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.
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