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First of all I would like to say thankyou to the person/people who created this great message board, and the admins who keep it going....thanks.
Ok, now for my lame newbie question
I once had my pc online with the linux when a friend of a friend configured it for me in a matter of min....but i reloaded it, and now I cant get it online.
I have -
redhat 7.2(dual boot with win2k),
Linksys LNE100TX 10/100 LAN card,
Linksys BEFSR41 router
I know its a pain to go through the steps with me....but I have been at it for hours with no success. I didnt see my card on the list of ethernet cards....I have the driver disk, but have no idea how to load a driver on Linux. Thank you in advance to anyone who can help.....I am lost
As far as I remember, the card uses 'tulip' driver. It's popular and is installed in your system. The command to load it is (you need to be root, so run 'su' before):
Then you should be able to give it an IP and so on. You should be able to do it in GUI, but if not, here are the commands
ifconfig eth0 yourIP
route del default
route add default gw gatewayIP
Im sorry Mara, I tried and failed. Keep in mind that my Linux skills are equal to my mothers windows skills. Thank you very much for your reply, is there any way you could make that a little easier for a linux idiot like myself? Thanks again Mara, you are very kind.
OK sure I'll help ya. Ok, lets take one step at a time
1. Type "ifconfig" and does it display anything about "ethX" (x=a number) or "lo" or nothing?
2. Type "netconfig" (I think this also works for 7.2, it does work for 7.3". If it does prompt up, specify all the correct netmask, ip, gateway information.
I cant believe this....i have been at it all day. I am thankful for the help i got today....but i am by no means an experienced linux user...and i am not to skilled in networking lingo. If someone could break it down for me....it would be great.
my ethernet card is not on the hardware list....and i have no idea what i need to put for ip....my main ip, my router ip...my computer ip? gateway for what? submnet what?
I have a linksys router...the one i would imagine most of you have. What info/ changes do i need from my router - 192.168.1.1
i had the tulip/LNE100tx in my hardware list...but nothing about linksys. When i rebooted my pc....it was gone.
do i need to change localhost or the host name on my pc?
I would kiss the feet of the person who has the answers for me.....please help. I know tons of people read this and pass over it....but if I could get some help i would be a happy man.
breathe....in through the nose...out through the mouth.
Everything will be all right. First thing...forget the router. The router is cool and needs no work as long as its working and handing out IP Addresses unless I'm missing something. It appears we just need to set your network to grab an ip address and the rest of the network info from the router. The easiest way, is by DHCP.
Do as suggested before.
type "su" (without quotes) at the prompt, and enter the root password.
Then type "modprobe tulip" (without quotes)
That should get you back to where you were before you rebooted.
and post what it says your ip address , netmask and gateway under eth0.
# emacs /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0
and post what is in the file. This file is where you can edit whether the card uses dhcp or manually put in the info for the card.
Please dont kill me....but I am not sure what the command prompt is. I have been using the "GNOME terminal"
When I boot the pc, its a dual boot...it asks me if i want to choose redhat or DOS(win2k)
then I can hit c to get into the GRUB commands....but "su" didnt do anything there
Can you please tell me how to get to the command prompt that you were speaking of?
Gnome terminal will work. Once you get to gnome terminal, start it up and type SU. You should then immediately get a prompt to type in the root password, of course if you login as root there is no reason to do the SU. If you are root you will see a prompt like this
if you are logged in as a regualr user you will see a prompt like this