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victoryalarm@gmail.com 12-29-2012 10:16 PM

Don't understand how to config my internet, Other distros do it automatitally
 
I'm a newbe to Slackware 14 and i can't get the internet to work or my e-mail. I have tried other distros and they automatically configure your internet for you, I need to have a distro that will run on older computers as we work with refuge families so they can stay in touch with there families back home.
Please help
Richard Smith

lkraemer 12-29-2012 11:02 PM

Richard,
During the Install (I'm assuming you did a FULL Install) you were given a choice of several options. ie., Static IP,
DHCP, and networkmanager. Typically you would choose networkmanager. This will give you the Ethernet/Wifi Icon in the
top Right Panel (assuming XFCE Desktop). Then you just need to setup the encryption type.

See: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...9/#post4846908
Posting #8.

Thanks.

Larry

dlachausse 12-30-2012 01:31 AM

Just to add to lkraemer's comment...you can access that portion of the installer from your existing Slackware install with the 'netconfig' command. It will let you reconfigure your network.

buradd 12-30-2012 02:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by victoryalarm@gmail.com (Post 4859296)
I'm a newbe to Slackware 14 and i can't get the internet to work or my e-mail. I have tried other distros and they automatically configure your internet for you, I need to have a distro that will run on older computers as we work with refuge families so they can stay in touch with there families back home.
Please help
Richard Smith

if it's wireless you need, i've always loved wicd...

you can get wicd from the install dvd, located on /extra.. the first thing i do on a fresh install, is
Code:

mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/dvd
cp -r /mnt/dvd/extra .
umount /mnt/dvd
upgradepkg --install-new extra/wicd/*.t?z

then reboot and log back in as root then run
Code:

wicd-curses
setting the wireless to automatically connect from the curses client will ensure you get connected as soon as possible during boot as well as stay connected if you launch startx.

allend 12-30-2012 02:28 AM

You may find this useful http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:...e_your_network

sycamorex 12-30-2012 04:20 AM

+1 for wicd. Quick and easy way of configuring your network connections.

irgunII 12-30-2012 09:05 AM

Kinda goes to show those 'do-everything-for-me-I'm-an-idiot-and/or-lazy' distro's *SUCK*. They get people to stop using their brains, stop reading, stop learning. Sounds rough, but I've never, ever been 'PC' and I think Bambi and Pinnochio should be put in the freezer and used as kindling in my wood stove during winter, respectively.

hitest 12-30-2012 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4859402)
+1 for wicd. Quick and easy way of configuring your network connections.

+2 for wicd. I use wicd on my Acer Slackbook, it does the job for me. For my wired Slackware stations I choose DHCP during the installation process.

victoryalarm@gmail.com 12-30-2012 05:20 PM

Thanks all but still having trouble, Think i'll stay w/ XP its easier and quicker.
Thanks again

Richard Smith

Cyanobacteriophage 12-31-2012 03:39 AM

You're not using a wired DSL PPPoE (Point-to-Point protocal over Ethernet) connection by any chance? If you are, they don't work "out of the box" on any distribution. But, of course, they don't work "out of the box" (whatever that means) on M$ either.. (install driver along with a bunch of crap from your ISP, dialup every connection, etcc..) After a little bit of googling and READING, I now have Slackware set up to run it on startup with absolutely no hassles. No pain, no gain.

kabamaru 12-31-2012 04:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by victoryalarm@gmail.com (Post 4859707)
Thanks all but still having trouble, Think i'll stay w/ XP its easier and quicker.
Thanks again

Richard Smith

Good luck :-)

psionl0 12-31-2012 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by victoryalarm@gmail.com (Post 4859707)
Thanks all but still having trouble, Think i'll stay w/ XP its easier and quicker.

I think you gave up too easily on this but admittedly, you will need to learn how to use the CLI and edit configuration files to get the most out of Slackware (but it's worth it).

Shadow_7 12-31-2012 06:34 PM

You could always do it old school? Which you may have to manually do each boot if you don't figure out your distros way of doing it.

# ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.55 netmask 255.255.255.0 mtu 1492 up
# route add default gw 192.168.1.1

or

# dhclient eth0

or whatever applies for your network configuration.

# route -n
# netstat -r

to see what your system thinks is going on. And probably dozens of other options.


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