I have a Surecom EP 320X-si NIC card. Which I now have sort of working!.

I am using a cable modem for the WEB, which uses DHCP for the ip@.

I don't get an ip@ until, i use the dhclient eth0 command.

Once i do this, i get a ip@.

However, once I have done this, I can no longer launch any programs, so I must make sure my web browser is open before I use this command. If my web browser is open, I can surf away happily.

When I try to launch a program, for example nautilus, I get this error:-

[root@localhost root]# nautilus
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

(nautilus:1215): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0

Also when I boot up, I get this error:-

network: Setting network parameters: suceeded
network: Bringing up loopback interface: suceeded
ifup: Determining IP information for eth0...
ifup: failed, no link present. Check cable?
network: Bringing up interface eth0: failed

Any Ideas?

I am a newbie to Linux so please don't be too technical!!!! ???

My Machine is a Athlon 1400ghz and I am using the configs "kernel-2.4.18-athlon.config" modified to include fealnx.o"