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Hey everyone.. I'll be here often.. i've run linux Red hat a while back.. but, i'm checking out Mandrake for I've heard it was a bit easier to work with. but, not too sure, b/c i was having trouble installing.. couldn't figure out why.. I finally took my computer off the desk, and put it bakc on, and didn't hook everything back up.. Anyways, it installed. i was like, yea, i'm goign to get it up and running now.. I plugged evrything up.. wouldn't run.. hm.. anyways, i found out the problem will appear when I plug my mandrake machine into my netgear fvs318.. I unplugged it, and it works great.!.. but, when i plug it in, it will either freeze, or jsut restart and wont go back into mandrake os until i unplug the network cord.. I tried configuring my network configuration on my mandrake machien.. still wont work. So, i'm up for ANY suggestions..
i understand.. but, win xp it ran fine... the Only time it has problems is when i plug the network cord into the network card .. tha's the ONLY time it will freeze (while in mandrake).. sometiems it reboots, then gives some.. problem syncing error..
While it MAY be possible that the LAN driver itself is to blame, I'm using Mandrake 10.1 for 24/7 production servers, firewalls, etc. and I have never had problems with integrated LAN adapters causing reboots.
However apic problems still plague many motherboards and the Kernel is not always able to work around the issues. Each sucessive kernel does a better job though.
Which kernel are you running?
You may need to update both the kernel-source and the kernel to .24mdk which is available in the repository.
Amoung other things it fixed some apic issues.
Try the noapic kernel parameter...
..boot to safe mode, edit /etc/lilo.conf and insert "noapic" into one of the append lines...
Save and run lilo as root.
Make sure that lilo drops you to the prompt w/o any errors... then reboot and try out the entry.
Does this stop the reboot and hangup at eth0 initialization?
hey, i finally got frustrated, and re-installed .. and now, it's working.. i saw an extra package i didn't install the first time.. it was for firewall's/ROUTHERs... i didn't see the routers word, adn i was assuming i needed it installed since i'm running off a router with a firewall.. but, it's installed with the new installation..and i'm online and everything is good.. thanks for all the help
and i have my User name set to automatically log in.. i dont see where i can log in as root.. and i really dont know how to log in safe mode either..
i could ahve logged in root and stuff with redhat, i really want to use mandrake.. i like the way it looks
Man I dont know
I've checked the kernel.. i think it's 2.6 soething.. i entered the noapic thing as root.. went to konsole and did the command lilo -v.. it ran with no errors.. rebooted back into my name.. and still having trouble.. i guess the only other thing i can try is to install a nic into one of my other slots..
i'll try it next .
everything is working now!!
I guess i forgot to restart into my normal account.. etc ...... i reconfigured my network configuration with a dhcp and everything is dandy..
thanks for the help man, if there's anything i can help you out with.. let me know
i'm re-edioting this to keep the replies down.. but, i dont know, i haven't tried the new card yet.. but i was up and srufing and everything was working for about 10 minutese.. then frooze.. i'll have to get a new card and try it tonight after work.. but, i'm just posting all this as a "journal" to keep everyone updated and possibly to help anyone else who is having the say problem
this is me again.. I'mjust getting on here to let you all know how i fixed my problem.. I got a new pci network card.. i installed it, did the little configuration for it in the startup.. i left it unplugged at the time.. then mandrake started up.. i made sure it was configured right.. plugged it in.. no stalling YET.. i went to open the browser..(which i'm on now).. and it's working fine.. so the problem was the onboard nic.. i guess i could have fixed it with a bios update or something.. but, oh well.. it's working now.. thanks for the help