[SOLVED] Internet connection not operable Linux LMDE 2 Mate 64 bit
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Ahhh, ok. Your username partly revealed! It wouldn't surprise me if "tjm" was you and your wife's first and last name.
Not a problem, I'm glad you made some headway. Let us know if you need more help with the adapter but I would encourage you to try the 32 bit version if no other solution works. That may save you some time and hassle.
Very nice of you to put your $0.02 :-). I do confess that I am not too up on that side of things. However I am starting to look around the web, youtube etc to learn more. I have gone through the process of trying to put in manually the IP. What I found was a lot conflicting information as to various meanings regarding IP's, service, gateway, passwords and on. This debian based OS did not pick up the live internet link which is fully operational in our home. Other Linx OS which I have experimented seemed to connect seamlessly. Hence no need to know about IP,s etc at that time. Part of my confusion is the difference between the terms Ethernet connection 0 and DSL connection and I see also a Wired Connection 1. When I go to edit DSL I see User Name, Service, Password. I assume the second two entries are to do with the ATT Router module which is called a Gateway! It has a WiFi Network name, and of course the password. The user name I assume to be what I setup on installation of the OS. Then there is the Ethernet, but that requires a Device MAC address: a Cloned address and a MTU which entry is automatic. My icon link on the bottom right of the monitor is separated with a red X and a certain command I put in, reported 'Network disconnected'. During my putting in certain commands I was able get rid of 'Disconnect' and the red cross disappeared. The actual connection to the internet however was not connected.
At this point for some reason the red cross is back and I am placed at the beginning of my efforts as if I did nothing, sheesh! As far as PPP settings I obviously need to do some serious study.
I put a Linux lite on my other computer which has Windows XP as a dual OS. The Linux Lite connected immediately with the internet with any help from me thankfully, so I am learning how to crib from that computer and transfer anything I learn to the other 'Linux only' computer.
I have rambled on a bit, but if it is possible for me to get it right then I will persist. Alas I do have other things to do, so this has to be done part time. Anyway bottom line I think you may have hit the bulls eye and it is something I have to learn how to get to grips with, especially with all the terms that seemed to be used for the same thing!
Again, thank you for advice, it does appear that It is there where I am stuck.
It is with pleasure that my 64 bit HP Pavilion p6-2016 with 1Tb hard drive and 6Gbyt of ram and now with the Bios password erased I have been able to follow up on suggestions from one or the other. ardvark71 suggested installing a 32 bit OS so I installed Linux Mint-17.2 mate, 32 bit.ISO. It could have been a potentially tedious job due to not being able to change the boot drive in Bios. It is now at this time on line with not input from me and I was able to use the bootable drive. That was a relief.
Higginsboson informed me that there was a problem with Debian and he was right.
hdrurga warned use all of the hack section which we do appreciate.
Tim came along and hit basics, and as it turned out the Linux 64 bit 'Betsy' is still unable to connect to the internet, but now I can do a fairly good comparison with the various commands comparing one OS with the other. I was taught a lot here on this sight and to add to what I have received now, I have accrued a whole bunch of commands to experiment with.
Oh I was able to do a successful installation on my Dell Dimension 3000 XP SP3 so I can pull up yet another Linux OS and check the networking commands etc on that computer. Actually I got all these computers from various thrift stores and paid between $7.50 to $15 max. On some I had to use Linux Lite which worked very well.
Just to put the icing on the cake I am actually using the computer which set this blog going to start with, and using the 32 bit version, yippee.
If all are agreed maybe this blog could be now closed. How does one do that ?