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Old 11-19-2000, 12:04 AM   #1
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I am running Linux Mandrake 7.2 with Adelphia Power Link 2-way service. From windows I am able to obtain my host name (myname.mint.net), DNS Server, subnet mask, default gateway, and DHCP server address.

How do I set up my connection in Linux?

My system is=

800mhz athlon T-bird
256 megs pc133 ram
linux mandrake 7.2
Kingston Ethernet card
SURFboard 3100 Cable Modem

Please help!
 
Old 11-19-2000, 11:03 AM   #2
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You need to set your machine up for DHCP. Edit the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 so it looks like
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DEVICE=eth0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=yes
After you do that restart networking and you should be all set. Note that I am making two assumptions here. One is that Mandrake is that same as Red Hat as far as networking goes. This is probably a safe assumption. Second is that Adelphia is setup as a "regular" DHCP server. This may not be a safe assumption. If you have any problems let us know.
Is there anyone else out there using Linux with PowerLink?
 
Old 11-19-2000, 11:29 AM   #3
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Well what those already appear in that file...

Right now I suspect that my ethernet card is messed up. I have a Kingston KNE100TX, which is supposed to use the tulip drivers I guess.

Upon bootup, I get "Setting hostname myname.mint.net" and the green check meaning "OK"

But Shortly afterwards I get this: "Bringing up interface eth0; Delaying eth0 initializaion" with the red X meaning it didn't work.

Also, *sometimes* when trying to setup the network it tells me I don't have a ethernet card installed; sometimes it tells me I do, even though it always has the message when booting.

In HardDrake I have the following under network devices:

DEVICE Digital Equipment Corporation DECcip 21142/43

Vendor: Digital Equipment Corporation
Model: DECchip 21142/43
Kernel Modeul: tulip
Bus Type: PCI



What gives here?
Please help!
 
Old 11-19-2000, 11:43 AM   #4
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BTW, might running Red Hat 7.0 instead of mandrake be a better, easier choice?
 
Old 11-21-2000, 12:23 PM   #5
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In my experiance Red Hat has been better than Mandrake, but YMMV. I have never used HardDrake so I cannot really help you there. If you do an "/etc/rc.d/init.d/network restart" what happens? Do you get an error message? Is there any output to syslog?
 
Old 11-21-2000, 09:24 PM   #6
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Talking whoo!!!!!!!!!

Yes I got it to work! I just completely reinstalled and when setting up entered NO information EXCEPT I chose DHCP and put in my hostname and it worked...


I could have sworn I've tried that before and it didn't work, but oh well.
 
  


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