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Geeze I'm starting to think Linux hates me. lol. I have the display working but now I can't get the net to connect. Try to have it auto detect but no luck, then I try to it myself. I entered the ip, gateway, and mask, but no luck still
I have a cable modem. Surfboard SB5120, and its a LAN connection to the University.
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How exactly does your computer connect to the Internet? Do you have cable service, and use that surfboard modem, or are you plugged directly into a university ethernet line?
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Geeze I'm starting to think Linux hates me. lol. I have the display working but now I can't get the net to connect. Try to have it auto detect but no luck, then I try to it myself. I entered the ip, gateway, and mask, but no luck still
I have a cable modem. Surfboard SB5120, and its a LAN connection to the University.
thanks for help

you should have used dhcp like me lol, that way it queries the server for an ip...no configuration there it should be a default setting.
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I tryed dhcp put it did not connect me.

Cable service and use the surfboard modem
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Also, just to add:
I found on Motorola's website that the modem is compatible with linux when ussing the ethernet cable and not the USB cable. And the ethernet cable is the one I use.
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Okay. Open a console window, and give me the output of the command:
ifconfig -a
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/bin/sh/ ifconfig : Command not reconized
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Try running:
/usr/sbin/ifconfig -a
or:
/sbin/ifconfig -a
post #9 of 12
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ok, /sbin/ifconfig -a worked and gave the following:

eth0:1 Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:11:8B:88:F3
inet addr: 24.210.244.255 Bcast: 24.210.247.255 Mask: 255.255.252.0
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post #10 of 12
Are you able to:

ping google.com

or,

ping 64.233.167.99

?
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