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Old 03-21-2005, 06:37 PM   #1
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Xfce internet question.


I have four computers hooked up to a network, one of them Xfce and the rest xp, but I can't seem to figure out any of the tutorials for getting the Xfce internet access. Also, I'm somewhat of a newbie, I just started to use Xfce last Thursday. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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This is not necessarily an xfce issue but an issue with your distro. What distro are you using?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
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Slackware 10.1, my friend recommended it to me.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:38 PM   #4
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So how exactly is your network setup and how do you connect to the internet .
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:39 PM   #5
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What kind of NIC are you using and is the driver module loaded for it?
you can see what modules are loaded using lsmod.

ifconfig will tell you if the card is being recognized.

Unless you're using a pcmcia NIC, the module will have to be listed in the /etc/init.d/modules.autoload.d file so it is loaded when you boot.

You have to have the correct module loaded to drive your NIC and configure your connection. This means entering the appropriate info into the network config files.

I am not positive where your config files are located in slack, but they are likely, /etc/conf.d/net /etc/resolv.conf /etc/networks

Unless you're using a static IP, you'll also need to have dhcp.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 09:32 PM   #6
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I think I'll just quit while I'm still sane...

To answer Red, I use optimum, and the hub has my dads laptop and his ME comp that i thought was xp but not, then theres mine thats xp and the xfce.

Form what i can make out of what mason said: I'm using a network card thats built into the motherboard. And i didn't understand much after that.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 09:45 PM   #7
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Ok Sycko. Sorry, I thought you may have at least some familiarity with Linux.

1.Open a shell window. (Terminal, xterm, eterm, or whater you have)
type "lsmod" (without the quotes) and hit enter
you'll see a list of what modules are currently loaded. Copy that and paste it in this thread.

2. type in "lspci" and hit enter. This will list pci devices currently installed. Copy that output here as well.

3. now type "dmesg". If it does work, copy the last 10 lines or so here. This is a list of device related messages.

4. now type "rc-update show" this one may or may not so anything. If it does, post output here. This is a listing of what daemons are loaded during start up and when.

Look into your /etc/init.d directory and see if there is a file called net.eth0. If there is, look in /etc/conf.d for a file called net if net is there, open it and copy it's contents here.


This will provide some basic info about your system and it's configuration.

One thing to find out is whether the router you're connected to uses dhcp or a static IP. If it's a static IP you need to know the IP address.

Post what info you can gather and we'll see what we can figure out.

Last edited by masonm; 03-21-2005 at 09:47 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 10:05 PM   #8
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The lsmod, lspci and dmesg worked, but rc-update show didn't work, and well the xfce comp can't get on the internet, thus the thread, and I'm also having trouble copying the files from the terminal into abiword so i can move it onto a disk. How would i know the router is dhcp or static?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 11:51 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I think I'll just quit while I'm still sane...

To answer Red, I use optimum, and the hub has my dads laptop and his ME comp that i thought was xp but not, then theres mine thats xp and the xfce.

Form what i can make out of what mason said: I'm using a network card thats built into the motherboard. And i didn't understand much after that.
The Linux distribution you are using is Slackware, so refer to your problem as "networking with Slackware". XFCE is just a gui, and others maybe using the same system but diffferent guis, so always use the distro name and version.
 
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Try running the "netconfig" command as root.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 05:36 PM   #11
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I quit...thanks for your help anyway.
 
  


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