Just want a working internet connection...
hi, im totaly new to linux and having problems connecting to the internet. this is my set up (i have DSL):
Phone Jack--> DSL Modem --> 5 Port Switch --> Linux Box + Other Boxes
i really just want my linux box to have an open internet connection (my dsl modem is always connected), i am running Mandrake 10.1. when i rebooted my comp i hit ESC to see the text stuff, all of em were OK cept one which was for my sound, (i have intergrated and will download the driver from nvidia hence i have an internet connection ;) ) i did this cuz i googled around and sum where it said mandrake connects u automaticly, if u don't have it working then there should be a FAILED infront of sumthing pertaing to the netowork device. i checked in the settings area, my intergrated gigabit lan is recignized, so is the extra Realtekl nic i threw onto a free PCI cuz i saw the exact driver for the nic i had laying around. the ethernet is connected to the NIC.