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when i start mandrake 10, while its going through loading everything it says "bringing up interface: eth0 : FAILED" everything else passes though, and i cant access the internet with KDE, i cant even access my routers page through the internet browser. in the config menus i put LAN as my access, ive tried cable also. i put it all on auto like the DHCP, ip and gateway. i checked these option and they are all right, my ip, the router's ip as the gateway, but it cant get a hostname or get online, any help? eth0 is built into my mother board. gigabyte GA-7VT600-L
Sorry. The font in the forum looks like an i, but I typed a lower case "L". You open a terminal window and become root (type "su" and put in your root password when prompted). type LSMOD (in lower case) and that will tell you what modules (linux equivalent term for drivers) are loaded. If your ethernet adaptor isn't listed there, we start with that. LSPCI (in lower case) will tell you what controller cards you have (vid, ethernet, pci bridge, etc). Good to know what the system thinks your eternet model# is.
ok its not listed in LSMOD, bah. i found the drivers for it though, realtek! which one should i DL and how do install? tks! im using mandrake 10 btw
Unixware 7.1.x 2.10
Linux driver for kernel 2.4.x (RedHat 7.2/ 7.3/ 8.0/ 9.0) 1.60
Packet driver 3.40
Solaris 7 and 8 1.05
Slackware 8.0 (kernel 2.2.19 and 2.4.5)
SCO Unix 5.0.X 5.00 2001/12/20 28k Go Go Go
Linux driver for kernel 2.2.X (RedHat 6.2)
Linux driver for kernel 1.2.0-2.2
SCO Unix 3.14
I'm thinking that your ethernet is probably already supported. You've got kernel 2.6 under the hood if you're running Mandy 10 (that's why its zippier). Try to insert the module manually. modprobe <modulename_without_.so_at_the_end:-)> What does lspci call your ethernet adaptor? is it rtl8139? Or another model?
hey vectordrake i cant get into KDE right now, i already posted something for help, waiting for a reply, once i get KDE working ill try that, thanks! just check back later and see if i posted, my card is a realtek8139 ill check to see if lspci says its the same
its KDE, i accidently set the wrong permission on the partitions and now i cant load KDE, its like PERMISSION DENIED on the screen where it usually says FAIL and OK... it sucks heh im trying to get help rite now
Try logging in as root (from a console, obviously) and deleting the username you have.
and making up another for now. That way you can probably get back into it. If you have files you care about in the user folder (under /home) then you can try to retrieve them as root later when you know what you have done (or forget about deleting the user and just create another)