installing a NIC card
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Wed Nov 21 17:56:41 UTC 2007
usabdasc at aol.com wrote:
> I tried 8139cp.? It was found, but it didn't seem to do much.? I tried
Why does every sentence end with a ?? Never mind...
> 8139 and it seemed to get me part way there.? I can now go into System -->
> Network Settings and set up an IP address and a Gateway.?
Generally, you'll have better luck with not putting _anything_ in Network
settings (/etc/network/interfaces should usually only include settings
for "lo"). Especially, you don't usually want to put an IP address and
Gateway in there - those are usually set for you by DHCP (particularly if
this is still on the corporate LAN).
> A check with
> ifconfig shows that the IP address I set is present.? Still, the box will
> not access the web with Firefox and known good local boxes can not be
> accessed with ping.?
That's why you want to let DHCP set it for you, and Network Manager will do
that if you just make sure to leave the interface out
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