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Today I installed Arch Linux on my laptop. Everything seems to work okay, except Internet access.

I have tons of tutorials, nothing works. When I type ping it returns

unknown host

My whole rc.conf file:

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we might need some more information, like your dns settings, is your networkcard installed and enabled, your eth0 settings, can you reach other devices on your network. etc – Green Black Feb 22 '13 at 21:31
1. How to install and enable ntework card. 2. Where to find eth0 setting and stuff. 3. I am compleate newwbie to arch, used to fedora, dont know anything about this :// – karlis Feb 22 '13 at 21:32
Its suicide... Want to get arch working ! – karlis Feb 22 '13 at 21:38
This is simply not enough information, and because this is not a forum site, we can't walk you through all the steps you don't know how to do. Try more googling, or a forum. – Kazark Feb 22 '13 at 21:58
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Take a look at the Beginners Guide on How to establish a network connection in the arch wiki Arch Wiki Beginners Guide.

Arch uses systemd, while initscripts as rc.conf are deprecated and no longer used.

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°Tryed it 1000 tiems, not workingm i will try to reisntall arch and configure net in installation, will give feedback ! – karlis Feb 22 '13 at 21:51

As already mentioned, rc.conf is deprecated. I think your issue is around incorrectly setting up eth0 as your network interface. You probably want to check out this thread in addition to the Beginners Guide mentioned.

Specifically check how your interface is mapped when you run 'ip link'. It may not be eth0!

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