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hi, i recently installed linux slackware 9.1 on a pc strait out my closet.
heres the specs:
20 gb hard drive
449 mhz p2 cpu
128 mb ram
some old ati video card
anyway, it detected everything, installed flawlessly, and appears running fine.
however, when i try to use mozilla to access the internet from it, it says that it cannot open the search page, (or something to that degree)
im using hughes sattalite internet connection, dw6000 modem, split through a linksys router, direct into all computers, it requires no special software which leads to the question, why doesnt it detect the internet?
i used netconfig, and filled out everything
the machine dosent have a domain assigned, im not going to use it for hosting a website, but as a workstation. it gives the message
''cannot find mozilla.org, please check the name and try again''
instantly after i open the window
thanks for the suggestion anyway.. at least you were kind enough to try.
Ok, the key here is for the system to find the Gateway. Your gateway is the IP address of your router. Either set the network configuration to obtain the gateway via DHCP, or set the gateway IP to the IP address of the router. There are graphical utilities in both distros to set this up.
You should probably just configure the router to use DHCP. This will let it assign an IP address to your machine when it boots. Then the system can be set to get the gateway via DHCP, and it should see the internet when you reboot.