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Old 09-04-2011, 12:20 AM   #61
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My isp is talktalk in the UK - I have built many pc's and repaired many for relatives, neighbours and friends of friends. I connect all pc's either by the spare ethernet cable next to my main w7 pc or to the wireless signal from the 4 port/wireless modem/router. So far the only pc that does not connect is pup which suggests to me that it is a setting within pup that is blocking. Could pup have set up a firewall?
 
Old 09-04-2011, 12:35 AM   #62
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ping 212 gave the 64bytes etc. ping google.com gave bad command. netstat gave Too many levels of symbolic links
 
Old 09-04-2011, 01:07 AM   #63
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this linux stuff is hard work after using windows for 30 odd years. I have an error message from the simple internet setup prog. I wish to paste it here so you can see what is going on. How do you copy a message such as this and then paste it to a usb key? I have mounted the usb key and the message has copy and paste buttons but these either do not work or give no clue as to where they are pasting. I have tried the windows 'control C' and 'Control V' to copy and paste with no luck.
 
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ping 212 gave the 64bytes etc. ping google.com gave bad command. netstat gave Too many levels of symbolic links
If ping 212.100.160.51 gives you a result, the connection is working.
Seems to me the problem is the DNS
Please try to use
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8.8.8.8
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:29 AM   #65
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thanks repo major success - this is being sent from pup pc. I tried to enter dns 8.8.8.8 but got an error message that script exists or something. I then clicked on Firefox and low and behold I have contact. I have now readup on copy and paste and can get it to work. Thanks all now I will try using pup and see how things go.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 05:36 AM   #66
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Now the questions are coming - is it possible to increase the size of text on this site? How do I connect to a printer connected to another pc on my network?
 
Old 09-04-2011, 05:46 AM   #67
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ok I have found that holding down the control key and rolling the mouse wheel increases and decreases the size of text.
 
Old 09-04-2011, 07:35 AM   #68
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No, now you're using Linux. Now, the answers are comming.
I'm happy (and relieved) to see you've made it. I was worried you'd give up. Well, if you made it this far, you've got what it takes to enjoy Linux!

Welcome to the fun!

Connecting to a printer on the network, is something different. I solved it by setting up a dedicated print server on my network. If you're interested, I'd like to tip-toe you through it...

Thor
 
Old 09-04-2011, 07:57 AM   #69
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yes please Thor - I now realise how little I know of this medium. I really need to find an idiots guide to the things that I do on windows almost instinctively.
 
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In firefox you can use
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:12 AM   #71
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it strikes me that I probably need to update things now that I have internet access on pup. Does this happen automatically or do I have to do something?
 
  


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