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Old 01-26-2004, 07:01 AM   #1
orranview
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Unable to Get an online connection!


Hello All, I am a Newbie, I have no idea of programming, but with time I will try to learn. On the 3rd of Jan 04 I installed Redhat9 as a second operating system,
already using Win XP, I have two problems, after the installation, the first is my
sound card is not acceptable to the system, secondly I cannot achieve an
internet connection, I have tried using the configuration wizard without any
success, it recogizes my LAN card which is Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast
Ethernet NIC. I have tried all sorts of inputs IP server Ip client all to no avail
after trying to authorize the system, it fails to athenticate the pppo etho.
I think if I could solve the internet connection, I would then try to solve the
sound problem. For info. the windows internet connection is OK.
I like the Linux ideals and eventually I would like to learn more of the
operating system to be of help to others. Thanks in advance to anyone
who could give me some advice with the above problem.
Mike. C.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:23 AM   #2
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From a consol try the command ifconfig and tell us what the output is.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 11:56 AM   #3
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have you setup your internet details (phone number, username and password) ?

use programs

redhat-config-network
and
redhat-control-network

to configure the internet connection.

i have that same network card, and my internet worked great under redhat 9.
make sure the NIC uses dhcp to configure utself.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 07:14 AM   #4
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RE:- unable to activate a internet connection

Hello TigerOC and qwijibow, thanks for your prompt replies, I really feel
quite thick. Where do you run ifconfig from,,,,I tried it on a run command
but the system did not like it, so I can not answer what the input is and
for entering in the NCW the telephone number and passwords, I have tried
several different con-figs, my server is ultraline which is netvigator, I think
I followed all the instuctions carefully, just don't know anymore.
Regardless, I appreciate any help or suggestions offered.
Regards Mike.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 07:47 AM   #5
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Have you run 'ifconfig' as root? Regular users aren't allowed (or able) to run it, so you need to do it as root.... at the prompt (or in a terminal-window).
 
Old 01-27-2004, 11:22 AM   #6
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Just to follow on what ReefShark said;
get a consol at the $ do su (super user also known as root) and it will ask for root password then do ifconfig.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 11:58 AM   #7
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You might want to do the ifconfig like this "/sbin/ifconfig" (without the quotas, and without the / infront of sbin if you're in / :)

And I think that ifconfig gives a whole lot of output so maybe ifconfig -a is sufficient.

other places that I were adviced to look are:

lspci -v
cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
dmesg | grep net
lsmod

Might not be relevant to you, but information helps.

/Dunny

Last edited by Dunedain; 01-27-2004 at 01:43 PM.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:34 AM   #8
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Hello All, thanks for your patience, I ran /sbin/ifconfig from a terminal
and these were the results;- ( I hope they give you some insight )
Lo Link encap:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU: 16346 Metric:1
Rx packets:10371 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
Tx packets:10371 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
Rx bytes:711340 (694.6 Kb) Tx bytes:711340 (694.6 Kb)

Hoping a solution can be found, Thanks and Regards Mike C.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:00 AM   #9
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Clearly the ethernet card is not being found. You'll have to establish why. The kernel you are using will include 8139too support. I would suggest looking in your /var/log/syslog as root. i.e. login as root and go and look at it or via a consol again as root do cat /var/log/syslog | more and see if there are any errors in regard to eth0
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:31 AM   #10
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If you need a realtek driver http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...True#16Unix%20(Linux)
bout half way down the page

this should get it and install instructions
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:43 AM   #11
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hi
I am a newbee too so mostly i think i understand u better, first login as root, then in the main menu go to system tools, then select network,
if u can c eth0, make sure thats its active, if not try to make it active by
selecting activate, if it says any errors, try doing this from a console(as
root) type "ifup eth0" and record whats the error it shows. (-: hopefully
it doesn't show any. if u have any error message please do post that so that we can look into it.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 09:29 AM   #12
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Hello All, Linux gurus, I don't give up, but at the moment I am beating
my head against the wall, I will continue to try all your suggestions
but for the moment I am not having much success in providing some
further information, in the log-in I can see the eth0 card being recognized
but it cannot be activated. In one of the proposed scans the info recorded
is as follows:- usb-uhci, c: interrupt, status 3 frame# (with a series of numbers).
I managed little response from the various commands. I will study the basics
a little more so I can provide better information. Again Thank You all. Mike C.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 08:13 AM   #13
orranview
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Hello All, I don't know how but I have managed to get eth0 activated,
as I say, I did all the same things and selected the activation tab and
it worked. Now I need your help again, how do I get an internet
connection. I know it sounds a stupid question but do I also need the
ppp0 activated as well. Yesterday I was so frustrated, so to-day,even
though we have made progress, maybe I am not thinking clearly.
Thanks all for your continued support. Regards Mike C.
 
Old 01-30-2004, 09:23 AM   #14
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If you are in the GUI, then you open a main menu, go to system settings, then make a new connection and run throught the wizard, to set up your account. Make sure you point to your modem. Then on the network page where you can make your network connection active, you can also make your modem connect, by making ppp active. To make this happen you might have to log in as root, not sure.

If it's a driver issue, post back type of modem, and we can find you a driver.

Hope this might help
 
Old 01-30-2004, 09:53 AM   #15
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It sounds like a problem I had with that damn RealteK CaRd. I tried driver after driver over and over again. Must have wasted 75 Hours on this machine. Then one day on a restart it just started working. I was so excited, the next day when I fired the machine up, I didnt work. The point to my story is that, If I were you I would go out and buy a decent ethernet card ... they are so inexpensive.

I have learned from being a newb that if you have tried every avenue that these Guru's give you and the damn thing still doesnt work. Then it's probably the hardware =(

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