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Old 12-12-2003, 10:19 PM   #1
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Internet configuration with Mandrake 9.2

Hey everyone:

I just installed Mandrake 9.2 on my main machine. This computer is home-made and uses some distinct parts.

Motherboard: nforce 2 - Soltek 75frn
Processor: Athlon XP 2000+
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti4200

The Nforce2 has a built in Ethernet Controller which Mandrake knows as:

Nforce 2 MCP networking adapter

however, my attempts to use Mandrake's Network and Internet Configuration wizard proves to be a failure time after time.

When typing : ifconfig eth0 [or just] ifconfig Mandrake returns "Command Not Found"

What are some steps i should take to get my Mandrake working? So far, this is my first desktop install of Linux, and it's gone well. Just the internet doesn't work.

Network Information:

I have a router which is also a DHCP server. I have a cable modem. Any other information you need to know? Let me know.
Old 12-13-2003, 01:21 AM   #2
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Have to ask an obvious question here: Have you su'd to root before typing ifconfig?

$ su
$ password
# ifconfig eth0
Old 12-13-2003, 02:33 AM   #3
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...and a more obvious question ? Have you used Mandrake Control Centre to set up networking first?
Old 12-13-2003, 05:16 AM   #4
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You'll need nvidia drivers too...
Old 12-13-2003, 04:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for your help

Hey everyone, thanks for your help. I've managed to do several things:

According to this thread:

ANd now the NIC is configured, before i couldn't do anything, it didn't allow me to specify an IP or select my Gateway, not it does and is recognizing properly.

Only thing is that now, whenever i update my kernel, i gotta do this whole process over again =)

Thanks for your help guys.


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