[Techtalk] helphelphelp! (a network yelp)

Robyn M rob_39 at bigpond.com
Thu Feb 8 06:10:58 UTC 2007

On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 12:41:58 -0800 (PST)
Melanie <linuxgrrlv2 at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> I've just spent the last day and a half trying to get
> help setting up my internet connection through the
> 'Mandriva Club' forums and 'Mandriva Expert' online
> help (for something that I paid for I'm not terribly
> happy about the 'help' I'm getting). It's just NOT
> working. I've gotten enough polite directions to RTFM
> to last me a while.
> I have a copy of Mandriva 2006 which I bought last
> summer and just installed yesterday morning. The
> graphical network administration tool is very pretty,
> but I'm not getting anywhere with it.

What sort of network card do you have and do you know if it is

The command to use to see what network card you have is


you may need to be root to do this. If you could copy the line about
Ethernet Controller here that'd be best.

The command to use in a terminal screen to see if your network card is
there is


you may need to be root to do this. If you only have an entry like

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:826 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:826 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:388838 (379.7 KiB)  TX bytes:388838 (379.7 KiB)

then the network card module may not be loaded or the network card
isn't working.

If you can get back to us with this info then we can go from there.



> Can someone walk me through how to get it to recognize
> my ethernet card and set up DHCP for adsl? I'm utterly
> lost...
> Thanks(:
> ~Mel
> (used to be wannabe geek, poking around in the pond
> again and getting frustrated)
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