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Old 06-29-2004, 12:08 PM   #1
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Interface with Eth0 in Mandrake Startup


I am very new to Linux. Two days ago I ran Knoppix on my laptop, and it worked perfectly. So I downloaded Mandrake Linux 10.0, and installed it. Once again, all of my hardware was dectected, with one exception.

During the startup sequence, when it tells you what was "okay" and what "failed", interfacing with eth0 fails. It detects my adapter, which is some Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) adapter. I just doesn't "interface" with it. I went into network configuration, and it said that the card was not "connected". I connect to a dsl router. I don't remember what brand.

Does anybody know of a typical reason for Mandrake to not be able to "interface" with my ethernet card?

Oh, also I have a PCMCIA card that I tried, and it detected it, but ultimately gave me the same problem as with the primary adapter.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 12:38 PM   #2
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It will be better if you post your hardware. And - I think it's better to ask for someone to move your thread to the Mandrake forum.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 12:49 PM   #3
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When you turn on your laptop make sure that internet cable is in the right place then eht0 should be founded else :

ifconfig eth0 up

good luck
 
Old 06-29-2004, 12:49 PM   #4
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I just installed Mandrake 10 Official on my desktop and it always says that eth0 fails when I boot into Mandrake and my internet connection still works fine so don't worry about that; what you need to do is run that connection wizard in the Mandrake Control Center and set it up as a LAN and not an ADSL connection because you're not logging in because you're behind a router. When you configure the LAN connection go into Expert Mode and check the box for automatically finding an IP address and you should be fine. I have a DSL connection though a router as well and this worked for me so it should work for you too. I just went back and looked at my Windows internet connection when I had problems and made my Linux connection look like it if you need any further strategy
 
Old 06-29-2004, 12:51 PM   #5
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Oh another thing, does your card have a driver in the Mandrake Control Center installation procedure?
 
Old 06-29-2004, 01:06 PM   #6
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Okay, I searched around before I originated this thread, and a similar (unresolved) question originated in the mandrake forum, but was moved here (linux-hardware). I don't care where my thread is; I was just posting where a similar thread ended up.

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Oh another thing, does your card have a driver in the Mandrake Control Center installation procedure?
I hate to sound dumb, but I don't know what that means! I went to "configure computer" and was looking at the list of all my hardware, and all I know is that it detected the name of my network adapter.

I should also mention that I don't use DHCP on my router, so I don't think automatic detection of an IP address will work. But I know my router's address and my dns lookups already anyway.

ifconfig eth0 up

What does that mean? Is that a command I should type?
 
  


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