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hi guys,

first time poster so go easy on me :P


alright after thinking long and hard i decided to give linux a go , so i went and got myself a fedora core 6 dvd (i think its the i686 version) i have an AMD64 3200, ATi x800GTO2, 1.5 Gig Ram and all of this fits on a A8n-32 Sli deluxe board.

I have recently moved from UK to Pakistan for work purposes.

(didnt get the x86_64 version cos i heard its still something in development and not very n00b friendly)


Now here i go with questions.


Installing fedora was piss easy it installed picked up most of the drivers on its own and off it went, had a lil problem setting up the dual boot with windows xp but managed to get it done with the help of online tutorials.


my windows xp is on a LAN which is then connected on to the internet. fedora picked up the ethernet drivers and even pings the ISA server but i cant get firefox or any web based application to work?? I have assigned the same ip which was is assigned on winxp, as far as i can guess it seems like something to do with DNS server (its not written in xp but linux needs it)?? any help on this matter will be appreciated.


now unable to setup internet access HOW IN THE NAME OF **** i update my fedora cos wat it seems like that it is really heavily dependent on internet, is there anyway of updating without the use of internet??


next on how to setup modem , i have installed a new modem and windows xp has picked it up and installed the drivers but linux i dont know?? is there any way to see the list of hardware connected on my computer in Linux (something like device manager on windows??))



guys please help


anxiously awaiting your replies

to check/set your DNS/nameserver settings do this


open a terminal (console)


type the following exactly


su -


then do this


vi /etc/resolv.conf


that will list the ip address of your nameserver, if it isnt in there then DNS won't work


to test if DNS is setup correctly then try the following




if that works (the ping) then you are successfully pinging one of google's servers,


now try pinging google itself




if that doesnt work and the ip address did, then DNS is not setup correctly.


lastly, verify that you actually have an ip




you should see something like this


Quote:[root@www ~]# ifconfigeth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:B0:D0:22:4F:E4

inet addr: Bcast: Mask:

inet6 addr: fe80::2b0:d0ff:fe22:4fe4/64 Scope:Link


RX packets:155431263 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:1 frame:0

TX packets:158103645 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:158103645

collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

RX bytes:209233606 (199.5 MiB) TX bytes:1551403035 (1.4 GiB)

Interrupt:193 Base address:0x8c00


lo Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr: Mask:

inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host


RX packets:698145 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:698145 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:749571089 (714.8 MiB) TX bytes:749571089 (714.8 MiB)

in the above example, eth0 is the 'network card', and lo is 'localhost'


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