I am trying to set up a static IP address on a media center computer that has Mint installed. I tried using the GUI by right clicking on the network daemon, but that didn't change anything (I probably did this wrong, as I am a Linux noob). Then I tried using the terminal to edit the file buy using the command "sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces". I used these instructions for that. (http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/howto-ubu ... ation.html
Now I can't connect to the Internet on that pc. I even tried to set everything back to the way it was, but it still won't work.
When I do and ifconfig all this is all it shows:
lo 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:120 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:120 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:8760 (8.7 KB) TX bytes:8760 (8.7 KB)
I know that there is supposed to be a section above that, that starts with "etho0".
If anyone can help, I would really appreciate it. I really don't want to have to go through the install process for Mint, Mythtv and Boxee again, if I can avoid it.