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Old 12-12-2007, 01:55 AM   #1
Bob_P
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Question Mandriva 2008


I need help with this installation.I manage to load it Ok but firefox will not load. down loadable updates need this connection. I can get Konqueror up but that does not help.This test computer is a duel boot P4 Radeon AGP graphics. XP/Mandriva duel boot Inet connection is made via ethernet cable to master computer this link is only setup for Mandriva to share ADSL link through a NetComm NB5 adsl modem.I have been experimenting with Different versions of Linux all have their share of problems.
It appears the adsl modem shuts mandriva down (now she work now she don't).I was given a simple fix for the same problem in Mepis but sadly it won't work in mandriva.Just to reiterate Is there any experts who can help fix the problem.
Ok mepis Fixed it So come on people lets get this up and Running as I am just about to hit the Install button again/again/again HELP
 
Old 12-12-2007, 01:16 PM   #2
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I would be happy to try and help you resolve your configuration problems.

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I manage to load it Ok but firefox will not load.
How did you install Firefox? Was it with urpmi, or did you download a file directly from Firefox? Konqueror will do most of what Firefox does, it does tend to appear slower than Firefox, but on your system I'm not sure you would even notice the difference.

I read your words on the physical setup. It does not make sense to me. Are you saying this "master computer" is connected to the ADSL modem; and the machien with the problems connects to the mater via an ethernet connection?

In order to help you, we need to understand your setup. If you could better describe this, find out the type of ethernet card, or chip set you have. I also need to know a little about this 'master computer', OS etc.

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It appears the adsl modem shuts mandriva down (now she work now she don't)
I hope what ever is going on here will make more sense when we understand the physical connection.

What did you do in Mepis to get it working?
 
Old 12-12-2007, 10:06 PM   #3
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G,day Cliff
1)The main computer is P4 with XP installed connected to a NetComm NB5 ADSL modem using Australian location Telco's Fitted with extra network card to connect too.
2)The test computer old IBM P3 Hybrid also fitted with network card.(as on board ethernet is non functional)
3)This configuration is setup with main computer configured to allow Home Network to share connection.
4) Mozzilla Firefox is a integral part of installation of Mandriva 2008.
5) The solution in Mepis was found to be problem Common to Au/Nz
6) The Link to the Fix

Anyway - the fix for me was editing /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf (you'd need to do it as root). Easiest way to do this is <alt> + F2 to bring up a run dialogue, then:
kdesu kwrite /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf and click run. Then put in root password at the prompt pop-up window, then kwrite should start with dhclient.conf open.

I enabled the open-DNS servers. All I had to do was insert following
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prepend domain-name-servers 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220;
I inserted the line directly below a commented out line
#prepend domain-name-servers 127.0.0.1;

After that, saved the file, rebooted, and then I was away laughing.

So you can see exactly where i put the line, I've highlighted part of my dhclient.conf below:
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timeout 20;
request domain-name-servers, subnet-mask, broadcast-address, time-offset, routers, domain-name, host-name, netbios-name-servers, netbios-scope;

#The above area is edited by the MEPIS OS Center

#send host-name "andare.fugue.com";
#send dhcp-client-identifier 1:0:a0:24:ab:fb:9c;
#send dhcp-lease-time 3600;
#supersede domain-name "fugue.com home.vix.com";
#prepend domain-name-servers 127.0.0.1;
prepend domain-name-servers 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220;

#require subnet-mask, domain-name-servers;
retry 60;
#reboot 10;
#select-timeout 5;
#initial-interval 2;
#script "/etc/dhcp3/dhclient-script";
Don't forget to save and reboot. If this does fix the issue, chances are you may need to do this again f

Cliff I think Problem is Configuration problem and the method I realy need to fix it will be based on as much Point/Click Copy/Paste
Hope we can Solve It

Last edited by Bob_P; 12-12-2007 at 10:08 PM. Reason: Correction in detail
 
Old 12-14-2007, 10:43 AM   #4
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First of all, sorry for being slow at getting back to this thread. The information you supplied has helped me understand what we are dealing with. What we need to do next is find out if your linux system has got an IP address.

To do that, run the command /sbin/ifconfig and post the results. The second line of the connection, it could be eth0 or eth1 since you have more than one hardware ethernet card ( set of chips ) installed, should show an IP address if the DHCP request worked. If no IP address is present, then we need ot make sure the interface is up and active. That is more stuff we can look at.

I'm trying to find out what I can about the NetComm NB5. Some of these things are just modems, and the newer breed are modems and routers all in one box. We need to understand where the DHCP request is going. My guess is it is a modem/router, and that box has to get the DHCP request and return the IP address through your windows box. Some where in that chain of hardware and software the problem lies...

Post back and we'll go from there.
 
  


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