I recently upgraded from Red Hat 5.2 to Mandrake 6.0 on my dual-boot system. Here's my problem: The NE2000 compliant NIC that works fine in Windows and worked like a charm in Red Hat won't do a thing in Mandrake.
I'm on a peer-to-peer network with another computer, and the other box proxies out the internet connection, my machine is assigned the IP of 192.168.1.1 and the other one is 192.168.1.2
Here's what happens in Linux:
- ping 127.0.0.1 (localhost) works fine
- ping 192.168.1.1 works fine
- ping 192.168.1.2 locks, have to Ctrl-C to stop it. Does not do a "Timeout" or anything.
route displays my routing table, the first 3 lines, then locks like ping does.
route -n works fine, but includes some information about 192.168.1.0 which I haven't done anything to, I haven't even entered anything on that IP.
I've turned off every startup service but network, ypbind, and inet. No Samba, no nfs, etc.
Any Suggestions? This has happened the same way even after reinstalling Mandrake 3 times.