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pclinuxos, great but no ethernet conncetion


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fleamailman

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OK, true to my promise I am on kubuntu but on my other laptop I am trying out distros, this time it is pclinuxos

great distro, everything seems to be there upfront, but the only thing I can't seem to get right is the connection to the internet by lan cable, neither firefox nor konqueror will recognise the server, what should I do then?
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Onboard or Card NIC?

Make and model of mainboard if onbaord?
Make and model of Card if not?
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Go into the Administration Center, Hardware, Look at and Configure Hardware and see if the network device is there and what it says it is. Then run the Config tool to set it up.
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thanks tyger, think that is what I will do tonight but I will probably reinstall first to wipe the drive because this dual boot gives a windows failure which is probably due to my first failed attempt, and thanks tuxmaster for posting, it is an IBM thinkpad x30, all drivers working but I am trying this distro out because I see that it is way up there on the ratings and unlike kubuntu it has the nonsupported stuff like mp3 and DVD codexes preinstalled. What I am really looking for is distro that doesn't need ndiswrapper for the wifi connection or at least makes it easy for the user to get working.
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You may need an ndiswrapper for the card, but it is available and there is a list of supported cards. And there is a lot of support on the forum for anyone with problems.
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