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Old 07-18-2008, 02:27 PM   #1
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Wireless and shutdown issues with Goblinx, and I'm quite green at Linux

I'm again planning some time in my life to learn linux, and I have a few issues. A Toshiba laptop A215-S6816 is my classroom. It came with Vista and I have loaded GoblinX on a separate partition. I have tried to activate my wireless with no success. The error message states that the wireless network cannot be detected, I insured that it is activated and still no luck.
My second issue is on shutdown I get a screen that the colors are all reversed and extremely hard to decipher. The screen stays like that until I physically remove the power.
Yes I'm quite new to Linux but very determined to learn.
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Making sure to remove any IP addresses (for a little security), what is the output of ifconfig -a ?
Old 07-18-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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Please bear with me I hope I did this right...
I opened a new shell punched in "ifconfig -a" and got.....

link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1b:38:b5:78:a1
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:22 Base address:0x4000

Link encap: Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
Collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:280 (280.0 B) TX bytes:280 (280.0 B)

I do not see any IP addresses in my wireless
Thanks for all your help!


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