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Old 07-29-2004, 05:38 PM   #1
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mandrake 10 unable to configure network

man why does this have to be so hard. all i want to do is get on-line. The network wizard asks me questions that i have no clue about and i can not find help. I am running a newer model linksys router. so i choose connect to the internet using lan. it seems to recognize my nic card fine. so then it wants to know all these names. why? who cares it is a dhcp server so just get the stupid number and lets role. no way, i have to try and figure out what zero conf means? give my computer a name? why do i have to supply my isp's dns when all that info is already in the router. this shit is driving me crazy. if i don't get help soon i am going to use dariks boot and nuke and reinstall xp. I thought mandrake was the easiest friendliest linux distro for beginners.
Old 07-30-2004, 02:23 AM   #2
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Nervous? No need to be.
After selecting Automatic IP just keep clicking "next" until finish. You don't need to type any host names at all.
Old 08-29-2004, 01:16 AM   #3
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Question same problem

well this is my first post here, so im not sure if this has already been answered, but i have the same question. I did both ways of configuration, manual and dhcp, and both asked for the zero conf name both ways. What exactly is this, and how do i configure the network. Any help?
Old 08-29-2004, 07:44 PM   #4
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I agree that all this stuff in Linux is way too complex... but it is fun too! Matja is right, just clicking next worked for me.

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