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Old 07-15-2004, 01:40 AM   #1
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Angry network device only half detected


Eth0 is listed correctly but will not activate.
I got it to work once, but I can't find where I got the info. to do it. or what setting I changed to make it work. Last time I did so much on the fly I can't remember every web site I looked at or what I did.

I'm desperate please help.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 06:38 PM   #2
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wolfy; only advise is search every where till u have correct help howto. and sorry do not know etho still stuck with mdk8.1 as long as it works for me with hassles sticking with it. then not into all that hi speed,games,soho,or
anything in that genre.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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Wolfy - if eth0 seems to otherwise be OK, you might try running the following to bounce. (The commands just bring eth0 down and then back up again) I can't say whether it will fix the problem but it's something I think would be worth trying. -- J.W.

Code:
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 up
 
Old 07-16-2004, 05:24 PM   #4
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Yup, I have tried that more than once. No go.
Somebody made a comment that fedora core 2 is not a stable distro yet.
That make me curios if there would be a better distro to use or not?

Any suggestions?
 
Old 07-16-2004, 06:21 PM   #5
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I would always suggest trying new distros from time to time, assuming that you can do so without causing yourself too much pain. In other words, if you have an old PC you can use for experimenting purposes, or even if you set up your main PC as a dual boot between your current distro and a second distro, then that would allow you to give a new distro a try-out without interrupting the work you need to do on your primary distro.

In any event, I don't use FC2 so I can't comment on its stability, but I would say Yes, by all means give a couple of other distros a shot every now and again and see how they go. One good location that offers many of the most popular distros for free download is LinuxISO You'll never know what you might be missing with distro A, B, or C, if the only one you've ever installed is D, and even if you're perfectly happy with whatever distro you're using, it's still useful to check out the others every once in a while. Good luck with it -- J.W.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 01:00 AM   #6
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sorry

Last edited by slackist; 07-17-2004 at 01:02 AM.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 01:45 AM   #7
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Wolfy,
Didn't you postponed the network configuration during the installation? It appears that you doesn't have an ip configured to it. May be you would want to use this eth to adsl. In this case, it will have not ip. The ip will be from the ppp when connecting to the internet. If you want to use this board to connect to other machines on your local network, you have to setup your ip. I don't know which tool RH uses nowadays because I was angry when they started to discontinue linuxconf but, may be the command is "netconfig". If it's not, you can edit the file "/etc/sysconfig/hwconf", remove the ethernet configuration, save it and run kudzu. It will find the "new hardware installed" and ask you if you want to set it up.

I hope it helps.
 
  


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