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Old 12-01-2007, 09:09 AM   #1
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Hi,
i am new to Linux ..i have installed Linux Red Hat Version 8..my inbuilt
Ethernet is not getting detected.How to find and install the same.
 
Old 12-01-2007, 09:16 AM   #2
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First suggestion ... use a more current Linux distribution.
RHL 8 is very old and probably does not support your hardware.
 
Old 12-01-2007, 09:45 AM   #3
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Second suggestion: use more descriptive titles.

Third suggestion: use proper English.
 
Old 12-01-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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Third suggestion: use proper English.
OP's English is WAY above average for a non-native speaker....
 
Old 12-01-2007, 10:10 AM   #5
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I agree with the first poster, use a more current Linux distribution. You'll cause yourself NOTHING BUT HEADACHES with an older one. Nowadays, Ubuntu 7.10 and Fedora 8 (possibly others, but no experience with them) come out of the box with wireless support for a wide range of wireless cards. This was unheard of about a year ago. I can only imagine what RHEL 8 is like. In a sink or swim situation, I definitely would've sunk if it came to doing what Linux users USED to have to do to get up and running. Visit the downloads section here, tons of mirrors to download your choice of an up-to-date distribution.

LinuxCrayon, keep in mind people from all over the world come here. Some of which do us the courtesy of using English. In fact, one of the most helpful people on here to me was a guy from India when I was getting started out with Suse. Don't be so harsh, English isn't everyones first language... even to a lot of people here in the States.

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Old 12-01-2007, 10:17 AM   #6
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I have come to the conclusion that you cannot do anything with Linux unless you have an internet connection.
In my trade we refer to something like this as a "BFO" (blinding flash of the obvious)

I'm a bit more of an elitist---I would regard it as sheer agony to work with Linux without a high-speed connection---but then, I am one of those distro-hopping_install_new_things_daily nut-cases....
 
Old 12-01-2007, 10:30 AM   #7
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I have to agree, Pixel. I thought I was being nice by just putting an internet connection, but you really do need a high speed one. I do try a different distro about once a month, but I'm content with Fedora and have been ever since FC6.

Being younger, I'm 21, I've been using Linux for about a year now (in fact, I think it's a year exactly. I didn't write down the date.), I started off using FC6 because I saw the artwork on a Linux magazine and said to myself "Holysh*t, that little double helix looks cool." and I've been using Linux ever since, BUT I didn't have an internet connection. Those days were hell, but here I am a year later and happy as a pig in poop. I also don't get how some people live in the terminal (it gets easier to use every day), but it's very powerful. I've read a lot of books on Linux since then, I still feel like a newbie. I probably always will, until I get a degree in programming.

Regards,

Brandon

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