results of my try.

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Wed Jan 28 01:13:07 UTC 2015

Hi all,
here is what happened when seeking the ip address.
Let me explain how I set up the machine.
before even booting I put the dsl cable I am using now to send
this message into the linux box, keeping it connected to my
modem/rooter  as usual.
Because  we were pressed for time,  after letting speakup start,
and entering my username, Karen, and my password, I simply used
the print screen key to  silence speakup.
the error message we got is below.
I saw karen at suburst:~s and there was no other place to type so
after karen at sunburst:~s I typed /sbin/ifconfig eth0 as instructed
the message we got was:  eth0: error fetching interface
information: Device not Found

We tried the step more than once to be sure.
let me add that typing shutdown -h  also produced an error, so I
simply turned off the machine after restoring speakup.
The Ethernet card was in the computer before the hard drive
containing Debian was installed, so was the rest of the hardware
Linux identified.

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