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  • Need advice from Linux user.

    Ok, I am a super n00b when it comes to linux. I had a pretty old computer at home and I put "xbuntu" on it. The problem is I can't seem to get it to connect to my network and to the internet. Anyone got a clue? Thanks ahead.

    P.S. I am not trying to run any games on it, may be I will use it as a TS server or something.
    Slow is Smooth. Smooth is Fast!

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    Re: Need advice from Linux user.

    Does X (The window manager) start?

    Are the lights on the back of the Ethernet card blinking?
    Are the lights on the router/switch/hub blinking?

    If yes to all above then open a terminal and type "ifconfig eth0". That should show you the configuration for the ethernet card. I assume that you have your network setup for DHCP. It should show dhcp in the ifconfig output. To set it for DHCP type "ifconfig auto-dhcp".

    The manual for the commands for Linux are built into the OS. If you want to see how ifconfig works by reading the manual then type "man ifconfig".

    Good Luck
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      Re: Need advice from Linux user.

      wow! Thanks, I will try that for sure. The NIC is blinking as far as I could tell.
      Slow is Smooth. Smooth is Fast!

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        Re: Need advice from Linux user.

        LOL, It turn out that my NIC is not working, so I swap a good one in and it works just like that, thanks for the tip.;)
        Slow is Smooth. Smooth is Fast!

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          Re: Need advice from Linux user.

          Great! Welcome to the world of Linux!
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