Originally Posted by jmattshirey
I think im gonna give up on Linux cuz I'm sooooooo lost right now. I have no idea what you just said and I don't want to mess it up.... Thanks for all of the help.
Don't give up yet!
You could read some good online reference. Check out my sig for some good reads.
Sure, Linux can be overwhelming at first but if you get some background on the use you will get comfortable. Just like everything else in life you will need to invest a little time to get some achievements.
Now for the network configuration problem you are experiencing. You have been given some good advice to date.
I would have suggested to do the following;
#dmesg | grep eth #see what was recognized
#lsppci -vv #get the full pci device info
#lsmod #show installed modules
Since you provided the information that the rtl8139 was recognized and that the 8139too is loaded. If you have not run netconfig then you could as root;
#ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.11 #set static IP
#ifconfig -a #check setting
#route -n #check routing table
#route add default gw 192.168.0.1 # set gateway IP
#ifconfig eth0 up #start eth0 device
#ping google.com #check dns OK, /etc/resolv.conf
#ping 126.96.36.199 #ping goggle IP address outside
The first command sets the IP for eth0.
The second command gets the information
The route -n get the routing table. If you don't have default gw then next command sets the IP.
The reason to ping the name is too make sure the DNS is working. If that ping fails then you will need to edit the /etc/resolv.conf file to point to your DNS server.
By using the IP for google.com you confirm that you have access outside your LAN.
If you have any problems then post the output of the above commands. You could cat the files to post into one post. Just do a;
to find out how.
man will get you information for commands.
Again I recommend that you checkout the online references.