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Old 01-31-2004, 04:04 AM   #1
Mik Drad
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Unhappy Fedora Core with Macronix NIC and Alcatel Speed Touch ADSL will not connect to PPPoE!


Before I get to it, I have to say that I have checked your knowledge bases pretty extensively to find an answer to this, before I further bog your base with post-age. Try as I might, I cannot find an answer that mirrors my situation.... and its 3:44 AM, and I am THIS close to giving up on Linux.

My last experience with Linux was Slackware, several years back... it was small, it was difficult, but it did what it should have! Now after installing almost 2 GIG worth of Fedora (!!!), having this silliness has almost cost me a computer (for pitching it at a wall) 3 times tonight alone... and I have been at it for almost a week.

I desperately want to get XP out of my life... please help! I beg!

So, that said, here we go...

I am running a dual boot WinXP/Fedora Core setup. This post is testiment to the fact that both the NIC and the modem function under XP.

When I try to install on Fedora, it simply will not work. The closest I have gotten was both devices connected, but no traffic or pings out... and since then, the PPPoE has given up on me.

I am using a Macronix MX98715(Generic) NIC, and an Alcatel Speed Touch Home ADSL modem. I have tried both manual and wizard-based setups... I have tried ignoring the NIC (despite all sense), and just installing PPPoE... I tried installing Roaring Penguin, but appairently the version that came with Fedora is the latest. I tried out other PPPoE packages, and was then faced with the wonderment of Un-Installing them.

I have tried DHCP for both the NIC and modem... I have tried Dialup for IP, for both, for one, and the other... I have tried statically assigning IPs to the NIC, and that got the most success, which is to say... none. Except, the lights on the modem responded.

Here is the results of invoking IFCONFIG, for all 3 scenarios...

With all running DCHP:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:80:C6:F1:5E:91
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:4104 (4.0 Kb)
Interrupt:9

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:5613 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5613 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelenUntitled 1:0
RX bytes:5253402 (5.0 Mb) TX bytes:5253402 (5.0 Mb)

When I statically assigned a loopback address (127.0.0.1) to the ethernet card;

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:80:C6:F1:5E:91
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Bcast:127.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:4272 (4.1 Kb)
Interrupt:9

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:5735 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5735 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5263012 (5.0 Mb) TX bytes:5263012 (5.0 Mb)

And finally, when I went with a static assignment of good ol' 192.168.0.1 to the ethernet card;

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:80:C6:F1:5E:91
inet addr:192.168.0.1 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:4440 (4.3 Kb)
Interrupt:9

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:5769 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5769 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5265788 (5.0 Mb) TX bytes:5265788 (5.0 Mb)

All of those are copied and pasted right out of the terminal window.

Now, my mucus filled eyes feel like hot pinballs, and System of a Down is starting to sound happy. I am going to go to bed now, and hope that some kind linux guru can come up with some straightforward step-by-step instructions to solve all of my problems, that dont involve buying a router... since a linux box should be able to function as one. So here's to the morning...

Please help... please !?!
 
Old 01-31-2004, 10:45 AM   #2
Andrew Benton
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I found this page very interesting. http://www.4p8.com/eric.brasseur/spe...le_fedora.html . I recently moved from Mandrake 9.1(which setup the speedtouch connection very easily) to Linux From Scratch where I had to sort it all out for myself. I compiled the speedtouch module from the Kernal code so I liked the advice on that page about modifying the speedbundle scripts so that it didn't compile the kernel module again. This page might be worth reading as well http://www.ottolander.nl/opensource/...peedtouch.html and, of course, the main Speedtouch page http://www.linux-usb.org/SpeedTouch/index.html The amount of time I spent studying that site...it was all worth it. Good luck.
 
  


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