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Men I hate having to ask so many questions. Now that Im ready to download and install portage so I go ahead and use links2 but when I do it tells me that the host cant be found. Now whats up with that?
I think getting my network set up is the problem, I followed everything in the handbook but like when I test it (for example ping yahoo.com) it also says that that the host cant be found.
So I guess the question really is how do I make sure my network is set up before I can download anything
Read up to btmiller's post, as that sounds like the problem. If you're running through a router, can you ping its IP? Or the IPs of other computers in the network? If you can do those, try pinging the IPs of Google or Yahoo!, 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 , respectively. If you can get those, but their domain names don't work, then you need DNS to be set up properly.
Okay I read btmillers post only thing is that I dont know what the hell he is talking about, like when I say Im a newbie i mean it. For example what is DNS server. All i did was what the handbook said I ran net-setup put my SSID and the WEP key thats about it. Then when I tried testing by pinging a site it said couldnt find a host.
DNS stands for Domain Name Server. It's a server that takes the human-readable names, like Google.com and Yahoo.com, and maps them to their IP addresses. If you don't have /etc/resolv.conf set up to use any DNS servers, you can only access websites by IP address, which is inconvenient, to say the least. Could you do the tests that I mentioned in my previous post, and let me know the results? From that, we can determine if this is a DNS problem.
okay ill try it instead of just typing goggle.com I should type like xxx.xxx.xx.xx but like how do I know what the sites IP address is. Also out of topic I am setting up Gentoo on my Ferrari 3200 the thing is that like you know Im still on the livecd, well my computer wont charge it will only run when plugged, will I be able to charge it when I finnish the set up?