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I just downloaded KNOPPIX on to a cd and loaded it correctly. However, I have verizon DSL and I'm not able to connect. I'm getting frustratted. I like the software ...
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    NEED HELP!!


    I just downloaded KNOPPIX on to a cd and loaded it correctly.
    However, I have verizon DSL and I'm not able to connect.

    I'm getting frustratted. I like the software very much.
    Why is it that linux is so difficult to set up? If it were easier it would blow windows away.
    So can someone help me figure this out. in laymans terms?
    Thanks alot

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    can you tell us what your modem is please.

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    need help

    I just changed from DSL to Cable.
    The cable modem that I have is a motarola

    I was sick of the slow speed of DSL.

    What is it that i have to do to use internet using linux??
    Thanks

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    with a cable modem it should pretty much do it all it self.
    BUT: there are a few acceptions to that rule.

    what kind of ethernet card do you have?
    has it been configured?
    open a terminal and type:
    "ifconfig eth0" as root user. and post what you see there.

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    How are you connecting the modem to the computer?
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    Re: NEED HELP!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rixr321

    I'm getting frustratted. I like the software very much.
    Why is it that linux is so difficult to set up? If it were easier it would blow windows away.
    So can someone help me figure this out. in laymans terms?
    Thanks alot
    Just to let you know it does blow windows away. It wont take long before you realize it.
    try this

    Code:
    netconfig
    or netconf
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
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