I have a hp omnibook xe3 with slack 10.1 (kernel 2.6.12) which is the only OS on the computer. I use dhcpcd to get my IP from my WinXP pro sp2 box with ICS using DSL.
The problem - my internet connection stops randomly, and almost always stops when I am downloading a file either from Firefox or Epiphany or Mozilla. If I dhcpcd -k and then dhcpcd all is ok for a while. I also can just exit the app and wait a few minutes and try again and sometimes it will connect fine.
It also happens to my smb shares to and from winxp.
I downloaded, compiled, and installed dhcpcd just to see if a self compiled version would work better, but the same thing happens.
I am also unable to ping anywhere when it cuts out.
I have disabled the power off settings on both ethernet cards in my winxp box and my card in my hp is a Intel Corp. 82801CAM (ICH3) PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 41) from lspci.
I was using the eepro100 module, but dowloaded and compiled the e100 from intel, but same thing still happens.
I disable hotplug just to see, but it still happens.
I have tried to use dhclient but just can't get that figured out.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.