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Old 10-28-2005, 05:57 PM   #1
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SlackWare Internet


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?
 
Old 10-28-2005, 06:05 PM   #2
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It would help to know HOW you connect in the first place.

Modem?
Cable modem via usb?
DSL router via ethernet?

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Old 10-28-2005, 06:07 PM   #3
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Some more info

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.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 06:07 PM   #4
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DSL router via ethernet, Yes
 
Old 10-28-2005, 06:16 PM   #5
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Which ethenet chipset is the machine using, does its driver show up
in the list of loaded modules (lsmod)? And is the router providing
DHCP or are you using static IPs?



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Old 10-28-2005, 06:17 PM   #6
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If it is not a real router (uses pppoe)
then you can use
adsl-config
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).
 
Old 10-28-2005, 06:26 PM   #7
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How do you find out the domain name? (blah.org)

also, how do you find out the dhcp host name? (i dont think i have one but just to be safe)

Yes, i connect through the dhcp
 
Old 10-28-2005, 06:28 PM   #8
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Then you don't need it. Pick the default one, that the wizard suggests. localdomain for example.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 06:55 PM   #9
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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?
 
Old 10-28-2005, 07:02 PM   #10
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Just login in a console as root and then run
adduser
and follow the wizard.
 
  


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