I've got an old eMachine 533id2 running Fedora Core 3 (Workstation Install) as of yesterday. During the installation, it detected the Network card properly as:
3Com 3c905b 100BaseTX [Cyclone]
(a stand-alone PCI NIC)
Once the installation completed and the desktop is loaded, there is no internet access.
The NIC is listed in the Network Settings panel under "Hardware
", but it says the IRQ is unknown and all other fields on that tab are empty.
On the "Devices
" tab of Network Settings, it shows the Ethernet profile as inactive. Attempting to activate it fails. I have removed it from the listing and added it back again using the Internet Connection Wizard without success.
I also notice that during boot-up, FC3 hangs while trying to determine the IP address for Eth0.
I'm on Telus DSL (DHCP) in British Columbia, trying to connect to the internet through my SMC hardware router (though I've tried a direct connection as well) and I chose not
to enable the FC3 firewall during setup, so that shouldn't be the cause.
Although I'm a complete linux newb (1 day), I have years of hardware experience for PC's and Windows-based software. I'm hoping to dive head-first into Linux and abandon Windows once and for all, but I GOTTA have internet access before I can do that.
I've searched through these forums and Google Linux
, but I haven't found a solution yet.
Also, I've seen references to running the 'ifconfig' tool, but when I open the terminal in GNOME it tells me there is no command by that name. Am I missing something obvious?
Any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated!