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I just installed Mandrake 9.2 today, and everything went well except for getting connected to the Internet.
I have a Linksys external cable modem, currently connected via USB. I also have an ethernet cable for it, but there's no place for me to plug this in on my computer (I'm looking into a proper Ethernet card for this...any recommendations for a good one?).
I also have a backup dial-up modem in this machine, but I can't even get that to work (I've been all over the Network section of Mandrake Control Center, but nothing I do works).
Then, I'm further confused by this...
When I'm in MCC, I looked at the detected hardware, and saw these:
Vendor: Silicon Integrated Systems
Bus Identification: 1039:900:1043:80a7
Location on the Bus: 0:4:0
Description: SiS900 10/100 Ethernet
Media Class: NETWORK_ETHERNET
Then, it also detects this:
Vendor: USB Ethernet [pegasus]
Media Class: Interface|Default
At this point, and until I get a proper Ethernet card for my modem to connect to (instead of the USB port), I'd be really happy just to get the dialup working. When I try to configure the dialup, then click on "connect", I get a lot of these in the console (never ending stream of them, it seems):
kid exited -1 at /usr/lib/libDrakX/network/tools.pm line 180
(I get the very same thing when I try to configure/connect the cable)
Also, under the LAN configuration, it shows eth1, no IP, dhcp, and under "State", it always says "down".
I wish there were a way for me to copy/paste the full details of what I'm seeing in the console, but since I don't have a connection when I'm in Mandrake, I can only post my questions from Windows. And naturally, I can only boot into one or the other, so I can't copy/paste things between the two.
Anyway...if anyone has *any* ideas for me to try, I'll be very happy to hear about them.
I understand that Linux doesn't support USB network feeds; I couldn't get Redhat 7.3 to do it at all. Best suggestion I got was to install an Ethernet NIC. I had a bunch of 10 base T cards laying around anyway. Brand doesn't really seem to matter. Ask a friend if they have any old ones lying around. If you can't get one that way, go buy one. They are cheap.
It won't do you any good to get a 100 base TX or a gigabit Ethernet NIC; your internet connection isn't that fast anyway. But, you wont find any 10mb NICs in stores anymore.