Connectivity Issues with Mandriva 2006
Posted 15 February 2006 - 12:59 AM
I'm new to Linux and wanted to give it a try, so I downloaded the free version of Mandriva Linux 2006. The install went smoothly and it looks good, but for some reason I'm unable to connect to the internet.
My connection is cable (Roadrunner) through a router. When I look in the hardware it's picking up my ethernet nic just fine (3com PCI card) as eth01. The little icon at the bottom right that shows the connection information says it's connected, but when I try to monitor the connection it says not connected.
I'm not too savvy when it comes to internet things, I've usually be able to stumble my way through it and I have been able to connect 3 other machines to my network, this one is the only one I'm having troubles with. As far as Linux experience goes, I'm a complete newbie.
Be gentle, and thanks for your help in advance
Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:36 AM
When answering the questions that configured it, I checked the option for it to be on at boot.
I think I'll try pulling the nic, starting linux, then shut it down and put the nic back in and start it back up.
Posted 15 February 2006 - 06:54 AM
start-->system-->configure-->configure my computer.
Then go to the network settings and try to set up the NIC card again. Choose to activate the NIC card on boot (DHCP).
If the card does not connect right off after exiting the utility and accepting the settings, try rebooting and see if Firefox connects.
What NIC card make and model are you using?
Posted 15 February 2006 - 10:48 PM
A new question, which I can put in another thread if you wish, but I was trying to update Firefox to the most current version (currently it's 1.0.2 or something like that). I went to www.getfirefox.com and downloaded a tar.gz, but then realized I have absolutely no clue how to update it. Firefox's install instructions say to download and extract it to the directory you wish, but I have no idea where it's supposed to go or how to install it.
If anyone has any good links for a noob like me on how to install/update software I would be very grateful. I don't expect people to hold my hand and lead me through the process, but my googling the subject has been fruitless so far.
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