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Old 09-10-2008, 02:38 PM   #16
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Fast way to get to terminal is "ctrl alt F1" use "Ctrl alt F7" to get back out of xterm.

In Terminal at the $ prompt type alsamixer or sudo alsamixer and use the M key to mute or unmute
Again at the $ prompt type "ifconfig eth0" and paste the result here

Linux doesn't have a system restore command.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 02:55 PM   #17
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I have the correct ip address showing. 84.19.107.36
I'll infer that you got this from ifconfig, AND that it is the IP provided to you by your internet provider. If so, it is unusual (usually they use DHCP).

Beyond this, you need to respond to all the questions and suggestions given. Otherwise it will be very hard to help you any more.

for example, can you ping Google by either of the two methods I suggested?
 
Old 09-10-2008, 02:59 PM   #18
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I can't ping that IP you gave. Are you behind a firewall? Using a router?

PPS:
Does your internet connection work on a different computer? If so, can you tell us the settings there?
 
Old 09-10-2008, 05:14 PM   #19
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Now working but still can' play dvd's
 
Old 09-10-2008, 06:09 PM   #20
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I'm following along here and when I type 'sudo ifconfig -a' all I get is 'command not found'. Which dir should I be in?
 
Old 09-10-2008, 06:52 PM   #21
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I'm following along here and when I type 'sudo ifconfig -a' all I get is 'command not found'. Which dir should I be in?
What distro are you using? You may not need sudo at all.

Try ifconfig or /sbin/ifconfig.
 
Old 09-10-2008, 06:57 PM   #22
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Now working but still can' play dvd's
If you don't respond to questions and suggestions---and then won't tell us what the final solution was---I'm not sure how we can help you.
 
  


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