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Old 5th March 2009, 10:29
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i installed RHEL4 on my lenovo 3000 G410 laptop......
when i run the command "IFCONFIG " it is not displaying my MAC ID.......
is it that RHEL4 did not detect the ethernet port
please some one help me......

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Old 6th March 2009, 13:33
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Does ifconfig even show your network card, or only your loopback device (lo)?
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Old 7th March 2009, 18:10
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falko thankx a lot for ur timely reply......

i dont know what it is giving......
tis is wat i got when i gave the command......

Link encap:Local Loopback

inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0

inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host

UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1

RX packets:4072 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

TX packets:4072 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

collisions:0 txqueuelen:0

RX bytes:3472062 (3.3 MiB) TX bytes:3472062 (3.3 MiB)
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Old 8th March 2009, 15:59
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It shows your loopback device only. This probabyl means that the system did not recognize your ethernet card, probably because of a missing driver.

The easiest solution might be to use another distribution.
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Old 8th March 2009, 17:33
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falko.....i dont have tat chance....
i need to install some tool on my machine.......for which i needed rhel 3 r 4.....
if rhel4 could not detect........i guess tat rhel3 also cant do tis.....
is there any other alternative???????
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What about RHEL 5 or CentOS 5?
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How can I get my ethernet cable to work in my computer? I have a Dell 530S desktop and when we plug in an ethernet cable to connect to the internet it does not accept it. The internet does work when connected to the modem with the USB cable. Is their an easy solution for this?
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What do you mean "does not accept it"? Do you get any error messages? Do you use a router (with DHCP enabled)?
What's the output of
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ifconfig
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