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Old 09-27-2003, 08:36 PM   #1
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mandrake with a Broadcom iLine10 Network Adapter on LAN?


Hey guys. Ive been trying to install a new network with mandrake and the card i have is a Broadcom iLine10 Network Adapter, that goes through a phone line. So basically the downstairs computer is set up with Cat5 and all that stuff is linked to 2 hubs, and the cox.net connection is connected all the way upstairs to my box through a phone line into my Broadcom iLine10(tm) Network Adapter. When i try to connect with the card nothing happens. I know the ip, im using static. I know all the information and have it set up. BUT...... it doesnt connect. Anyone have any idea about what i should do?


(I have a Broadcom iLine10 Network Adapter. It's hooked up to the phoneline to a Linksys router and a cable modem thats downstairs.)

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Old 09-27-2003, 10:10 PM   #2
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You're SOL. See this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=87447

Short answer: HomePNA 2.0 works with Slackware, Knoppix and Lycoris; doesn't work with Mandrake (9.1 and up) or Red Hat (8.0 and up).
 
Old 09-27-2003, 10:26 PM   #3
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thats a little bit shitty LOL. Thanks for the info. I tried some crap earlier but i didnt seem to like my keystrokes. I'm going to have to call the cable fuckers and have them put in a cat5 line upstairs so i can fuggin connect. Thanks a lot for the help .
 
Old 09-28-2003, 12:17 AM   #4
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wait, so no matter what that kind of connection wont work with mandrake 9.1 ? theres no way around it(which im sure there is, anything is possible) just trying to save money here, and increase my learning
 
Old 09-28-2003, 11:42 AM   #5
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Mandrake (9.1 and up) and Red Hat (8.0) appear to prevent gcc2.96 compiled modules from loading with the newer gcc3.x compiled kernels, even with insmod -f (ie. force module to load). However, Slackware 9.0 and Knoppix 3.2 do not.

This is all because the HomePNA 2.0 module is proprietary, and Broadcom is not going to open source it. We're lucky they even released this driver; I waited two years before I could try Linux because of this issue (I can't run cat5 through my condo). Now that 802.11b is so cheap and available, I think that there will be no incentive for further hpna2 drivers from Broadcom.

Theoretically, you could alter Mandrake to accept the hpna2 module with a force insmod, but unless you are a kernel-hacker level programmer, why bother? If running cat5 through your house is not an option, then try wireless. The cheapest alternative, however, is to simply switch distros; that's what having a broad range of choices is all about!
 
Old 09-28-2003, 01:35 PM   #6
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Hmmm. Very logical. How about Knoppix 3.3? I just downloaded it last night, was gonna boot it up today.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 05:57 PM   #7
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oooo. also, i just got a download of lycoris. All versions work correct(i have newest one)
 
  


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