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Old 11-01-2002, 04:27 PM   #1
illegalien
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eth1... failed; no link present. Check Link?


Hey,

My network just stopped working all of a sudden. When trying to start eth1, I get the following error:

%ifup eth1
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?

HERE'S THE CATCHER... I'm using a ORINOCO Gold wireless NIC... so I shouldn't have to worry about freakin cables, right!

Looking through the logs, the only bad thing I notice is "modprobe: insmod eth1 failed."


What could cause this problem and what can I do to diagnose the problem? I have to run Windows until I can figure this out so please let me know ANY suggestions you may have.

Thanks
 
Old 11-02-2002, 06:57 AM   #2
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The error indicates it is trying to load module eth1, which obviously doesn't exist. Usually people have aliases for this in /etc/modules.conf like this:
Code:
  alias eth1 ne2k-pci
Where ne2k-pci should of course be replaced by the name of the module for your network card.

But it's strange that things suddenly stopped working. Are you sure you didn't add another network card? That would maybe have moved the ORINOCO one to eth1. If this is the case, you should be able to find an alias for eth0 in /etc/modules.conf and all you need to do then is replace eth0 with eth1.

In any case, try loading modules by hand and see if they succeed. If one does, put an alias for it in /etc/modules.conf
 
Old 11-03-2002, 03:06 AM   #3
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The reason the wireless NIC is eth1 is because my laptop has an internal ethernet card (which is eth0)... which, by the way, does work when connected.


modules.conf shows
"alias eth1 wavelan"

root%> modprobe eth1
insmod eth1 failed...


so I changed the driver from wavelan to orinoco (alias eth1 orinoco) in modules.conf and that seemed to load correctly without errors.

%> modprobe eth1
%> ifup eth1
Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?


The only changes I've made to the system over the last two weeks are the standrad Mandrake security updates.

Any other suggestions? Thank you for your help.
 
Old 11-03-2002, 11:46 PM   #4
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the problem was caused by a "bugfix" update through MandrakeUpdate.

the culprit: initscripts-6.91-13.1mdk
 
  


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