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I am a simi-beginner to Linux and i recently dual-booted my system so I now have windows and slackware on the same machine. Anways, with slackware i have no internet. Now if my memory serves me correctly, you go to the shell konsole and login as root then type "netconfig" Well i did that and now its asking me all these quetions like "host name" and "domain name" and i dont know how to obtain this info. Can anybody help?
You have to tell more about your internet connection configuration:
What kind of connection it is? (ADSL, CABLE, modem, SoftModem, LAN)
What's the model of Your modem?
If networking card is envolved, what it's model?
In case you are connected through ADSL, what interface are you using (Ethernet or USB)?
B.T.W: Slackware is not so friendly for begginers. Maybe Fedora or Debian might be better.
If it is not a real router (uses pppoe)
then you can use
command in Slackware (You should have pppoe package installed)
and if it is a real router than just use netconfig and set the appropriative network configuration - Host name is not realy important. Many routers use dhcp, so you should say to use it when asked.
But I bet it uses pppoe (most of the chances).
What would happen if you installed Slackware and did everything but never made an account, and you reboot your computer and it takes you to the login screen. But you cant login because you havtn made an account.
Could you just login as root at the command prompt then put in a curtain command that would create an account for you? Or something like that?