eth0/LAN configuration problem
First off, I want to thank jschiwal. I changed the choice of driver to vesa, and was able to use Gnome; looked just fine.
I now am faced with the problem of configuring my NIC. During POST, it tries to bring up the (PCI) network card eth0; it then claims 127.255.255.255 ... it doesn't seem to see the LAN connection although I am sure that the card is seated properly, and the cable is connected securely.
My situation is this. I have this computer connected to a router (shares my cable-modem connection with my other computer running WindowsXP-home), and also connects it to a printer (hp6127). This setup worked on my old 'puter, running RH9, so I need to find out what to do for Mandrake. Thanks in advance. TudeCat