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Old 11-19-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
pix6ie
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Topologilinux net probelms


Hey, this is my first time ever using linux and i downloaded topologilinux a few days ago to try it out. One of the probelms im having is when I type "Links" and from there try to go to a URL it says "Error, cannot find host". Anyone have any help or suggestions on this???? Thnaks.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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In my humble opinion topologilinux would not be my first choice as a new linux user. Never the less -

Quote:
ifconfig
is used to check the status of, and to turn up/down network interfaces.

Quote:
ping -c 3 www.google.com
is always handy to see if you have internet connectivity

Quote:
dhcpcd
or
Quote:
dhclient
is handy to configure a network interface -get ip address and such.

Quote:
man <command>
to read more about the above commands

do yourself a favor and try a more user friendly, mainstream distro for your first go at, what many of us believe, is the best OS option on this particular planet.

Last edited by lamegaptop; 11-19-2010 at 05:24 PM.
 
Old 11-19-2010, 08:38 PM   #3
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Thanks man, when i type 'netconfig' it asks for a "host name", and then a domain name, should these both be ip address'? Sorry for the newbie questions haha
 
Old 11-20-2010, 03:18 PM   #4
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Host name and domain name are text - no special characters. For example host name: pix6ie domain name: home.net
 
  


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