Configuring Linux is often a complicated process. If something goes wrong in an early stage and you don't realize it, it could become even more difficult to track down the problem. Before configuring the network settings, you should make sure that you have Linux running properly and that it recognizes your ethernet card. If you are having problems with Linux, http://www.redhat.com has documentation to help you.
This document will explain how to configure networking for Redhat Linux 9 using the redhat-config-network utility. If you'd like to configure your network settings using linuxconf, the information that you enter will be the same, but you will be using a different interface.
- You will need to be logged in as root to edit the network settings.
- Open the network configuration utility by typing redhat-config-network in an Xterm in X, or by selecting Network from System Tools in the KDE taskbar.
- The window should look something like this:
- Double-click on the device you want to configure. You may have only one device available, or you may have a LAN card and a wireless card (In this case, the LAN card is almost always eth0).
- The device configuration window will now appear. It should look something like the picture below.
- Make sure that 'Activate device when computer starts' is selected.
- Choose 'Automatically obtain IP address settings with:' and select "dhcp".
- Make sure "Automatically obtain DNS information from provider" is checked.
- Click 'Ok'.
- Go to the File menu and choose Save. A window should appear telling you that your changes have been saved, and you may want to restart the network and network services or restart the computer.
- If you are familiar with restarting network services under linux, you could do this; otherwise, you should just to restart the computer.
After this, your computer should be connected to the HMC network. If you have any problems, consult www.redhat.com or the documentation that came with Linux.
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