LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-26-2004, 08:56 AM   #1
GChris
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Problem with D-Link DFE-530TX & Mandrake 10


I tried to install a D-Link DFE-530TX network card into my Mandrake 10 machine this weekend.

At first it seemed to go well - the card was detected during boot (using the via-rhine driver), and I went through all the questions that DrakConnect asks to set-up the card.

Linux booted up, and I opened a command line prompt to attempt a test ping to see if network connectivity was working and everything froze while I was still typing the command. Nothing worked at all, couldn't move the mouse, couldn't switch to one of the command prompt screens, couldn't even Ctrl+Alt+Del reset, so I had to do a hardware reset.

When it booted after this it decided that the card was no longer present and removed the driver for it! I can no longer get Linux to auto-detect the card and attempting to manually select the via-rhine driver doesn't find any cards either.

I haven't been able to test the card in Windows yet, since the only version of Windows I have on that box is Win95. There were some drivers on the supplied driver disc for '95 but they needed a newer version of the Windows installer than I have to install!

I should hopefully be able to get a copy of the new installer onto the machine in the next couple of days, and test it in Windows (which should at least confirm the card is physically okay). For what it's worth Windows does detect that the card exists, it just doesn't know what to do with it.

In the meantime, does this sound like a problem anyone here has encountered? (and hopefully solved?)

Last edited by GChris; 07-26-2004 at 08:57 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 12:57 AM   #2
RoofRabbit
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Lenoir, NC USA
Distribution: Mandrake 10.2
Posts: 129

Rep: Reputation: 15
I use the DFE-538TX cards for both Mandrake (all releases) and windows. These cards work great.
If the card you have shows up in Mandrake's network whizard, it's probably just an ip/netmask or workgroup name problem. This page might be of help:
http://roofrabbit.com/xwinnetwork.html
 
Old 07-27-2004, 04:56 AM   #3
GChris
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
After it removed the via-rhine driver it did add a generic looking entry in it's place, but this is unusable and seems to be just a placeholder that acknowledges that there's a card in there, but that it is unrecognisable. It's just weird that it detected it the first time then removed it. I'm quite worried that the card died on the first attempt to use it (which will be a pain since I bought it ages ago and only got around to fitting it this weekend). The only way to be sure, I suppose will be to try and get it working in Windows with the manufacturer's own drivers. I'll have a chance to try this tonight, I think, so I'll report back with any success (or lack thereof).
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
D-Link DFE-530tx+ problem with RedHat 9 and Fedora Core 2 soren625 Linux - Hardware 0 06-11-2004 07:58 PM
D-Link DFE-530TX and Mandrake 8.1 wogga Linux - Hardware 1 04-18-2004 06:48 AM
D-Link DFE-530TX+ Problems!!! hoglicious Linux - Hardware 30 08-09-2003 12:25 AM
D-Link DFE-530TX NvRmNd Linux - Newbie 2 09-19-2001 03:38 PM
Netgear FA311 & D-Link DFE-530TX+ problems vital Linux - Networking 2 02-19-2001 11:08 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:59 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration