results of my try.
klewellen at shellworld.net
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:
> 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.
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