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I just installed my very first Linux distro using mandrake 10.1 (i downloaded it from this site) on a 40 gb hdd with a dual boot with xp. All devices are normally detected and functioning normally under xp, but under mandrake the lan card (Realtek RTK-8029 AS PCI Ethernet Adapter) seems to be detected but not working. It appeared that mandrake failed to bring up the lan card. Also, the mouse also stopped working under that.
I appreciate very much any help. Thank you in advance.
the machine is connected in a lan environment. the eth0 is detected as shown during installation but there is an indication like this during boot "failed to bring up eth0". can't even ping the network server. the ifconfig command does not work.
this topic is old, but it is almost word-for-word my google search.
mandrake is detecting a realtek RTL-8139, but its not working.
im using cable internet with a broadband router, posting with my xp, and this (mandrake community 10.1) is the first distro of linux ive attempted to use persistantly.. knoppix used KDE, which demanded too much for the win98 im attempting to change over, and archlinux was much too complicated for me to learn.
basically just trying distros which have low-resource desktop environments, or are easy to start with.. i wouldnt bother anyone for help, but i cant reinstall windows on that pc with mandrake's failsafe, bootup, whatever ... any advice is welcome here
When in xp, check the machineīs ip with the command 'ipconfig' in the command prompt. I had a strange issue with a mandriva 2006 machine, where it lost connection with the internet frquently. The ip was like 10.0.0.x. I changed the lan ip on the d-link router to 192.168.0.x and the problem was gone. If you happen to have 10.0.0.x ipīs, it would be the case to check if changing it would solve the problem.
i wouldnt bother anyone for help, but i cant reinstall windows on that pc with mandrake's failsafe, bootup, whatever ... any advice is welcome here
i cant enter ipconfig, i cant even enter console, and ifconfig, but if the machine ip is unchanged, its 192.168.10.1 still. if mandrake changed it i wouldnt know. have the empty shell of an os here, i installed disk one and a browser from disc 2 before finding that it wasnt going to support the device.. same happened with knoppix. linux isnt supporting any of my network devices.. would like to have seen that on the disclaimer... i keep hearing 'linux is hard, you have to learn stuff, whine whine whine blah blah blah, but the only problems im seeing are unsupported hardware, all over the place.
the sofware on this isnt really functioning just icewm, firefox isnt starting up, console wont start, now i just want to wipe the pc, and dont know how with this os.