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Hi, I have RH8 and I am using Gnome GUI trying to connect to a LAN hub which connects to a router which connects to a cable modem to the web. My other boxes are XP and all are fine on the network and web. At this point I just need to get to the Internet not communicate the win network. When I try to Activate I get the message Can't Activate. This is my latest effort - but its still not getting to the network. with ifconfig I have.. Line 1. Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:60 etc Line 2. ...

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    Default Why do I get 'Can't activate network card' ?


    Hi,

    I have RH8 and I am using Gnome GUI trying to connect to a LAN hub which
    connects to a router which connects to a cable modem to the web.

    My other boxes are XP and all are fine on the network and web. At this
    point I just need to get to the Internet not communicate the win network.

    When I try to Activate I get the message Can't Activate.

    This is my latest effort - but its still not getting to the network.

    with ifconfig I have..

    Line 1. Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr 00:60 etc
    Line 2. UP BROADCAST etc
    Line 3. RX Pack 1161 errors - rest are 0's
    Line 4. TX packs all 0's
    Line 5. Collisions 0's - TX eque 0's
    Line 6. RX bytes 143421 TX 0
    Line 7. Int 10 base o

    I also get a loopback congig which does give the inet address on the
    second line .. 127.0.01 Masl. 255.0.0.0. also UP LPPOP RUNNING


    With lspci I get the card..

    00:0d.0 Ethernet Controller: Realtek Semi Conductor Co .RTL-8139/ etc...

    lsmod I get..

    8139too -- I noticed this # is in the Realtek line.

    When I ping I get 'Network not reachable'

    I am lost here as I still cannot get to the network. I am missing
    something somewhere but have no clue where to go now.

    Rock Guest

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    Default Re: Why do I get 'Can't activate network card' ?

    Rock wrote:
     
    Don't use a GUI if you really want to make it work.
     

    Hmm, my 8139C tells me 00:40:4f:something. The first 3 bytes should be
    reserved per manufacturer/vendor, so make sure it's really a realtek.
     

    And no IP address here. What about "ifup eth0" and "ifconfig eth0" and
    "route"? I guess your router does DHCP, so your linux box should get its
    address and gateway and probably even DNS entries just like the windows
    boxen?
    Again I have to assume something .... that your router also does NAT, or
    your NIC is registered with your cable modem provider to receive a
    unique IP.

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    Default Re: Why do I get 'Can't activate network card' ?


    "Rock" <com> wrote in message news:com... 

    Please post the results of 'ifconfig -a' and 'route -n' unchanged.

    Tauno Voipio
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