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Old 05-02-2004, 10:45 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10 network issues


Hello, I have just installed mandrake 10 official and I have several issues regarding network connections.

The first time I booted after the installation a warning message appeared to me in the task bar near the clock. So I configured my network. init on boot (yes) ... And I started to use the connection as usual. I wanted to go one step further and I connected my wireless NIC to the PCMCIA slot. Then I configured it, mandrake detected it and it worked too, so I was really happy.

But what happened on theoot second, third, ... boot? The PCMCIA NIC was not never detected. Now I have the same situation. Even if I boot with it inserted or without it. So I am annoyed! and the bigger problem is that eventhough I see that the nics are configured. /etc/...
The program stills show the warning every boot of configure the LAN access. I configure it always but when it says "bringing up the NIC" I have no connection. A ifconfig command shows me that eth0 is properly configured, even eth1 (the wireless card). But when I type a route command I see that I have not 0.0.0.0 or default route to leave my home LAN so I have to add it with route add -net...

I think that this is a big issue, and I do not know if I am doing something wrong. But any help would be really appreciated.

Thank you very much.

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Old 05-02-2004, 10:51 AM   #2
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turn off eth0 and reboot and make sure eth1 is only active, tell me if works
 
Old 05-02-2004, 11:16 AM   #3
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PCMCIA NIC still is not detected.

And I have done as you have said. And each reboot it asks me for LAN configuration (the network scripts are properly written and I think that they should work), and as usual I have to route add...

Thanks anyway

nanofa
 
Old 05-02-2004, 11:30 AM   #4
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have you got hotplugging enabled?
 
Old 05-02-2004, 11:38 AM   #5
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I had it. But I have read that several nic cards doesn´t support it. After I configured it without that option and the same problem.
Still PCMCIA doesn´t recognize the other card

Thanks again
 
Old 05-02-2004, 12:33 PM   #6
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ok what exactly is your NIC and what laptop is it?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 02:59 AM   #7
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The NIC is a eepro100 driver. and the wireless one is a PCMCIA Compaq WL110. The computer is a Compaq Presario 1722EA. Anyway all the other distros. RH 8, 9, fedora Core 1, MDK 9.2, SUSE 9, Debian Woody, Sarge...

Works perfectly.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 04:39 AM   #8
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that's strange, i know i had problems with my wireless, it would say failed on bootup however it still worked once i logged into X... perhaps it's a bug in mandrake?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 08:08 AM   #9
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I had a similar problem with Mandrake not recognizing my pcmcia ethernet card after rebooting even though it was properly configured. The problem was that the module for the pcmcia socket was not getting loaded, specifically the module yenta_socket , to fix this I had to add the line :
yenta_socket
to the bottom of my modprobe.preload file located in the /etc directory. /etc/modules.preload is a text file that lists all the modules that will get loaded at boot, it was previously modules.conf that held this list of modules but that changed with the new 2.6.x series kernels I believe.

If the above suggestion does not offer a solution to your problem post the results for the command lsmod and the contents of your /etc/modprobe.preload

Or if the addition of the yenta_socket module to your /etc/modules.preload works post back and describe what you did so others can learn from your experience.

Last edited by Grasshopper; 05-03-2004 at 08:10 AM.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 02:27 PM   #10
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I had a similar problem, everything worked on the first boot. But after that I have had problem with several modules, including USB, network and CDROM.

I found a solution... I just ran
# depmod -a
and this solved all module problems.
 
Old 06-03-2004, 07:19 PM   #11
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FYI

I also have run across similar problems. I recently installed Mandrake 10. On the initial install my PCMCIA wireless card was recognized and configured correctly. However, on each reboot the card was re-detected and needed to be configured again. Then, several weeks later the card failed to even auto-detect. I followed the instructions in this thread with success!

1. I added "yenta_socket" to /etc/modprobe.preload
2. I ran the command "depmod -a"

After a reboot everything works. I'm not familiar with linux configurations, so I have no idea what the above commands actually do...and am not sure even which step actually resolved the problem. However, I have happy to report my problem solved thanks to everyone in this forum.

Gateway 600x laptop
Linksys WP11 wireless PCMCIA
Mandrake 10 Official
 
Old 06-04-2004, 05:22 AM   #12
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You guys saved me from another day of long a** kicking

thank you
 
Old 06-20-2004, 08:34 PM   #13
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it worked

grasshopper,
thanks! adding the yenta_socket to modprobe.preload worked for me too!
out of curiosity, how did you figure out that that was the problem?
-R
 
Old 06-22-2004, 04:07 PM   #14
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Horray!

I don't know why that worked, but thanks for posting it. I had yenta_socket listed in lsmod after a fresh install, but it wasn't in modprobe. I guess adding it and running depmod does the trick!
 
  


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