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Old 08-17-2003, 11:48 PM   #1
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Help me fix this simple network config problem!


Here is my problem. I am running Mandrake 9.0 and every time I start the computer I can't connect to the internet. This is what I have been doing to fix it. I will run the Mandrake Control Center and redo the network profile and then when it restarts my network everything seems fine.

Then when I start my computer again I have the same problem until I do the above fix. I'm not sure what is causing this problem. It may be related to the fact that I used to have a different network card before I switched over the Realtek I have now. So it may be loading the driver for the old card when it boots but I'm just guessing.

What should I do?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 12:05 AM   #2
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Look through the boot logs. /var/log/boot

and look for stuff relating to your network card, I pressume where talking about broadband if where going through a network card?

so look for stuff relating too DHCP etc..
 
Old 08-18-2003, 03:47 AM   #3
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So I looked there and saw a boot.log but I could not figure out a program to open it up with. I tried kword but it refused to open it.
 
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DId it say it didn't have permission?
 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:27 PM   #5
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It said I didn't have permission so I rebooted into root and could not figure out what to open it with.
 
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Try Kedit
 
Old 08-22-2003, 03:59 AM   #7
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I don't think kedit is on my system. Is there anything else I could use?
 
Old 08-22-2003, 04:07 AM   #8
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I finally got the boot log open with kwrite...I was looking through it and this is what I saw relating to the network card...

Aug 21 23:05:26 mandrake ifup: natsemi device does not seem to be present, delaying eth0 initialization.
 
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Its seems to be an incorrect driver or similar. What type of card is it?
 
  


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