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Old 12-13-2002, 09:25 PM   #1
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Question Two easy questions i hope


First question is really a two parter:

Part1: Why is it that when I boot into text i can run ifconfig to get my broadband address, but after I startx, then logout, and type infconfig again, it doesn't read it as a command? Just gives me a not recognizable error? I have to reboot to find out the address again..

Part2: Why is it that after a while the eth0 address changes? I thought it was supposed to be steady until the link goes down?

Second question: Why does gnome quit working after a while? For example, after a while from keyboard, I come back and click on an icon such as a terminal to execute a terminal, it gives me nothing. In other words, none of the programs work. Is this common?

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Old 12-14-2002, 01:13 AM   #2
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i think you need to do a google search for linux
ethernet howto, or linux cable modem howto.
that will have the most stuff for you to try in one place.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 09:43 AM   #3
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The answer to part two may be that your using DHCP and your touter is set to renew the address often. I would just use a static IP which can be configure by typing "netconfig".
I'm not sure about the answers to part 1 and question 2.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 10:39 AM   #4
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More information about the hardware you are running on would be helpful to answer question 2.
 
Old 12-21-2002, 11:52 AM   #5
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Dual boot on two separate drives, Linux being on it's own 4 gig drive. (don't laugh)
450 mhz AMD k-6
256 ram
standard ethernet card
redhat 8.0
 
  


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