LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 11-24-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
sil3ntOn3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Internet Question from a newbie (No connection)


Hello everyone-
I just installed Fedora Core 5 on my older system. I currently have a DSL connection on my regular computer but when I try to switch the cable to the FC machine, I can't connect to the internet.

Before installing Fedora, the PC worked fine when I connected it to the internet.

Please let me know what I'm missing...

I can't download anything because I can't connect to the internet

Please help
 
Old 11-24-2006, 08:05 PM   #2
fordeck
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 520

Rep: Reputation: 61
Can you post the results of the following command:

/sbin/ifconfig
 
Old 11-24-2006, 08:16 PM   #3
sil3ntOn3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Here you go:

lo Link encap: Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask: 255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets: 348 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets: 348 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:28599 (27.9 KiB) TX bytes:28599 (27.9 KiB)
 
Old 11-24-2006, 08:36 PM   #4
fordeck
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 520

Rep: Reputation: 61
What brand/model of network card do you have?

Lets see if your system recognizes it. Could you post the results of this command:

/sbin/lspci
 
Old 11-24-2006, 08:48 PM   #5
sil3ntOn3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I think the line you may be looking for is:


00:0a.0 Communication controller: Rockwell International HCF 56k Data/Fax Modem (rev 01)
 
Old 11-24-2006, 08:56 PM   #6
fordeck
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 520

Rep: Reputation: 61
Thats a modem. What we're looking for is your network card. It appears that your machine is not seeing the network card. Do you know what kind of network card you have?
 
Old 11-24-2006, 08:59 PM   #7
sil3ntOn3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I knew that (Just kidding)

Which line would ne the Network Card? (I'm just trying to save myself from typing everything - since FC5 is on the other machine)
 
Old 11-24-2006, 09:02 PM   #8
fordeck
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 520

Rep: Reputation: 61
The line would most likely contain the words "Ethernet controller"
 
Old 11-24-2006, 09:10 PM   #9
sil3ntOn3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Looks like it isn't being recognized
 
Old 11-24-2006, 09:14 PM   #10
burninGpi
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Fort McMurray, Canada
Distribution: Gentoo ~amd64
Posts: 163

Rep: Reputation: 30
Please post the output of
Code:
lspci | grep -i network
 
Old 11-24-2006, 09:16 PM   #11
fordeck
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 520

Rep: Reputation: 61
One other place you might look:

dmesg | grep MAC
 
Old 11-24-2006, 09:17 PM   #12
sil3ntOn3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Hey guys - neither of those 2 commands yield any results
(no errors either)
 
Old 11-24-2006, 09:25 PM   #13
fordeck
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 520

Rep: Reputation: 61
Well it would appear that it does not see your network card. Do you have another network card you can try?
 
Old 11-24-2006, 09:28 PM   #14
sil3ntOn3
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2006
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I guess I could take this one out and try it??

But isn't it weird that it worked when running Windows but isn't being recognized now?
 
Old 11-24-2006, 09:32 PM   #15
fordeck
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 520

Rep: Reputation: 61
Thats why I was trying to find out what brand/model you had to verify that you don't have a driver/compatability issue. Being as the fc6 install does not see the card there appears to be a compatabilty issue.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie needs help on his Internet connection! Fatch_R Linux - Newbie 7 02-14-2005 02:08 PM
[NEWBIE]no internet connection after boot gaco Linux - Networking 4 06-23-2004 04:14 AM
Internet Connection - Newbie! l22arg Linux - Newbie 2 05-17-2004 11:10 AM
newbie: Internet connection: Debian go_sooner Linux - Newbie 10 02-16-2004 01:01 PM
Newbie internet connection question Surfmonkey Linux - Newbie 46 11-25-2003 01:35 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:50 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration