First time Linux install. Took a few times, but finnaly got Debian to work. After the install the computer went straight into Gnome, where I logged in. I first started Mozilla to see if I could surf the web, and this worked great. I configured the computer to use dhcp durring the installation and all worked well, until I decided to change out the network card and use another one. Now I can't connect to the network
. I read a few posts that say to use the "etherconf" command to reconfigure the network card, but when I use the "su" command and log in as root in a terminal I still get "command not found". Not sure what I need to do.
Also I can't figure out how to shut this bad boy down. I know I need to be root to shut down, but I can't log in anywhere as root to shut the system down. Very frustrating
I hit log off, and it takes me to a Debian login screen that wont let me log in using root. I realize this is for security reasons, but there has to be a way to shut this thing down without going through the disk check that comes up every time i decide to pull the plug.
Any way, If someone could point me in the right direction it would be greatly apreciated.