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Old 02-27-2005, 12:38 AM   #61
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Well fella's I've hit a wall with this internet connection thing. I tried going directly from my adsl modem into my pc and tried both the static and dhcp configurations with no success, I couldn't get a ping anywhere, just a "no network found". At this point I can only surmize that this slackware distro simply isn't compatible with my D-Link ethernet card or my D-Link modem, or maybe both.

In any event, thanks for all your help. Boy we sure burnt up some pages with this forum didn't we????.

Hey and looking on the bright side, I did manage to get a Linux OS installed on my computer, so the way I see it, the journey's just begun and as I continue to learn more about it I may just stumble upon a solution .

Take Good Care
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:21 PM   #62
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yikes...long weekend, didn't mean to leave you hangin....
still won't work, hmmmm. i've kinda exhausted my ideas...looks like chris did too. don't know what else to suggest, except keep looking? you've got it installed, it's just a matter of tweaking it so it hooks up to the net. someone here surely will have an answer....just wish it was me. but like you said..the bright side, you're learning and you'll continue to learn...so it's all good sorry i couldn't help tho...
 
Old 02-27-2005, 11:39 PM   #63
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Thanks detpenguin,

If there's a workable solution to this problem I will find it eventually. As far as you not being able to help, don't kid yourself, you were of enormous help to me. I don't know what your profession is but IMO, with your helpful, positive, encouraging attitude I think you would make a top-notch, class "A" teacher. Keep up the good work.

If and when I do find the solution, you'll be the first to know, but I'm sure I'll be back here many more times with other Linux related questions, this is an excellent forum.

All the Best
 
Old 02-27-2005, 11:55 PM   #64
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there is a workable solution for this...it's just figuring out what it is...

one suggestion i have is knoppix, i think the latest is 3.7. it's a live-cd that you won't have to install. just boot from it and it will run an entire linux system from your ram, and see if that finds your network connection. at least that way 2 things happen...you know if your network is workable, and you get a feel for linux without hours (or days) of frustration. worth a try

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and thanks for the kind words, but i'd absolutely suck as a teacher, which is why i stick to carpentry...lol.

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