking at this may be the easiest way to go. The second method would be to find a Windows driver for this card and see if you can use NDISWRAPPER. I have never used it so I can't guide you on how to, but it is designed to interface to windows drivers and map them to Linux. This used to be the common method to get wireless chip sets to work.

You might also want to try the networking or hardware forum here on LQ. Normally, duplicate posting is discouraged but I think that this situation might receive more precise help in those forums, but will get more visibility here. Given that this is a hardware If you do post there, I would suggest that you paste a link to this thread in your post to help maintain the continuity and ask them to please look here.
 
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:25 PM   #10
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Thanks again
yep, your link about my lan info hit the spot, its the same as given in photo.
Yes, you are right just upgraded my hardware, i also faced many issues
while installing, because it was asking for various types of drivers.
Since i was installing for first time.
But it worked somehow and finally got installed
I also came to the same conclusion because of comments,
i recieved about OEL to switch distribution.
I just want to ask if, i switched to some other distribution will Oracle 11i or
atleast 10g will work.
I already posted it on networking

And Noway2 lease your advice of distribution for using oracle excluding OEl offcourse.

Last edited by vsyed786; 06-19-2011 at 10:27 PM.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 04:59 AM   #11
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Quote:
I just want to ask if, i switched to some other distribution will Oracle 11i or
atleast 10g will work.
The short answer is yes. Each of the Linux distributions should be binary and code compatible as long as you have installed the requisite libraries. For example, if you are using something built on GTK but only have the QT libraries installed you might have problems. You should not have to use Oracle's Linux distribution to run Oracle.

The longer answer is see this link: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/A...nologyset.html
Specifically, the first link under Installation (2nd on the page). About two pages into the document it describes the installation requirements. The big requirement is that you have JDK installed. Aside from that there is a little bit of discussion about creating an Oracle User, and setting the HOME parameters. The document lists installation under "Unix" and "Windows" and I take Unix to mean any of the Linux distributions too.
 
Old 06-20-2011, 08:13 PM   #12
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Note that OEL is based on RHEL, so that or Centos (free RHEL) should be virtually the same.
As above, if reqd, just buy a standalone Ethernet card; they're dirt cheap these days.
I had to do that when my Solaris 10 wouldn't recognise my onboard Eth that Centos did ...
 
  


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