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Old 06-27-2004, 01:15 PM   #1
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bringing up interface eth0 [FAILED]

i recently installed mandrake 10 in my toshiba laptop, forgot its model but it has P4 1.6 gig and 256 RAM in it, and its of type satellite series...

now i did install it, but when it came to the window where u have those configuring buttons, i cant configure (read : select) my S3 supersavage / IXC 1179 driver (bear in mind that i also forgot the graphic memory), so i just select savage4 4 MB with 1024x768 resolution and 24 bit colors...

it booted through the lilo successfully, but after that the pic stays black... i can only see the mouse cursor, sometime i can see the gnome running, but the graphic is totally messed up... can someone help me on this?

i believe i need the correct driver for this graphic card inside yeah? but i dont know where to get it and how to apply it... need help...

this is my first linux installation, so mind me, fellas...

btw it says
"bringing up interface eth0 [FAILED]"

during booting process in verbose mode
Old 06-27-2004, 02:34 PM   #2
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i hadthe same problem installing mandrake 9.2 on a radeon 7000. the screen would just go black after booting up. i never figured out how to fix it though, unfortunately.

about eth0 not coming up, thats normal. dont worry about it. it just means that your ethernet isnt connected.
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hmm ok so anyone can fix it? the black screen?
Old 06-27-2004, 03:31 PM   #4
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eth = Ethernet (followed by a number saying what device number it was assigned)

sounds like you either

1) have bad drivers (doubtful, but possible)


2)the X server is not properly configured for your screen/video card (bad settings can mess up the screen like you said happens sometimes), check the refresh rates to make sure they are right


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