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Old 11-15-2004, 12:33 AM   #1
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2 Problems (speed- and internet)

Hey, I am relatively new to linux (I finally installed my first one yesterday, but have used it before)
I am using yoper
I use verizon DSL (PPoE)
and i have an Athalon XP 3200+ (2.1Ghz)
It detects my CPU but it takes like 3+ min. to load a simple menu, and around 5+ minutes to load an app.
And with the Internet, i have tried running ADSL setup but it doesn't work
I don't know what to but in for some fields like IP(I have a static IP)
and I'm not quite sure what a DNS server is?? (sorry if thats pathetic, especially since Ive been using computers my entire life)
Could i get some help please?
Old 11-15-2004, 02:24 AM   #2
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Not sure about the performance issue, but I can try to help with the internet one. It would help if we knew what distro of Linux you're using too, as some of the internet stuff is different between them.

DNS = Domain Name Service. Your computer queries the DNS server to translate a domain name into an IP address.

I assume that Verizon DSL supports DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). Your computer asks Verizon for the info it needs (IP, DNS, etc...) and that's how the settings are made on your computer. Is your ethernet device detected ok?

Take a look in /etc/network/interfaces. It should look something like this if everything is ok:
# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Then run 'ifup eth0'

Running the command 'ifconfig' without any arguments will tell you the settings on each of your ethernet devices.

Though maybe there's something different with the Verizon DSL. I've only used SBC DSL in the past but DHCP worked just fine there...

Old 11-15-2004, 07:46 AM   #3
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you should get a pair of DNS to query from your ISP. put them in your dsl script or, if your resolve.conf isn't dynamically managed by some tool, write them there.
we'll need some more info about your setup here.

have a closer look into your logfiles (they are in /var/log ) for some apps reporting problems. maybe something is missing or badly configured. also examine your "dmesg" output to be sure all your hardware is recognized. better tuning is greatly system-dependend, but using hdparm to turn on dma (-d1 or -Xdma2... read the manpage) may help a lot.
is your prob in X only or also at the console?

sl mritch.
Old 11-15-2004, 10:59 AM   #4
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Thank you everyone
I am now typing this in linux,
And the speed issue is kind of resolving itself
thank you very much


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