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Old 06-17-2011, 10:36 PM   #1
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using netconfig with Slackware 13.37 to connect to the internet


So I successfully installed the latest version of slackware, but much to my chagrin it does not auto-connect itself to the internet like my crunchbang does. I read a little from ch.5 of the slackware book, so I know what command to run, but I don't know what to do after running netconfig. I'm using crunchbang right now to get access to the forums, so I know my internet works with this computer. I tried to set up a DHCP connection, but that didn't do anything. So I have two questions:

1.) How do I tell if I have a Static-IP, DHCP, or Loopback connection?

2.) Can I use Crunchbang to get the information I will need, since it connects to the internet like a pro?

Thanks for the help. I'm looking forward to learning how to do this so I don't have to ask anymore.

Edit: Crunchbang is a "a lightweight Debian based Linux distribution," according to wikipedia.

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Old 06-17-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
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So I successfully installed the latest version of slackware, but much to my chagrin it does not auto-connect itself to the internet like my crunchbang does. I read a little from ch.5 of the slackware book, so I know what command to run, but I don't know what to do after running netconfig. I'm using crunchbang right now to get access to the forums, so I know my internet works with this computer. I tried to set up a DHCP connection, but that didn't do anything. So I have two questions:

1.) How do I tell if I have a Static-IP, DHCP, or Loopback connection?
You edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf (if has inline docu that
should get yourstarted).


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2.) Can I use Crunchbang to get the information I will need, since it connects to the internet like a pro?

Thanks for the help. I'm looking forward to learning how to do this so I don't have to ask anymore.
I have no idea what crunchbang is, but if it connects: sure, why not? :}



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