First off, yesterday was my first day with GNU/linux. I never touched the insides of it before this, so my knowledge is minimal.
So when installing Arch Linux, everything goes fine until I try and ping a server to see if my network works. The ping doesn't work, When I use the ip addr command it shows that I have the localhost, eth0 and eth1. Both eth0 and eth1 say they are down.
After a lot of frustration and trying to research the problem. I caved in and went with a more straight forward install with mint.
In mint, I checked to see what the network says
Wired Network (Intel 82579V Gigabit)
Wired Network (Realtek RTL8111/81685 PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller)
what got my curiosity is that mint was able to connect to my network, but not on eth0 or eth1, but eth2 which wasn't in the ip addr listing.
So I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out with solving this? I followed their beginner wiki multiple times and still no luck.
Thanks a lot!
edit, after some looking. Mint uses "network manager" would this help arch finding my network a little better?