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Old 03-19-2004, 11:54 PM   #1
MasterTech
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Red face Problem getting network card to communicate


Hey all,

Not a noob, but still stumped. Here's the deal,

Got a amd k6-2 running at 386-ish mhz
256k ram
80 gig hd
3com 3c95x net card (I believe that's right)
Mandrake 9.1 not running gui by default but avail and config'd

Anyway, using gui the net card appears up but no communication with any other computer on my net.

netstat -r only returns the localhost info.

I tried "route add default gw (router/hub ip - it provides the dhcp) and got network host unreachable.

I can tell through the above info that there is info missing here, but for the life of me I can't get it into the right place. (been a while)

The goal I am shooting for here is for this machine to act as a firewall/email gateway (fetchmail, postfix,sedmail etc) as well as a local network file server for other linux boxes and maybe even as an cygwin x server for a windows box. I haven't had this much trouble before so I am a little stumped here.

Any suggestion/direction?

BTW I have tried reading the different docs but each seemed to go in different directions not only from each other but from where I was attempting to go.

What to do?
 
Old 03-20-2004, 12:58 AM   #2
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What's the output of:

/sbin/ifconfig -a

?
 
Old 03-21-2004, 12:11 AM   #3
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Originally posted by pingswept
What's the output of:

/sbin/ifconfig -a

?
First off, I may have forgotten to mention that, once the card is communicating, it is supposed to be getting an address from my Linksys router/hub as it is a dhcp server. (my laptop gets it that way as well)

Now to answer your question pingswept:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr: 00:10:403:C7:A3
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txquequelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0kb) TX bytes:0 (0.0kb)

lo Link encap: Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:106 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:106 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txquequelen:0
RX bytes:7596 (7.4kb) TX bytes:7596 (7.4kb)


I hope some of this helps?

Last edited by MasterTech; 03-21-2004 at 12:12 AM.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 03:41 PM   #4
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(If you haven't solved this by now . . . )

Eth0 isn't getting an IP. You can fix this temporarily as root with:

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.50 (fill in an appropriate IP for your network)

Then try:

ping 192.168.1.50

and it should respond. You should also be able to see the IP listed in the output of:

/sbin/ifconfig eth0

If that all works, all you need to do is turn on DHCP. I'm not sure how to do that with Mandrake. Any Mandrake folks here?
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:40 AM   #5
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I had a lot of trouble getting the network to initialise under Drake 10 too.

Here's what worked for me:

1) in the control center, turn off network hotplugging - it's in the manage connection dialog

2) fire up a terminal and execute /sbin/init.d/network restart as root

That did the trick for me. There are some other options that might help too if this doesn't work.

bl
 
  


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