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I recently installed Mandrake 9.2 on my system. I've been using DOS/Windows based computers for over 8 years now but I don't know much about Linux. I'm trying to set-up my SBC Yahoo! DSL and I was successful only about three times; after restarting I wouldn't be able to connect again.
Here are some details:
The modem I'm using is: Efficient SpeedStream 5360
The network card is: Realtek RTL8139
When I go into Mandrake Control Center and check my hardware the NIC is recognized as DFE 538 TX and the vendor is D-Link, but under module it says 8139too.
I'm pretty sure that I'm connecting through PPPoE, so I installed Roaring Penguin PPPoE.
Sometimes I will load the system go into MCC>Network and Internet and eth0 will be down other times it will be up. When I try to configure it the only gives me three options as far as IP configuration goes: boot, dhcp, and static. When try to activate the card the window just freezes not matter what option I choose.
I tried to uninstall the card and install it as trl8139 but Mandrake keeps on saying that it detected DFE 538.