results of my try.

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Wed Jan 28 16:34:31 UTC 2015

I believe I have made it very clear how much experimentation is possible 
in prior discussions.
I followed Tim's directions, there are  the results.

On Wed, 28 Jan 2015, Willem van der Walt wrote:

> Hi,
> As root, do:
> ifconfig and check which interfaces show up.  Your ethernet might be picked 
> up as another interface, e.g. eth1.
> You should simply first test by pinging your router.
> HTH, Willem
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2015, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>>  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.
>>  thoughts?
>>  Karen
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