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Old 06-13-2003, 09:32 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 + onboard lan

I have a Gigabyte motherboard (ga-8simlh) that has onboard lan (either rtl8100bl or rtl8101l, not sure which). I installed Mandrake 9.1. Everything works fine, except my ethernet interface. The port has a link, but whether i use dhcp or assign an ip address, I can't get a ping to work.
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Mandrake's site lists it as Known Hardware - someone has it working fine. Have you looked in the Bios to see if you can disable plug'n'play? This alone can really knacker things up with hardware, especially onboard stuff.
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I've had a look through bios, can't find any mention of plug-n-play.

i have noticed something bizarre though. From the realtek site, I downloaded a dos config utility, that lists the irq of the lan interface as 11, yet under linux, the ifconfig eth0 command reports it as 17

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Old 06-23-2003, 08:05 AM   #4
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I noticed that a lot of us were haveing the same problem so I made a new thread in Distributions for it. Distributions > ping not working in Man 9.0/9.1. Have a look
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