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Old 08-10-2003, 12:16 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 and cable modem


I've just installed Mandrake 9.1 and can't get to the internet.

I'm running a Pentium 2.6 w/ 1 gig and 2 HD (80G and 40G).
1st has WIN2K and 2nd has Mandrake 9.1 booting w/ lilo.

The Cable Modem is an RCA model CM305 running through a D-Link Ethernet broadband Router DI-704P to a network card.

The ISP is Earthlink via TimeWarner cable.

Under windows I'm fine but under Mandrake I can't get eth0 is be identified.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
Old 08-10-2003, 12:24 AM   #2
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what is the output of 'ifconfig' on your linux box, and what is the output of 'ipconfig' on your windows box?
 
Old 08-10-2003, 01:37 AM   #3
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C:\>ipconfig

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.117
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

[root@localhost etc]# ifconfig
Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:122 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:122 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:7680 (7.5 Kb) TX bytes:7680 (7.5 Kb)
 
Old 08-10-2003, 03:32 AM   #4
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yep, looks like the nic card in your linux box is not configured. perhaps the driver is not getting loaded successfully, or maybe you don't have a driver at all for your particular nic. it'll take some troubleshooting.

try typing 'dmesg | less' and look for errors regarding eth0. also try 'ifconfig eth0 up' to see if your system perhaps just didn't bring up the interface. if it comes up, then run 'dhclient' (assuming you're modem is running dhcp).

did you install mandrake before or after the network card was installed? if before, you might just have to run 'kudzu' or 'harddrake' to see if your system can search for and find your card, and load the appropriate drivers. if the card was already in place when you installed mandrake, you either don't have a linux-compatible nic card (see mandrake's hardware compatibility list on their web site), or you'll have to hunt for a driver on the internet somewhere (like maybe the card vendor's web site ... ?).
 
Old 08-12-2003, 02:32 PM   #5
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thanks for your help. It sent me searching and I find that the mobo I've got D875PBZ w/ a built lan card which should be faster but at the moment seems to lack drivers.

So I off searching some more.
 
  


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