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Old 06-16-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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eth0 problems

Okay, so the other day i was trying to get ndiswrapper working for my Dell Truemobile 1300 wireless card, and after quite a while, i finally was able to get it to recognize that i do have a wireless card (i dont remember exactly what i did) but i couldnt get on any websites, it would merely recognize the speed and name of the network, but nothing more.
So, getting frustrated i messed with settings i probably shouldnt have (my name says it all i hope) and now it tells me that there is no such device as ndiswrapper, and i'm using a friends computer to write this, because i somehow managed to disable my ethernet as well. To be honest, i dont have a clue what i did, and ive been doing most everything through the GUI, using both KWiFiManager, and "Network Device Control" (is that a KDE thing, or GNOME? Ive been consistantly using KDE, but have GNOME as well)
I would love to give more information, but alas, i dont even know what would be good to tell you!

my machine is as such:
Fedora 3 on a Dell Inspiron 5100
Pentium 4 2.66
256 DDR RAM (yeah, i know...)
Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T
Dell Truemobile 1300 (with ndiswrapper)

Thanks for checking out my problem

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Old 06-16-2005, 02:57 PM   #2
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Okay, so here is a little more information that will hopefully do some level of good..
(i'm transcribing this from my laptop onto a desktop, so my apologies for any typos)

[zax@localhost network-scripts]$ cat ifcfg-eth0
[zax@localhost network-scripts]$ cat ifcfg-lo
# If you're having problems with gated making a martian, 
# you can change this to something else (, for example)
so i'm not really sure what the ifcfg-lo was, which is why i put it on here.. this help anyone more than it helps me?
Old 06-16-2005, 10:21 PM   #3
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lo is the local loopback interface ( and probably not related to what's happening here. First off, can you tell us the results of ifconfig -a done at a command line (if you get "command not found", try /sbin/ifconfig -a).
Old 06-20-2005, 08:55 AM   #4
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Okay, so here is what the ifconfig -a told me: (again, my apologies for any typos)

eth0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0D:56:AA:56:2A
            inet6 addr: fe80::20d:56ff:feaa:562a/64 Scope:Link
           UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets: 11 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
           inet addr: Mask
           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436 Metric:1
           RX packets: 2934 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets:2934 errors:0 dropped:0 overrruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
           RX bytes: 3562104 (3.3 MiB) TX bytes:3562104 (3.3 MiB)

sit0     Link encap IPv6-in-IPv4
           NOARP  MTU:1480  Metric:1
           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets:0 erros:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueeuelen:0
           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)


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