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Old 10-10-2005, 11:00 PM   #1
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Fedora 1 problem

Ok I am obviusly a newb to this otherwise I wouldnt be posting here. I have everything working but my internet connection. I get a message saying

"Determining IP info for eth0.... failed; no link present. Check Cable? But my cable is connected it worked fine with win xp..... So I dont know...
Old 10-11-2005, 04:47 AM   #2
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ok right, first things first. the way this works is you are quite verbose in your description of problem and then you get more info back out of us

how do you connect to the internet.

ADSL,corperate network...?

do you have a dhcp address?

i'm guessing your connection will be through some kind of gateway/router rather that just an ethernet cable straight into the internet

try pinging your router does this work?
ping <ip of router>

try setting a static ip

ifconfig eth0 <ip you want> up
route add default gw <ip of router

hopefully most of this makes sense
if you are on a home network then you should have a 192.168.1.X or 192.168.0.X address depending on your routers set up

also what network card are you using. are you sure it actually works?

loads of questions i know but read the guides on how to post good threads. FC1 problem is not a good title considering you have a network problem. something like "network card not working <network card name>" might have been better.

theres loads of guides on this site. (read Tinksters sticky at the top of the newbie forum for more details on making good postings)

good luck and let me know how it goes

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try fedora 4
Old 10-11-2005, 12:37 PM   #4
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Sorry for the lack of info.

I live in an apartment complex that supplies internet (for students). I use an ethernet cable that plugs in directly to the wall

I do not have a router. Not sure what the apartment uses exactly. The connection worked perfectly when I had windows xp.

I have a 3C920b-EMB integrated fast ethernet card.

This is all the info I have at the moment...

Thanks for anymore help...

Also when I do the ifconfig command it says could not run specified command.

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Old 10-12-2005, 07:16 AM   #5
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Why FC1? not FC4?
Old 10-12-2005, 08:14 AM   #6
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yeah so try running ifconfig in a root shell

yeah good point. do try FC4 instead.

talk to the people who maintain your network. ask for the DHCP server ip, the default gateway to use and what subnet you need

once you've got that info i can let you know what commands you need to run



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