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Old 09-07-2003, 06:01 PM   #1
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Unable to connect to network


1) Very new to linux.
2) Installed Redhat 9 as only OS on system.
3) main system running win98: Linksys router/switch.
4) LAN connected and verified hot.
5) eth0: (drivers seem loaded OK)
a) "activate when computer starts" checked.
b) "Automatically obtain IP with dhcp" checked.
6) Run Mozilla = file:///usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html
7) Unable to connect to internet from there.
8) Looking for next step... Missed configuration or??

Thanks! Vic.
Old 09-07-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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this will get u on the network

type pump or dhcpcd eth0 as root

have a nice day.
Old 09-07-2003, 07:30 PM   #3
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Are you able to ping internet web sites ?
Take a look at your network card settings and your routing table.
Open a terminal (console) and type:
route -n
Old 09-08-2003, 10:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help! Yes, I can ping my win98 machine and can ping
Having some difficulty on the command line. Keep getting:
bash: ipconfig: command not found.
Same error for pump and dhcpcd.
Suggestions on firing off executables that are not in bin? Still too new at the linux game. Thanks again for the help.
Old 09-08-2003, 11:31 PM   #5
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