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Old 11-03-2003, 02:26 PM   #1
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Soyo p4-IS2 motherboard problems with LAN card


Hi,
I have a PC at home with P4-IS2 motherboard(i845 chipset), 1.6Ghz Intel CPU. I had Windows2000 installed on it for a while and everything works fine without any issues.

Now I am using it in dual mode with both Linux and Windows installed in 2 diff. partitions.
When I boot it in Windows mode, I can connect to internet from my computer.
From Linux I can't. I always get the error "Determining IP information for eth0: failed". I am trying to connect using DHCP.

I have tried 3 different LAN cards from Netgear, D-LInk, Intel.. In windows
all work, for Linux ( RH 7.1/9, Mandrake 9) all of these cards are recognised and a suitable driver seems to be loaded for them. But they can't connect to network.

I have looked at it from networking perspective and it seems it should be
straight forward to connect using DHCP and I have tried different things.

Now I was wondering whether there could be any problems with the motherboard support. Now since all the LAN cards are recognized and drivers seem to be loaded properly, so these signs are that motherboard is working fine.
But I remember having to load Drivers in Windows case for this motherboard, but there are no drivers provided for Linux and there is no
support from SOYO for Linux.

Did any of you have LAN cards working on a computer with SOYO P4-IS2 motherboard?


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Old 11-03-2003, 03:26 PM   #2
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First off, which distro are you using? Different distro's come with different network configuration utilities, many of which can help get the card up and running.

As for the rest, as long as the correct driver is loaded then it should DHCP fine.
Is it possible that you have the firewall set to shut off all ports, and maybe the DHCP response is being killed at the firewall?

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Old 11-04-2003, 01:41 PM   #3
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I am using RedHat 7.1.
My cable provider is Comcast.

I am configuring it as DHCP, but my computer is not able to get the IP
address. The dhcp server doesn't respond or dhcp client request doesn't
reach the server.

Is there any way I can just connect two local machines or something like that and verify atleast that my networking hardware is working fine?

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Old 11-04-2003, 01:42 PM   #4
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Also I have not set any firewall.. so I guess the ports being disabled by
firewall is out of question.
 
  


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