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Old 08-05-2004, 08:17 PM   #1
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dunno how to connect 2 da internet


i am running redhat linux 9, dvd player, 80 gig hd, andan ethernet jack but i do not know how to connect 2 the internet.
i am using a cable modem and it is plug and play...no software needed.
help please
 
Old 08-06-2004, 01:55 AM   #2
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It has been a while since RH 9. I use Fedora 2 but let me see what I can do.

Try Hat --> System Settings --> Network

Does it show a device (most likely called eth0). It may very well be a simple matter of clicking activate.

You can play with the settings in there to see if you can identify the problem.

Keep me posted
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:49 PM   #3
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Re: dunno how to connect 2 da internet

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Originally posted by hamza11050
i am running redhat linux 9, dvd player, 80 gig hd, andan ethernet jack but i do not know how to connect 2 the internet.
i am using a cable modem and it is plug and play...no software needed.
help please
start by running /sbin/ifconfig

it should tell you a hardware address for your card and an IP address if you are connected to the web (among other stuff).

if it gives a hardware but no IP, then (assuming your card is eth0) run: /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up



when i first installed RH9 (my first linux install) i had to do this the very first time i wanted to connect. every boot thereafter, the ethernet was active upon booting.

best of luck

--vq
 
Old 08-06-2004, 07:08 PM   #4
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Re: Re: dunno how to connect 2 da internet

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Originally posted by valencequark
start by running /sbin/ifconfig

it should tell you a hardware address for your card and an IP address if you are connected to the web (among other stuff).

if it gives a hardware but no IP, then (assuming your card is eth0) run: /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up



when i first installed RH9 (my first linux install) i had to do this the very first time i wanted to connect. every boot thereafter, the ethernet was active upon booting.

best of luck

--vq


BTW-- i neglected to mention that you don't need root perms to run /sbin/ifconfig, but you *do* need root perm to bring eth() interfaces up or down.

--vq
 
Old 08-08-2004, 03:51 PM   #5
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if u do get the error "eth0" try this thread
"http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=18966"
 
Old 08-08-2004, 03:54 PM   #6
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allso this one
"http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=184943"
 
  


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