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    Slackware + Fluxbox + no internet connection


    Hey,

    I gave up on Crux, couldn't get it working. Decided to go with Slackware which was surprisingly easy to get up and running.

    I am using Fluxbox, and I have no internet for some reason. When I was running Ubuntu with Gnome and then xfce I had no problem, didn't even have to do any configuration.

    Any ideas how I can deal with this?

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    OK it's not just Fluxbox, switched to KDE and not internet either

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    Hi there.

    Is this an issue with wired connectivity, wireless or both?
    This link here is for wireless connection, but it can be used for troubleshooting wired, as well.
    Read through it, and post back here with the requested info.
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    Post output

    Code:
    ifconfig -a

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    Hi there.

    Is this an issue with wired connectivity, wireless or both?
    This link here[/URL] is for wireless connection, but it can be used for troubleshooting wired, as well.
    Read through it, and post back here with the requested info.
    It's wired. As I don't have an internet connection on the machine it could be difficult to post the output but I will see what I can do tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caravel View Post
    Post output

    Code:
    ifconfig -a
    Hey. This is quite worrying but I am getting an error that this command doesn't exist, anybody know why that could be?

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    /sbin might not be in your default path. Try /sbin/ifconfig -a.
    As far as having no connection to post back the replies, you can save the output of the commands as a .txt file.
    If you have a flash drive, you can easily transfer that file to another computer to post here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    /sbin might not be in your default path. Try /sbin/ifconfig -a.
    As far as having no connection to post back the replies, you can save the output of the commands as a .txt file.
    If you have a flash drive, you can easily transfer that file to another computer to post here.
    OK I added /sbin to my default path so that's working.

    Now I am having trouble mounting my usb drive, it's one thing after the next.

    I tried (can't post the link), but when I try mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbkey and then sda 2 - 10 I get device does not exist.

    Thanks for the help

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    Here's what I am trying for the usb drive:

    Open a console window (under KDE is called konsole)
    Login as root: type su and enter the password
    Change directory: cd /mnt
    Create a new directory: mkdir usbkey (if not exists)
    Try to mount your USB-key: mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbkey
    If it doesn't works you may try another device (e.g. /dev/sda2)
    If it works you can list the files in the key: ls /mnt/usbkey
    Unmount the device: umount /mnt/usbkey
    Open for edit the file /etc/fstab with a text-editor
    Add this line: /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbkey vfat noauto,users,rw,umask=0 0 0
    Save and close the file
    Leave the root user: press CTRL+D or enter the command exit
    Now you can mount the key from your account: mount /mnt/usbkey
    For unmounting the key: umount /mnt/usbkey

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    You USB key is most likely named sdb1. That's what my drive is on Slack. So, as root:
    1. mkdir /mnt/sdb1
    2. mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1
    3. Transfer file to USB drive using cp or mv
    4. umount /dev/sdb1
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