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Old 03-16-2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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Question Mandrake 9.2 Cable internet

Ok I am recently new to Linux. I have drake 8.1,9.2, and RedHat 7.2

I am Dual Booting drake 9.2, and XP Home.
My Pc is:

MoBo: Matsonic MS8147C
Video: Nvidia GeForce 5200
Cpu: AMD Athlon XP 2400+
Mem: 512 megs
2 hard drives
DLink Ethernet card
Sound C-Media

Mandrake 8.1 has no problems connecting to the internet but i cant use my nvidia card the 8.1 or rh7.2.

With drake 9.2 i can get everything to work but i cant connect to the internet. i have messed with my ifconfig.eth0 i have tried to manually set the configurations.nothing i try or i have read from previous posts has worked. While booting up my eth0 tries to ping or connect to Why? i tried to set up my ip my subnet my dns, for my cable isp, and still nothing.

I really cant stand windows I loved drake 8.1 but i will not use it because i like my video card better and it works with 9.2.

Any suggestions on how i can get 9.2 to connect to the net?
Old 03-16-2004, 03:22 PM   #2
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You probably should get your IP using DHCP.
Normaly with mandrake 9.2 you shouldn't have to configure anything.

One of your problems could be that after using Windows your ip is not released, this is caused because windows dous not shut down all services like it should.

what you can try is in windows before you reboot to linux to release your IP manualy.
you can do this in (start execute and tipe
and give the command 'ipconfig /release' (without the ') then your ip should be reset to . Try to reboot in linux and now your ISP should see that there is no IP address assigned to you and will give you a new one. If you don't do this the ISP will think your trining to access the internet with more than one PC and won't give a new IP.
Old 03-16-2004, 06:43 PM   #3
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Why would everything work perfect for drake 8.1 and not 9.2. this was even doing it before i reinstalled windows .. i would still be using 8.1 but like i posted earlier that I want to use my video card

Any suggestions on anyother distros

That will work fine?


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