First off thank all of you for being such a helpful and inspiring community.
I've been trying to get my NIC card configured all day today. I'm running a Dell Dimension XPS R450 with Mandrake 10. I'm trying to set up a new connection with a 3Com 3c905 100BaseTX [Boomerang] ethernet card using the 3c59x driver.
My problem is, after installing a new lan connection, it'll say:
Shutting down interface eth0: [ok]
Sutting down loopback interface: [ok]
Setting network parameters: [ok]
Bringing up loopback interface: [ok]
Bringing up interface eth0: [FAILED]
when I check the message file in /var/log/ i find the following correlating to my Ethernet card:
localhost ifplugd(eth0): ifplugd 0.21binitializing.
localhost ifplugd(eth0): Using interface eth0/00:60:97:AF:FE:CD with driver <3c59x> (version: LK1.1.19)
localhost ifplugd(eth0): Using detection mode: SIOCGMIIPHY
localhost ifplugd(eth0): Initialization complete, link beat not detected.
localhost network: Bringing up interface eth0: failed
I really don't know where to go from here..
thanks for your time and help..