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Old 01-27-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
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NIC problem? Please help.


hello, linux newbie here....

uhhh... there's a problem

during mandrake startup, i have the option to look at it's verbose startup..

during the check-up, the compputer i installed mandrake on managed to get "OK" for everything, except for "bringing up interface for eth0" which got "FAILED"

incidentally, I coudnlt connect the mandrake to the net.

mandrake itself detected the network card and managed to give it's chipset's name such as "VIA 10/100" or sth like that.

so what's the problem? why couldnt connection be detected?

the problem came across both terminals which i installed mandrake into. both terminals' specifications are not identaical.

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on another matter, how how do I look for my IP address or the mandrake machine? do i ask the administrator? and since other computers in the cluster are connected to the internet, is there anyway i can get the ip for the linux machine?

in short, how do i look for:

- IP address
- netmask
- gateway

Thanks

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Old 01-27-2005, 01:47 PM   #2
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n short, how do i look for:

- IP address
- netmask
- gateway
Code:
/sbin/ifconfig -a
For the machine you're on. If it's on another machine on the network you're going to have to ask the admin. or go to that box and run /sbin/ifconfig -a

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Old 01-27-2005, 01:59 PM   #3
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For the gateway run
/sbin/route


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Old 01-27-2005, 10:53 PM   #4
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look. problem solved.

i input the host name and the dns servers and voila, i managed to connect to the internet!

yes!!!!


HOWEVER

during boot up, during verbose check ups, they asked me to input a login name and password for THE HOST NETWORK

eg. let's say i set the host to be 17campus.edu.my (not a real host btw), and during bootup, the asked me:

17thcampus login:

password:

after inputing the user login which i registered with mandrake and it's password, it gets back to command line with that $ symbol

why did it not return to MANDRAKE? how do i return to mandrake?
 
  


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