Re: Newbie --Admin access problem on KDE... HELP!!
> >>>>Hi all,
> >>>>I'm a relative newbie who's been using the debian sarge. I recently
> >>>>have been trying to install kubuntu on my friends laptop. She wants
> >>>>to use linux as a primary system (she doesn't like micro$oft).
> >>>>Anyway, when I was installing kubuntu off a disc, the network
> >>>>connections did not set up properly.
> >What I'm having trouble with is that since the network is down, I am
> >trying to see if I can get it going.
> >The problem is that the stuff I do understand to do (or can sorta
> >figure out), doesn't seem to work. And the other stuff, doesn't tell
> >me enough to do anything with. I'm a newbie, so telling me to change
> >this file to this, without telling me where or how to do so is
> >>Oliver Elphick wrote:
> >>>Now type
> >>> ifconfig
> >>>which will show you what network connections there are. There should
> >>>always be one called "lo", which is the loopback interface (for the
> >>>machine to talk to itself. If that is the only one, you need to set up
> >>>the network connection; unfortunately, just what you need to do to
> >>>accomplish that depends on what went wrong.
> >So I did that, and this is what I see:
> >lo Link encap:Local Loopback
> > inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
> > inet 6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
> > UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
> > RX packets:16 errors:0 dropped :0 overruns:0 frame:0
> > TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped :0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> > collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
> > RX bytes:1264 (1.2 KiB) TX bytes:1264 (1.2 KiB)
> >So I need network connection, right? How do I do that?
> > Instead, I see [in /etc/network/interfaces]:
> ># This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
> ># and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
> ># The loopback network interface
> >auto lo
> >iface lo inet loopback
> >#This is a list of hotpluggable network interfaces.
> ># They will be activated automatically by the hotplug subsystem.
> >mapping hotplug
> > script grep
> > map eth0
> >>For DHCP, the stanza would like like this:
> >>auto eth0
> >>iface eth0 inet auto
> >>I would suggest using the Debian init script:
> >>/etc/init.d/networking restart
> >>You might also run "lspci" to make sure the NIC is being identified; if
> >>it says "unknown device" or something similar, you may be up a creek
> >>without a paddle. Did Kubuntu work with the network when run as a LiveCD
> >>rather than as a hard drive installation?
> >Not sure how to run "lspci"...
> >thanks for all the help guys.
> At a command prompt, type "lspci" and then press the Enter key. You'll
> see stuff like this:
> enjae[westk]:/home/westk> lspci
> 0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 [IGD4-1P]
> System Controller (rev 12)
> 0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] AMD-760 [IGD4-1P]
> AGP Bridge
> 0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super
> South] (rev 40)
> 0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc.
> VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
> 0000:00:07.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB
> 1.1 Controller (rev 16)
> 0000:00:07.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB
> 1.1 Controller (rev 16)
> 0000:00:07.4 SMBus: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI]
> (rev 40)
> 0000:00:07.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
> VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
> 0000:00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX
> (rev 20)
> 0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128
> PF/PRO AGP 4x TMDS
> Notice that my ethernet controller is a "Lite-On" LNE100TX.
> What is yours?
Ok, i got two responces... so I'll respond to this one first since its
the easier/quicker of the two. The particular line reads
0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905C-TX/TX-M
[Tornado] (rev 78)
So it is a 3Com 3c905C-TX/TX-M ethernet controller.