Network Configuration

Depending on whether you wish to use the newly installed system on LAN or Internet, modify the following files.

Open a command Terminal from Applications > Accessories > Terminal

Execute following commands,




apt-get install gedit

sudo gedit /etc/hosts


Enter the IP Address and Fully Qualified Domain Name


2) sudo gedit /etc/hostname

Enter the hostname of your system without domain name


3) In System --> Preferences -> Network Connections

Choose DHCP or Enter Static IP Number, subnet mask and gateway information


4) Restart networking    /etc/init.d/networking restart


Information Courtesy: Dr. A.R.D. Prasad