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First off, yesterday was my first day with GNU/linux. I never touched the insides of it before this, so my knowledge is minimal. So when installing Arch Linux, everything goes ...
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- 03-16-2012 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2012
Installing Arch, but can't connect to network eth0 or eth1
So when installing Arch Linux, everything goes fine until I try and ping a server to see if my network works. The ping doesn't work, When I use the ip addr command it shows that I have the localhost, eth0 and eth1. Both eth0 and eth1 say they are down.
After a lot of frustration and trying to research the problem. I caved in and went with a more straight forward install with mint.
In mint, I checked to see what the network says
Wired Network (Intel 82579V Gigabit)
Wired Network (Realtek RTL8111/81685 PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller)
So I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out with solving this? I followed their beginner wiki multiple times and still no luck.
(I would have posted this on their forum but I didn't know the security question [date -u +%W$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'"?(Required)] hahah)
Thanks a lot!
edit, after some looking. Mint uses "network manager" would this help arch finding my network a little better?
- 03-16-2012 #2
Hi, clandest. Welcome to LinuxForums!
I don't use Arch, but take a look here for now.
Meanwhile, hang in there. We have several Arch users who may chime in with more detailed information for you.
- 03-18-2012 #3
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- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
What kernel version is Arch running? It may be that it doesn't support your NICs, although most Intel chip sets have been well supported for a long time. If the chip set is very new, and the kernel is old, then that may be the problem. Mint is Ubuntu/Debian based and very up-to-date kernel/driver-wise. What is the output of the command "ifconfig -a", for both operating systems?Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
- 03-20-2012 #4
- Join Date
- Dec 2006
what is the output of ifconfig command?