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Old 01-14-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
wcthorn
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Question Speedstream 5200 on Xandros 1.0


I am a complete newbie to linux, so please bare with me as I try to explain my situation. Previously I finally got DSL for my laptop (Gateway). The OS is Xandros 1.0. I have been trying to setup the DSL on this laptop. The modem is supposed to be set to DHCP I have followed all kind of forum suggestions but without success.
Eg. Going to "Launch-Control Center-Network-Network Connection and verifing that enable network is check, making sure that I am using DHCP and setting the gateway. When I hit the connection to internet button, I get top banner with my ISP going across the top with dots behind it and then 5 seconds later, the message, "Connection failed". I know that the user name and password is correct. If I have many anything that would be helpful. I would be glad to get that information with some help on how to get it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 05:58 PM   #2
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Trying it another way:

What's the output, at a shell (xterm fine), if you enter:

$ ps ax | grep dhcp | grep -v grep

It should show you at least one line, meaning dhcp (daemon, kinda service) is running.

What's your output of:

$ /sbin/ifconfig

Does it mention eth0 (it should)?

After that answers, people here can help you further hopefully!
 
Old 01-16-2005, 09:07 PM   #3
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When I type "ps as | grep dhcp | grep -v grep" without the quotes, I dont get anything. It just goes back to the prompt. When I type "/sbin/ifconfig" without the quotes, I get the following:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr "The MAC address"
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 erors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:684 (684.0 b)
Interrupt:10 Baqse address:0x6000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addrr:127.0.0.1 Mask: 255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU: 16436 Metric:1
RX packets:168 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:168 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:54300 (53.0 Kib) TX bytes:54300 (53.0 Kib)


I hope someone understands this, because I sure don't. Again thank you for any help that you supply.
 
  


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