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Old 10-24-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Installed Slackware 12.1 and can't connect to internet via KDE.

I've searched and can't seem to find a tutorial that this Slackware newbie can follow to setup the network connection on KDE 3.5. If anyone can point me the right direction I would be very grateful.

Thought I'd make the big jump and attempt to follow suggestions on learning Linux the 'down and dirty' way by going with Slackware. Did fairly well with the install....took me forever to remember "startx"...anywho once inside KDE I thought to myself I was home free. Wrong.....can't even connect to the internet and after spending hours banging around and reading what I could find....I'm totally lost.

I'm using a DSL and a cheapie router that I've had for about a year that works like a charm. I'm writing this from Ubuntu also on this box in a dual boot arrangement.

Old 10-24-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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Do not use KDE to get your network connected - it will never work. KDE messes with the Slackware scripts.
Read the documentation at:

Mastering Slackware is getting to know the commandline.

Old 10-24-2008, 06:41 PM   #3
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:14 PM   #4
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Are /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 and inet2 executable?

Does ifconfig -a reveal an IP address for your card?

Can you ping the router? Localhost?
Old 10-25-2008, 05:26 PM   #5
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Smile I bee connected.....

Thanks to all for your valuable info. I decided to use two hard drives for my dual-boot rather than risk one drive. Anyhow with the new install of Slackware and following your suggestions I was able connect. Looking forward now to customize Slackware to my liking. I'm sure I'll be asking many more questions.

Again thanks to all of you.


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