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ugh, ive been trying to get my internet working for a while now... the closest i can get is a message stating
Could not find a usable proxy configuration script
im using mdk 10 official on an hp pavilion laptop with a d-link dfe-670txd pcmcia card. if anyone has any ideas as to how i can get the internet up on this comp (dhcp) i would greatly appreciate it. ive been web searching and digging at this for weeks now and im totally spent.
Does the card actually load? Is there a module in the output of lspci that shows you're using the "tulip_cb" module?(that's the one D-link says works).
You may wanna look directly into the config files to see what's actually been written as well. I think the network card can be found in /etc/sysconfig directory. If you're connecting through DHCP, it should be a short file. Something like:
THe card does not show up in lspcidrake (i think its the same as lspci, and its the only one i had), but it DOES show up in ifconfig -a. another weird thing is that when i start the computer up, eth1 is deactivated during bootup if it was on the last time, and turned on if it was off last time. i have no idea what this other thing means.
tulip is loaded for my broken eth0. i found the config script in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1.
it had all the stuff fine, except it says
i dont know if thats a typo or specific to mdk or what. there were also flags about wireless, my hwaddr, the hostname, and
I think that I set up my card as DHCP during install.. Also, when my comp is in Win, as well as older mdk distros, it did the proxy config automatically for me. to be honest i dont even know what proxy really is, it always just worked in the past.
A proxy is a filtering server, usually caching web pages, etc, so your surfing experience is also a bit faster. It cuts down on your ISPs bandwidth usage as well, as you may be fetching directly from them instead of 1/2 way around the world.
A good example of one would be Netzero's "up to 5 times faster than regular dialup" service, or AOL's speedzone, or AT&Ts accelerator. Many broadband providers do it too, but not usually. If you hook up through DHCP, you aren't likely using a proxy.
I think the typo was on my end. Since my hard drive crashed, I've been using a 4.3gigger, so my options are limited and Gentoo's the one I have right now. I had to google the exact location of the file as my memory failed me. You see, Debian users would be looking for the same things in /etc/network/interfaces and Gentoo uses /etc/conf.d/net
As Tap-Out requested, it'd be nice to know a bit more about your connection. What do you use? cable? DSL (PPPoE?), Dialup? External modem? Internal? Do you have a router?