Help Me To Access Internet AND Get Away From M$ Windows!
Posted on 2001-09-09
I am a Linux newbie and have just installed eDesktop 2.4 from Caldera's OpenLinux. My machine is an eMachine i366 with 96meg RAM. In Windows I am connected to cable through an ethernet network card (using DHCP).
My problem is when I open up Netscape and try to go to an internet site, it gives me an error message that says, "Warning: the following hosts are unknown:
From Webmin I was able to establish the following:
1. There is no PPP account.
2. There is no DHCP server.
My default server name in my Linux machine is MyName.nodomain.nowhere.
When I typed ifconfig, I got:
Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UPLOOKBACK RUNNING MTU:3924 METRIC:1
I don't know a lot about networking and even less when it's in Linux.
Please help and thanks!