Originally Posted by storey26
When i try to connect to the internet nothing comes up on the screen.
Also the problems about the volume and not being able to watch dvds.
What I meant was: What have you done to configure / set up the networking? eg did you specify a fixed IP address or (more likely with cable) DHCP?
"Nothing comes up on the screen" does not tell us much. Was that with a browser?
To see the basics, open a terminal and enter "sudo ifconfig -a". We're looking for something like this:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:5A:82:F4:A7
inet addr:192.168.1.47 Bcast:255.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::204:5aff:fe82:f4a7/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:298169 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:108123 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:127261973 (121.3 Mb) TX bytes:19248476 (18.3 Mb)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0xbc00
This tells me that my network interface (eth0) is up and running and has an IP of 192.168.1.47 (I am using DHCP, and the router issues IPs starting with 192.168.47)
If you don't see something that makes sense, try to bring up the interface using "sudo ifconfig eth0 up" (or maybe eth1)
If it looks like the interface is up an running, then:
If only the second one works, then you do not have dns set up correctly.
Your networking tools should have an option for DNS settings, or you can look in /etc/resolv.conf
Try some of this and then post back with as much detail as you can---exactly what you tried and exactly what happened.