Looking for a distro that will deteck my internet...only had success with SuSe
in the past i have tried mandrake 9.2 and knoppix, both of these distros did not detect a connection to the internet....i disabled my onboard lan and only used my pci nic,vice versa, i have even tried on a router and still nothing.....both distros seemed to know the make/model of my nics but i cant get a connection going...i thought it was just the nameservers but nope it isnt.
anyway, i have tried suse 9.1 personal...detects my internet no problem..im not sure why this is but i would like to find a different distribution that can do the same...maybe one that has development in mind(C++ compiler..suff like that)
i did like mandrake alot and i wonder if the new 10.0 would be able to connect me to the internet no prob.....
well..any sort of info regarding a different distro that should detect my internet easily, or why other distros dont do so...please reply it would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT::forgot to say-my isp assigns me an ip address via dhcp
my specs below:
amd 2100+ 1.7ghz
896 mb ddr RAM
geforce fx5200 256mb
SYNTAX sv400 mainboard
via rhine II onboard lan (currently disabled)
realtek RTL8139 nic
14 gig hd and a 7.5 gig hd (yes, i know..its not alot)
Re: Looking for a distro that will deteck my internet...only had success with SuSe
there's a store called Amish Furniture not too far from here.
I guess Amish would like linux better than windows. Linux is more of a do it yourself kind of operating system.
Re: Re: Looking for a distro that will deteck my internet...only had success with SuS
if not please explain what you meant here
if you want suse pro 9.1...
download the boot.iso from suse.
boot from it
but before doing that, search the forums, I just ran across some interesting instructions today.
you can install pro 9.1 suse over the network. if you're paying for high speed internet access, youmight as well use it ;-)
otherwise, google around for awhile and you'll find the iso images, in europe somewhere...
also, novell did have a link where they would send you a 3 dvd set that included suse 9.1 pro.
good luck, and keep us informed!
well i just tried out a slackware live cd (SLAX) , i was able to goto google.com and logon to aim...which would mean that...my internet works on slax.
curently am dl'ing the latest slackware cds via bottorent (cd1 is going at 350k , cd2 going at 10k LOL)
hoping for the best
EVERYONE WHO READS THIS POST WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK FOREVER!
Another one for good auto hardware / config is the gentoo livecd install. If you are not too horribly scared to do a little typing at the command prompt, it might be worth it, go for a Stage 3 Install and genkernel compile and wham, best distro on earth and a great learning experience
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