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Old 05-22-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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Fedora configuration


hello everyone!!!...i just got finished installing fedora core 5 to dual boot with windows xp pro...when i get into fedora, i am able to do anything regarding the internet...i installed on a dell insprion 600m laptop...when i got into the device manager, i can see that the devices have been picked up but i cannot get them activated....everything is is plugged in and all...but keep getting the message that there is no connection and to check my cable...if anyone at all can make any sense out of what i written here....PLEASE HELP!!!!...let me know if you need more information...everything in windows is working fine...
 
Old 05-22-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
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I'm not sure why Fedora would not have automatically configured your internet. Are you using dial-up or cable/broadband? I'll assume cable. Try running
Code:
ifconfig eth0 up
dhclient eth0
This should bring up your local ethernet connection and then use dhcp, which I'm also assuming you are using, to get your connection settings. Then try to ping something and see if you get a response.

Good Luck,
~Justin

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Old 05-22-2006, 03:08 PM   #3
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Hey...thanks for the suggestion Justin...I tried it, but nothing changed...says it cannot determine IP information...this computer has an Intel wireless card and an ethernet connection....nothing is being picked up
 
Old 05-22-2006, 03:11 PM   #4
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ha ha ha...looks likes I am going back to red hat again...by chance if i do not...where do i go to edit #1...the boot sequence to have windows as the default boot system and #2...the amount of seconds it takes to boot up into that system?..thanks in advance
 
Old 05-22-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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If you're using Grub, you'll need to edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file.

1.) The line that says something like
Code:
default 0
says which to boot to by default. Grub starts numbering with 0, so your Windows is probably 1.

2.) The line that says something like
Code:
timeout 8
controlls how many seconds the system waits before it boots to the default target.

It sounds like you're configured properly, so I'm not sure what the problem could be. Make sure you ran the correct code, because I had it typed in wrong in my previous post, but I have edited it now. When you say device manager, what do you mean? What program are you using?

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Old 05-22-2006, 03:24 PM   #6
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lol..sorry...well, it is the network box...I go into system>>administration>>network...then try to activate it
 
Old 05-22-2006, 03:32 PM   #7
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It should be activated by default.
What is your output of "ifconfig"? If your output doesn't say anything about eth0, then run "ifconfig eth0 up" first.

Also, print your output from "/sbin/lspci" or "lspci", wherever the command is.

Just out of curiosity, are you using some kind of Winmodem?
 
Old 05-22-2006, 03:44 PM   #8
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hi Justin: thanks I got the system to boot up in the order I wanted it to and the duration of the boot-up....

It will take me a few minutes to get the rest of th information...I only have one system that is available to me right now, so have to keep rebooting...but actually, i did run the ifconfig eth0 up and dhclient eth0 tools...and still the same...i am not sure what the ifconfig output is...i will try it and post back...thanks
 
Old 05-22-2006, 04:00 PM   #9
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ok...so here is the output of the ifconfig command:

Link encap: Local Loopback
inet addr: 127.0.0.1 mask: 255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope: Host
UPLOOPBACK RUNNING MTU: 16436 Metric: 1
RXPackets: 2866 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 Frames:0
TXPackets: 2866 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 Carrier:0
Collisions:0 TXQueuelen:0
RXbytes: 3339613 (3.1MiB) TXBytes 338613 (3.1MiB)
 
Old 05-22-2006, 04:12 PM   #10
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Apparently your ethernet connection is not enabled. run
Code:
ifconfig eth0 up
which will enable your ethernet port. If you get errors with this, post them. If not, you should have something like this:
Code:
Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:1F:7E:D9:C8
          inet addr:160.36.30.180  Bcast:160.36.31.255  Mask:255.255.254.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::20f:1fff:fe7e:d9c8/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:246665194 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:246934803 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:799450765 (762.4 MiB)  TX bytes:219223802 (209.0 MiB)
          Base address:0xdf40 Memory:feae0000-feb00000
Your local loopback is always running, so now you just need to get your ethernet running.
 
Old 05-22-2006, 04:17 PM   #11
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yup..i did run the ifconfig eth0 up tool...and just before the ifconfig command...still the same result...but as i mentioned before...the hard wire is thru another NIC in a different machine...I will check that out to make sure it is secure...if it is, I should be able to connect, right?... but still..that still leavs me in the dark as to why my wireless is not working...laborous...I really do appreciate your help Justin!...be back in a while when i get some more info
 
Old 05-22-2006, 04:50 PM   #12
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hey Justin...I checked the 2nd NIC in the other computer and it was loose...out of the pci slot all together...anyway, I put it back....came back to this computer and did the icfonfig eth0 up and dhclient eth0 commands...then the ifconfig again...i did get an output similiar to yours, but when i try to connect to the net...then i did the ping command at www.microsoft.com and was told that the network was invalid (or something to that effect)....went to firesox and try to get to www.hotmail.com and could not find the server...hmmm device is still not working...
 
Old 05-22-2006, 04:52 PM   #13
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i give up for the day...
 
  


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