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Old 03-13-2004, 04:23 PM   #1
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realtec 8139 network card problem mandrake 10


I have a adsl modem/router and my 3 computers get connected through lan without me having to do anything, also new linux distros and live cds like knoppix connect, mandrake 10 connects but after 10 minits or so if i leave the computer the connection dies, if i restart the computer i am connected again, i would like to be able to reconnect without restarting the computer, what to do.

I have realtec 8139 nic
 
Old 03-13-2004, 04:34 PM   #2
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To clarify my other computers do not lose ther connection at the same time and i found out i can have mandrake control center open and click connect wen the connection dies and it connects. But it is still a problem.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 05:03 PM   #3
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Check all of your network settings. It sounds like there is a "time-to-die" for an inactive connection setting somewhere. Many ISPs in Europe charge by the minute--regardless of the type of connection. It may be a default setting for many users convenience.

The specific chipset of the NIC isn't really an issue if the correct driver is loaded for it. Chances of that particular issue with the wrong driver installed is pretty slim. I use NICs with that chipset all of the time, I've never seen that one.

I did have a NIC that died a slow horrible death based on the 8139too which caused all sorts of problems with the network (and even some file system corruption), but your problem really sounds like a setting to me.

Peruse your documentation and see if you can find the culprit. I am willing to bet there is a "gui" tool which is in the "control center" or locate-able from the desktop for this. I haven't used Mandrake in a long time, so I can't tell you where to look.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 05:30 PM   #4
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Iam not charged by the minute and i have Suse 9 also installed on the same computer for a few months and i never had eny problems and also on my 3 computer i have Debian unstable installed with Knoppix to hd and no problems there, i am starting to think this has someting to do with "mandrake 10 community", after all it has kernel 2.6.3 and kde 3.2 so a lot of new stuff ans something might bee broken and this is not a final stable relise.

Eqwatz thanks for the reply.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 06:15 PM   #5
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i am starting to think this has someting to do with "mandrake 10 community", after all it has kernel 2.6.3 and kde 3.2
i agree with you there buddy
 
Old 03-13-2004, 06:58 PM   #6
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I just want to say that i reinstalled mandrake 10 community and my connection has been stable for over an hour and after all, this release is ment for the comunity to test and try.
I am a member of the mandrake club and i just want to say, support mandrake and if your trying new stuff, your helping mandrake.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 04:27 PM   #7
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Don't know if this can help, but I had a *hell* of a trouble to get that network card to work, first on Mdk 9.1. It wouldn't receive packets. Wouldn't obtain an IP address from my DHCP server. Sometimes, it would actually work, and then just stop.

Until the day I started booting with an option "noapic". Since then, it has been working properly.
 
  


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