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Old 10-08-2005, 03:00 AM   #16
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tkedwards knows his stuff
 
Old 10-08-2005, 05:41 AM   #17
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Thanks But I think this one might be too hard for me.

SgC.9711 in the output of ifconfig you it lists the Hardware Address (ie. the MAC Address) of eth0 as 00:00:00:00:00:00 which can't be right. There must either be a hardware problem with the card or a problem with the driver. If you go into Mandrake Control Centre->Hardware->Look at and Configure Hardware and try fiddle with the settings for your ethernet card - try running the config tool or something.
 
Old 10-08-2005, 07:12 PM   #18
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Originally posted by SgC.9711
The ifconfig shows:

When on MDK LE2005:

[root@localhost ptc]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:IPv6-in-IPv4
UP RUNNING NOARP MTU:1480 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F2:BF:AF
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fed2:bfaf/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:176 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:176 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:14024 (13.6 Kb) TX bytes:14024 (13.6 Kb)

[root@localhost ptc]#

-----------------------------------

When on MDK 9.0 :

root@localhost ptc]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:9F2:BF:AF
inet addr:192.168.0.197 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:1875 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2061 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:869502 (849.1 Kb) TX bytes:324096 (316.5 Kb)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0x6000

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:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hope the above data sheds more clue to the problem and diagnostics.
The difference between what Mandrake 10.1 is seeing compared to Mandrake 9 is that the newer version is seeing your builtin wireless (assume this is a laptop you're running) and assigning it as eth0 and your NIC is assigned eth1 whereas Mandrake 9 didn't know anything about that wireless nic, and assigned your realteck NIC as eth0.

What you're going to want to do is deal with eth1 only under Mandrake 10.1 if you aren't doing wireless and get that configured properly to connect to the Net. As suggested, that can be all done within MCC. Just make sure it's eth1 you're configuring. :-)
 
Old 10-08-2005, 07:42 PM   #19
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Thanks But I think this one might be too hard for me.

SgC.9711 in the output of ifconfig you it lists the Hardware Address (ie. the MAC Address) of eth0 as 00:00:00:00:00:00 which can't be right. There must either be a hardware problem with the card or a problem with the driver. If you go into Mandrake Control Centre->Hardware->Look at and Configure Hardware and try fiddle with the settings for your ethernet card - try running the config tool or something.
Ok. Tried again. Tried entering the settings for the ethernet card. Re-booted. Still no connection. Perhaps, I should wait for Mandriva 2006 or try another distro. Any advice or recommendation?
 
Old 10-08-2005, 07:55 PM   #20
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The difference between what Mandrake 10.1 is seeing compared to Mandrake 9 is that the newer version is seeing your builtin wireless (assume this is a laptop you're running) and assigning it as eth0 and your NIC is assigned eth1 whereas Mandrake 9 didn't know anything about that wireless nic, and assigned your realteck NIC as eth0.

What you're going to want to do is deal with eth1 only under Mandrake 10.1 if you aren't doing wireless and get that configured properly to connect to the Net. As suggested, that can be all done within MCC. Just make sure it's eth1 you're configuring. :-)
Yes, the newer version, when booting up, is assigning the built-in wireless as eth0, and the Realtek 8139 as eth1. On Mandrake 9.0, the wireless wasn't detected at all.

So, on both versions, the connections either work partial (on Mdk9.0) or don't work at all. Yes, I am using an Acer 4061 Notebook PC. And I need the wireless internet connection in my work. Should I wait for Mandriva 2006 or try another distro, or go back to XP?
 
Old 10-11-2005, 02:33 AM   #21
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Yes, the newer version, when booting up, is assigning the built-in wireless as eth0, and the Realtek 8139 as eth1. On Mandrake 9.0, the wireless wasn't detected at all.

So, on both versions, the connections either work partial (on Mdk9.0) or don't work at all. Yes, I am using an Acer 4061 Notebook PC. And I need the wireless internet connection in my work. Should I wait for Mandriva 2006 or try another distro, or go back to XP?
Just to let you know that I have experimented with Knoppix 4.02 and Ubuntu 5.10rc live CDs. And found that with Ubuntu, the device and network detection is very good. I have switched over to Ubuntu 5.10 for now. Thanks everyone for your help.
 
  


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