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    Copying the LiveCD internet configuration


    Hello, I am a new to Linux and after a few tries I got Gentoo working!
    The only problem I am having is that on the installed system the internet does not work .
    However it worked fine on the LiveCD so now I wounder if it'd be possible to simply copy the internet config from the LiveCD to my installed system?

    Thanks!

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    It is probably just a kernel module not getting loaded.

    Find out the correct kernel module to load for your network card and then modprobe it (if you used genkernel) or make sure it is either compiled in, or compiled as a module (if you built your own kernel).

    To find out the chipset of your network card, type "lspci" and post it so we can help.

    Also, make sure you have copied your resolv.conf over from the livecd correctly like it says in the installation documentation.

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    lspci says this:
    02:0c.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co. Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)

    Edit: found a guide on this, reading now

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    Looks like you probably need the "8139too" module.

    Just
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    modprobe 8139too
    and then
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    /etc/init.d/net.eth0 restart
    That should get you up and running if you built the driver as a module.

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    Built the driver as a module?
    I didn't do anything except installing, no compilation.

    But using "modprobe 8139too" command in the terminal should make it work?

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    hi Obbin !!!

    Built the driver as a module?
    I didn't do anything except installing, no compilation.
    But using "modprobe 8139too" command in the terminal should make it work?
    you are not going to build 'modules' with command.
    modprobe add or remove modules from kernel...

    $ modprobe 8139too will add this module... check man pages for modprobe
    $ man modprobe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obbin
    Built the driver as a module?
    I didn't do anything except installing, no compilation.

    But using "modprobe 8139too" command in the terminal should make it work?
    Didn't realize you used the graphical installer. If so, then you used genkernel, and built it as a module. You should be able to just "modprobe 8139too" and then "/etc/init.d/net.eth0 restart" to get your card working (if that is the module your network card uses) and you have your networking setup correctly (in /etc/conf.d/net).

    If you really want to stick with gentoo, then I recommend doing the install without the graphical installer, and going to http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/list.xml to read through a few things you are going to need to know. Gentoo doesn't offer gui tools to configure your system, so you are going to need to know where things are, and how to configure them manually.

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    Yeah, I want too.
    I'll read that and see if I can get things going like I want too

    The reason I want to fully swich to Linux is that I had too much problem with Windows. For example Windows not offering a good and simple metood of dropping packets based on data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obbin
    Yeah, I want too.
    I'll read that and see if I can get things going like I want too

    The reason I want to fully swich to Linux is that I had too much problem with Windows. For example Windows not offering a good and simple metood of dropping packets based on data.
    I understand your dislikes with windows, but you have started on one of the more advanced distributions out there. If this is your first time on Linux, I would recommend trying out Ubuntu. It is simple to setup, and easy to use.

    If you do like gentoo, then by all means stay with it and learn as much as you can. You will be ahead in the game by doing that. It will just take time.

    I just posted a lot of help links and tutorials here on the boards. Look for my post, and that should get you started. Most of them are gentoo specific though.

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