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Old 05-24-2004, 05:20 PM   #1
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connecting to comcast using linux

i duel boot windoxs xp and redhat 8. I pick up the redhat destro so i could learn how to program on linux. I've been tring for the last week to get redhat to connect to comcast with no luck. I find it necessary to connect to the inter net so i and download and install drivers etc. Luckly redhat reconized by ethernet adapter (net gear fa11). Howevery i can not set up a internet connection. Inside of xp i ran winipcfg(a download program that looks like the ones in 98, 95) i wrote down the info but even when i use my ip hostname Comcast's dns severs it dosen't work. Does anyone have any good ideas to fix this?
Old 05-24-2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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I'm not sure of RH8, but FC2 keeps all it's network devices (connections) in two locations:

You might want to set it up manually, so try this:
# cd /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices
# ls

See if a file called ifcfg-eth0 is listed. Just remember if it wasn't:
# vim ifcfg-eth0

I use Comcast also, so yours should probably look like mine also. See if all your settings look like this:

Press escape and then :wq to save and quit out of vim.

if you didn't have a ifcfg-eth0 file in the directory, you need to do this:
# cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
# ln /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0

I use a router and a D-Link DWL-G520, so if you're connecting directly to your cable modem, you may need to set up some stuff, which I think you can do through the GUI.
Old 05-24-2004, 06:24 PM   #3
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thanks for the help i'll try to configure linux today. Let's see what happens (keep your fingers crossed). But, thanks for the help
Old 05-24-2004, 07:06 PM   #4
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thank you oep. it turns out that the gui program in gnome didn't configure right.
The info in your config file. It works too. I am happy to say that a posted this reply
inside of linux.

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