#1. When I telnet into my linux server from my win9x or NT machine, more
often than not the text based menus for linuxconf and userconf are jumbled
into an unreadable/unusable mess. This of course makes managing the server a
real pain in the butt. Anyone have any ideas as to why this is and how to
solve it? I really don;t want to connect a monitor and such to the box just
to do occasional work.
Sometimes a I can see the menus just fine, and all is well and then I go in
to do some work, and boom, none of the lines line up, it like its not
reading carriage returns and what should start the next line is still on the
first line and so on. Like reading fixed length database records of 50
characters on a 72 character screen, only without the stairstep progression
down the page.
#2 I can't seem to get on the internet with my linux box. I can ping just
fine on my internal net work, but can't ping the outside world. Everything
is fine on the Windows boxes. I have a DSL connection, and for internet
testing, I used a legit Ip I have for the internet. No go. I really need to
understand what is wrong with it. Since I am new to Linux, I don't really
have a way of finding out what it is that is wrong with the setup. Can
someone guide me to some documents that makes sense in non-geek terms?
Point-by-point through the linuxconf network section would REALLY be nice.
Bear in mind, I am used to Windows NT for 99% of my internet work and the
terminology does not always, at least as far as I can see, translate to what
I think the linuxconf is asking.
I know what my IP is
I know my netmask
I know my gateway IP
I know DNS server IP's
I think I have inserted that info into the proper locations in linuxconf
but no go.