Thx for following the thread, lucky21. I managed to fix it after looking over a few network threads in this forum. My routing table is now:
[n00b@thinkpad ~]$ netstat -r
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
link-local * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
default 192.168.0.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
I ended up amending the following files:
and rebooted. It worked (I'm typing from it), but when I open:
they're both completely blank. Only /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices
/ifcfg-eth0 has the abovementioned configuration listed in it.
This begs the questions:
1. What do:
actually do; and
2. Why are they blanked out/cleared when I shutdown and reboot?
Finally, as an experienced linux user but a Fedora n00b, I would just like to say that failure to connect to the internet is a problem that needs to be remedied ASAP if Fedora is going to attract more users. The fact that I (an experienced linux user) got into this position - and then got out of it by a combination of knowing what things to look for in the forums, finding those things and then making the necessary changes at the command line - is a screaming advertisement for either making NetworkManager "bullet-proof" or, at least, having some documentation freely available on the Fedora site about configuring network connections. I looked in the documentation section at www.fedoraproject.org
and could not find a thing about configuring a faulty internet connection - everything is written under the assumption you're already connected to the internet. If the Fedora Project won't do the latter, then I will- just as soon as I know enough about how Fedora works including having answers for the above two questions. On the plus side, I DO like Fedora's interface. The fonts, in particular, are the best I've seen on any default linux install. Despite the networking hiccup, I'm looking forward to learning more about Fedora.