View Full Version : New to Ubuntu - Need help.

August 4th, 2005, 03:19 PM
Hello all! I installed Ubunto (5.04) on my laptop yesterday. It's my first time using an operating system other than MS.

Anyways, I think it is obvious that i'm running through some problems. For one, i know nothing about Linux and Ubuntu. I was hoping if i get some links to some good tutorials or books. The real problem however is that i don't know how to configure my ethernet on Linux (i'm still using XP :-| ). In device manager, i see that the network cards are identified, but when i press Network, the window doesn't appear.

Is there any information i should give so that i can get proper help?

August 4th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Well, since Ubuntu is Debian-based, the official Debian docs are always handy:

Of course, there's always TLDP (Linux Documentation Project (http://www.tldp.org)) with it's howto:

It also has an overview of networking on Linux:

Also, if you feel a little adventurous, you can just go with the raw docs - 'man':

$ man ifconfig

I hope that's a good starting point. If not, there's always Google (http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=network+config+debian&sourceid=mozilla-search&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official)!

August 5th, 2005, 11:17 AM
Also if you can give the output of 'ifconfig', that'd be handy.

August 6th, 2005, 03:53 PM
There are some programmes that i can't run. I click on them, the processor works, but they never open. One of them is the Root Terminal. I'll make a list of what's not working, and post it in a while. Thanks for all the help so far.