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Old 10-14-2004, 04:29 AM   #1
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plugged in lan cable, still "not connected'' message shows SOLVED


Hello everybody
I'm a total newbie at linux, so maybe this can be solved very easily .
I've installed Mandrake 10.1 community on my laptop, next to the winXP that was already installed on it. Windows is able to connect to the LAN and internet (through a sitecom DC-207 Router), however when I start mandrake, an icon appears in the taskbar saying 'not connected'. I've tried to set up a LAN-connection using the Mandrake control center, using DHCP, however this didn't work either. My laptop has got an onboard network card: VIA Rhine II 10/100, this card is installed properly (as far as I can tell). The weird thing is; mandrake has automatically found out what my dns-addresses are :S. I've turned off my firewall.

I tried to search for a simular thread, but couldn't find it.

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Old 10-14-2004, 04:35 AM   #2
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verify that your card is properly installed :

/sbin/ifconfig -a #should list all of your cards

it should be something like eth0 I think

then try :

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 up

and then again:

/sbin/ifconfig

you should see something like that :
eth0 Lien encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:11:2F:71:C6:31
adr inet6: fe80::211:2fff:fe71:c631/64 Scope:Lien
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:127691 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1381 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 lg file transmission:1000
RX bytes:10296580 (9.8 MiB) TX bytes:123134 (120.2 KiB)
Interruption:209 Mémoire:feafc000-0

lo Lien encap:Boucle locale
inet adr:127.0.0.1 Masque:255.0.0.0
adr inet6: ::1/128 Scope:Hôte
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:4061531 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4061531 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 lg file transmission:0
RX bytes:348952164 (332.7 MiB) TX bytes:348952164 (332.7 MiB)


then juste enter the command:

dhcpcd eth0

which should contact your dhcp server and then give you an ip etc....
 
Old 10-14-2004, 04:39 AM   #3
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Check the output of the ifconfig command to see if the laptop is getting an IP address from the router

/sbin/ifconfig

When you used the MCC did you set the gateway address to the IP address of the router?

Check the output of the route command.

/sbin/route
 
Old 10-14-2004, 08:30 AM   #4
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This is the output of ifconfig:
Link encap:Ethernet HW addr 00:03:0D:14:66:8B
inet6 addr: fe80::203:dff:fe14:668b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:2 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B ) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B )
Interrupt:3 Base address:0xd400

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:243 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:243 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:17972 (17.5 Kb) TX bytes:17972 (17.5 Kb)

/sbin/route gives:
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmark Flags Metric Ref Use Iface

dhcp eth0 gives:
/etc/dhcpcd/dhcpcd.exe: Line 27: .: filename argument required
.: usage: . filename

still... nothing's working, can you please help me out some more? tnx
 
Old 10-14-2004, 08:33 AM   #5
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btw, I've checked HardDrake, my card is installed properly and I've just entered the gateway address, still no response
 
Old 10-14-2004, 11:56 AM   #6
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I've disabled ACPI, after restarting the laptop, the network worked fine. I haven't got a clue why, but I guess it's ok

Thanks for your help
 
  


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