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xubuntu help – bennythebear



Posts: 1225
From: kentucky,usa
Registered: 12-13-2003
i've got xubuntu installed on a computer but i have a problem. my network isn't configured, and using the network manager and setting it up to use dhcp doesn't work. i don't really know what else to do since i'm new to linux. any help appreciated.

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Posts: 2220
From: New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Registered: 10-08-2004
well, I used to always get this same problem with Kubuntu. but installing Ubuntu, configuring the network, then installing KDE into Ubuntu always fixed
it. I'm not sure if that will work with Xubuntu. I'm checking now..

okay it will work. to do it, install Ubuntu. then just go into System-Administration-Networking. and set up your network. then go into Synaptic (in System-Administration-Synaptic) and download the xubuntu-desktop package. then, once it's downloaded and installed, log out. click the options button and go to Session Manager. change the session to either Xubuntu or Xcfe, and sign in. it'll ask you if you want to make Xubuntu the default session, and say yes. then you have a Xubuntu system with internet access. also you can sign into Ubuntu, which can have advantages.

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Posts: 2337
Registered: 02-01-2005
Could you give us a little more info on what card you are using and what your connection type is?

Also can you show me the output from /etc/init.d/net.eth0 (by typing sudo /etc/init.d/net.eth0 in a console).

If you can't find /etc/init.d/net.eth0, give me a call.

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Posts: 1345
From: Maesteg, Wales
Registered: 07-21-2001
I havent ever used k/x/ed/Ubuntu but in Slackware it's a case of downloading and compiling dhcpcd. Then go into /etc/rc.d and edit your rc.inet1 script. Add your local ip and netmask. It should look something similar to this basicly...

/sbin/ifconfig lo
/sbin/route add -net netmask lo

It's probably a lot more simple then that in Ubuntu. Scout out some tutorials, there must be a far few.

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