I am a complete newbie to all things Linux, but have decided to dive in and give it a go (fed up with Microsoft!).
After a bit of a look, and getting confused as to what to go for (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Gobuntu or Xubuntu?!?), I finally settled on Ubuntu Desktop, which I now have installed.
Next... I have a five station network at home, of which the Ubuntu Desktop machine is one. The other four machines are all running Windows, all peer-to-peer.
Now... My primary machine in the house has a modem/router connected to it, and serves as the internet server.
I have a cable in Port 2 of this router, which runs outside to the sleepout and terminates in a second router. There are two machines in the sleepout connected to this router, plus a cable connected to Port 3 of this router which runs to my workshop, and terminates in a third router. This router connects to two computers, of which the Ubuntu machine is one.
Confused.... I hope not.
Finally... I have the Ubuntu machine connected to the network, and seems quite happy to talk to the other machines, although I still haven't quite figured out how to the others to talk to it, but that's a separate issue.
Despite several attempts and checking online at various sources, I have NOT been able to get the Ubuntu machine to connect to the internet.
None of the others have a problem.
I'm quite sure that it's just a matter of my own ignorance and inexperience, but I'm kind of hoping someone out there might be able to help with some ideas or suggestions.
To cut a long story short.... HHHHHEEEEELLLLPPPP!!!!! I'm stuck.
Looking forward to a reply,