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Old 03-16-2012, 03:05 PM   #1
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Installing Arch, but can't connect to network eth0 or eth1

First off, yesterday was my first day with GNU/linux. I never touched the insides of it before this, so my knowledge is minimal.

So when installing Arch Linux, everything goes fine until I try and ping a server to see if my network works. The ping doesn't work, When I use the ip addr command it shows that I have the localhost, eth0 and eth1. Both eth0 and eth1 say they are down.

After a lot of frustration and trying to research the problem. I caved in and went with a more straight forward install with mint.

In mint, I checked to see what the network says

Wired Network (Intel 82579V Gigabit)
Auto eth2

Wired Network (Realtek RTL8111/81685 PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller)
what got my curiosity is that mint was able to connect to my network, but not on eth0 or eth1, but eth2 which wasn't in the ip addr listing.

So I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out with solving this? I followed their beginner wiki multiple times and still no luck.

Thanks a lot!

edit, after some looking. Mint uses "network manager" would this help arch finding my network a little better?

Last edited by clandest; 03-16-2012 at 03:11 PM.
Old 03-16-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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Arch is a very BAD choice for a person who NEVER used a Linux os
the default install DOSE NOT install a desktop GUI
it is TEXT only
you have to type EVERYTHING and know the commands before hand

but if you want to run a race in the Olympics BEFORE you learn to walk ...
fallow the WIKI
"Beginners' Guide"


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