Google has only told me that connecting to the net in Fedora Core 2 should be a relatively simple task on this machine, and that the ethernet adaptor should work out of the box for kernel versions 2.6.x.
Well, I'm using 2.6.5, and FC2 recognizes the ethernet hardware as a bcm4401. I'm using dhcp and automatically querying for dns info. However, should I unplug my windows box from the cable modem and plug in the linux machine, eth0 won't activate; it just times out trying to get its IP. This happened when I plugged it in to an ethernet port in the lab, too.
I guess I'm missing something really obvious... any help is appreciated though. Sorry if this is a stupid problem or in the wrong forum.