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> Enabling Lan Access, access LAN using SuSE live eval
newbie111
post Feb 6 2004, 10:04 AM
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Hello everyone. I am considering switching to Linux, as Windows just plain sucks. I have been working with Windows and Macs for years, but I am complete Linux newbie. Mac OS X's terminal is what got me interested in Linux, so I decided to try it out. I downloaded the SuSE Live Eval, so I could try it out. I'm currently running it on a 1.5 Ghz Pentium 4 machine, 512 RD RAM, GeForce 2, etc. Anyway, I'm really impressed with the system so far, but I can't get it to access the network. I use a broadband connection over LAN. I can't find the panel to enter ip address, subnet mask, etc. I tried the "Network and Internet" module in Control Center, but I don't see anything. Could someone help point me in the right direction. I'd appreciate it.

It's hard to evaluate an OS if you can't use the network.
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post Feb 8 2004, 09:39 AM
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For someone new to Linux, I would recommend installing Webmin. It provides a gui interface to most system configuration files. It will make a lot of the system administration easier to get started at. It gives the added flexability to use a web browser to remotely configure the machine, when required. Hope this helps.


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post Feb 8 2004, 09:44 AM
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I haven't used SUSE live eval ... but in a normally SUSE install, you would use YAST to configure the network ...

I would try Knoppix if you can't get the SUSE Live eval working.


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