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Old 11-20-2003, 03:54 PM   #1
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Newbie internet connection question


First of all I would like to say thankyou to the person/people who created this great message board, and the admins who keep it going....thanks.

Ok, now for my lame newbie question

I once had my pc online with the linux when a friend of a friend configured it for me in a matter of min....but i reloaded it, and now I cant get it online.

I have -
redhat 7.2(dual boot with win2k),
Linksys LNE100TX 10/100 LAN card,
Linksys BEFSR41 router
Verizon DSL

I know its a pain to go through the steps with me....but I have been at it for hours with no success. I didnt see my card on the list of ethernet cards....I have the driver disk, but have no idea how to load a driver on Linux. Thank you in advance to anyone who can help.....I am lost

Mike(surfmonkey)
 
Old 11-20-2003, 04:00 PM   #2
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As far as I remember, the card uses 'tulip' driver. It's popular and is installed in your system. The command to load it is (you need to be root, so run 'su' before):
modprobe tulip
Then you should be able to give it an IP and so on. You should be able to do it in GUI, but if not, here are the commands
ifconfig eth0 yourIP
route del default
route add default gw gatewayIP
 
Old 11-20-2003, 04:45 PM   #3
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Im sorry Mara, I tried and failed. Keep in mind that my Linux skills are equal to my mothers windows skills. Thank you very much for your reply, is there any way you could make that a little easier for a linux idiot like myself? Thanks again Mara, you are very kind.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 05:14 PM   #4
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connection

not sure how to activate the tulip driver...and I didnt understand much the 'su'.....

when u say yourIP, do I type my ip address, or "yourIP", and same with gatewayIP

the linksys router is set to default, im not sure if I need to configure that.

also i have it set to usae the GRUB bootloader and defult KDE...but I have GNOME also to choose from

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Old 11-20-2003, 08:06 PM   #5
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can anyone help?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:17 PM   #6
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pleeeeeaaaassseee?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 10:01 PM   #7
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for the love of god....please help me!!!
 
Old 11-20-2003, 11:40 PM   #8
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OK sure I'll help ya. Ok, lets take one step at a time

1. Type "ifconfig" and does it display anything about "ethX" (x=a number) or "lo" or nothing?
2. Type "netconfig" (I think this also works for 7.2, it does work for 7.3". If it does prompt up, specify all the correct netmask, ip, gateway information.

Tell me what happens when you try these steps.

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Old 11-21-2003, 02:16 AM   #9
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thanks for the great info....im almost there! i got eth0 with the ifconfig

when i do the netconfig, im not sure if i need to use the info from the router, make adjustments to the router settings.....or what ip,netmask, and gateway they want.

also, i got the device list to say LNE100TX...but its not in the list of ethernet cards on the network settings

man.....linux is a pain!!

if you could help me out again, i would be stoked...thanks
 
Old 11-21-2003, 02:57 AM   #10
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i rebooted my pc and there was no network device in the hardware list...I am very unhappy...ive been working on it for hours....and nothing!!!!!
 
Old 11-21-2003, 03:12 AM   #11
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I cant believe this....i have been at it all day. I am thankful for the help i got today....but i am by no means an experienced linux user...and i am not to skilled in networking lingo. If someone could break it down for me....it would be great.

my ethernet card is not on the hardware list....and i have no idea what i need to put for ip....my main ip, my router ip...my computer ip? gateway for what? submnet what?

I have a linksys router...the one i would imagine most of you have. What info/ changes do i need from my router - 192.168.1.1

i had the tulip/LNE100tx in my hardware list...but nothing about linksys. When i rebooted my pc....it was gone.

do i need to change localhost or the host name on my pc?

I would kiss the feet of the person who has the answers for me.....please help. I know tons of people read this and pass over it....but if I could get some help i would be a happy man.

redhat 7.2
linksys LNE100TX ethernetcard
linksys befsr41 router
verizon DSL

Please....someone. I have been begging all day for help. I dont know what else to do. I have no friends or family to help me.
 
Old 11-21-2003, 10:31 AM   #12
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Surfmonkey...

breathe....in through the nose...out through the mouth.

Everything will be all right. First thing...forget the router. The router is cool and needs no work as long as its working and handing out IP Addresses unless I'm missing something. It appears we just need to set your network to grab an ip address and the rest of the network info from the router. The easiest way, is by DHCP.

Do as suggested before.
type "su" (without quotes) at the prompt, and enter the root password.

Then type "modprobe tulip" (without quotes)

That should get you back to where you were before you rebooted.

then type
# ifconfig

and post what it says your ip address , netmask and gateway under eth0.

then type
# emacs /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0

and post what is in the file. This file is where you can edit whether the card uses dhcp or manually put in the info for the card.

***if you are not familar with using emacs (my perfered editor) here is a link to a quick guide. http://wks.uts.ohio-state.edu/unix_c...intro-135.html

Netizen

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Old 11-21-2003, 04:09 PM   #13
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netizen, thank you!!

Please dont kill me....but I am not sure what the command prompt is. I have been using the "GNOME terminal"
When I boot the pc, its a dual boot...it asks me if i want to choose redhat or DOS(win2k)
then I can hit c to get into the GRUB commands....but "su" didnt do anything there

Can you please tell me how to get to the command prompt that you were speaking of?
 
Old 11-21-2003, 04:44 PM   #14
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Gnome terminal will work. Once you get to gnome terminal, start it up and type SU. You should then immediately get a prompt to type in the root password, of course if you login as root there is no reason to do the SU. If you are root you will see a prompt like this

root@darkstar:/home/netizen#

if you are logged in as a regualr user you will see a prompt like this

netizen@darkstar:~$

Typing SU would look like this...

netzien@darkstar:~$ su
Password:




Netizen
 
Old 11-21-2003, 04:55 PM   #15
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ok, thanks Netizen.....I was logged in as root, and it said-

[root@localhost root]#

im not sure why local host or how to change that.
 
  


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