New to Ubuntu

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at
Wed Oct 1 18:37:10 UTC 2008

On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 13:55:14 -0400, James Nelson wrote:

> i'm new to linux and i was looking for a little help. i just installed
> Ubuntu Hardy Heron and i'm trying to connect to the internet. i use my
> laptop for work alot of the time and i was used to turning on my
> wireless and it world automatically grab an IP address and i was good to
> go. i have a Realtek RTL- 8139 Ethernet controller. just need a little
> help. Thank you.

The network configuration tool is on System > Administration > Network, 
you might also found it on the icons on the top-right, the one with two 
computer screen. When you open the network config tool, you need to press 
Unlock and provide your password first, before you could modify any 

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