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Old 04-04-2004, 08:54 PM   #1
Aeion
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Angry Connectivity in Fedora


I've recently installed Fedora Core 1 with very little experience in linux. My specs are:
AthlonXP 2100+
KD7-RAID
Radeon9700
using KDE


I'm trying to connect thru a DSL modem (Speedstream 5100) to the SBC Yahoo network.

here are my symptoms:

My bootloader (? interface before i can log in) hangs when trying to initialize my ethernet card "eth0"
here is what i get from that:
________________

Bringing up loopback....OK
Bringing up interface eth0:
Determining IP information...FAILED

Bringing up interface ppp0: ./ifup: configuration for ppp0 no found
usage: ifup <device name>

_________________
on a side note smartd also fails


i also got this once when i was trying to "Activate" the dsl connection i made in "Network":
/sbin/adst-start: line 215: 5166 terminated $CONNECT "$@" > /dev/null 2>&1


things i've done to try to fix it:
1. i got and compiled a driver "rhinefet.0" and placed it in
lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/kernel/drivers/net
then changed module.conf alias to rhinefet from the old
then rebooted then ran "insmod rhinefet". This heeded no results.

2. created and recreated network devices(Ethernet & xDSL) under "Network"



other than that assume i've done nothing else and know nothing else
so i'll probably need everything spelled out to me.
is there something that i don't know about that i have to do to initialize ethernet cards?

a few other quick questions
1. when you download an application, why are there dashes in the version? what do they mean?
2. how do i make a script or where do i put a command to mount my hard drives automaticaly


thanks in advance for any help
Aeion

Last edited by Aeion; 04-04-2004 at 09:01 PM.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:07 PM   #2
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QUESTION 1

Your ethernet card is looking to gain its IP though DHCP. To fix this go to

"main menu" --> "system tools" --> "network device control"

then click configure, then click edit

click on the the static IP rather than the DHCP radio button. Give it an IP like

192.168.1.1

and a subnet mask like

255.255.255.0

that will fix the problem.


QUESTION 2
The dashes in the version indicate different revisions of the application. The most important is the first number (the greater the number the newer the version), followed by each successive number.

for example if you downloaded an application like

Apache-1.2.4.i386.rpm

and you had installed on you system

Apach-1.2.3..i386.rpm

you would not need the one you downloaded because the one on your system is newer

QUESION 3

Your harddrive will automatically mount!!!

If you have other hard drives you want to mount though you can put them in /etc/fstab
 
Old 04-04-2004, 11:48 PM   #3
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II

for example if you downloaded an application like

Apache-1.2.4.i386.rpm

and you had installed on you system

Apach-1.2.3..i386.rpm



you wouldn't want the newer version 1.2.4?
what does i386 mean?




what commands do i use in fstab?
i tried it with
mount /dev/hde1 /g
but what else do i have to put behind it and what do these things mean?

going to disconnect this comp now and give the internet solution a go
thanks a lot
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:04 AM   #4
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no dice....

i tried that on both connections
the Ethernet and the xDSL one

it seems to have helped the Ethernet one
but the xDSL one sill gives me the ifup error @ boot
any other suggestsions?
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:35 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Aeion
II

for example if you downloaded an application like

Apache-1.2.4.i386.rpm

and you had installed on you system

Apach-1.2.3..i386.rpm

sorry yes you would want the newer one.

i386 is the archetecture, most probable if you had a newer computer it will be i686. i383 will work fine on your computer but if an application is compiled with i686 is uses some of the enhancements on the newer processors such as MMX technology to increase performance.

Here is my fstab file. I added the windows part

LABEL=/1 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /mnt/windows auto


you can add /dev/hde1 by adding the following to the bottom of your fstab file

/dev/hde1 /mnt/hde1 auto

you will have to create the directory /mnt/hde1 before this will work though.

then restart the computer it the settings should work.


not sure about the DSL stuff because I only have a dialup connection

Last edited by jax8; 04-05-2004 at 09:37 AM.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 01:03 PM   #6
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thanks for the help, I had it pretty close to that
all I needed was the auto


anybody know anything about the DSL problems?
thanks
 
  


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