Hello, I have spent the last 48 hrs trying to get linux to work with my cable modem, and so far I am unsuccessful.
First, A little about my settings, ect.
1. im running mandrake 6.5(red hat 6.1)
2. I have an Asante 10NIC-PCI ethernet card (it was detected as a 'tulip' card)
3. I am trying to connect to a cable modem ISP that uses DHCP (mediaone/roadrunner, and no, I have never had to 'log in')
4. In Linuxconf I set up my default gateway and DNS info using info obtained from winipcfg
5. I then set up my host name as 'alex' (i just made it up, do I have to find 'what it really is' and put it in as my host name?)
6. I then set up my 1 and only ethernet card to use the tulip kernel module (it told me in installation it was a tulip card), set net device to eth0, and enabled DHCP
This is the error message I ended up getting at boot:
Determining IP info for eth0 via DHCP....
I then tried to open netscape to see if it was lying to me, but it wasnt and netscape immediately gave me an error about not being able to find such and such host
So then I tried this out...
I thought maybe it was an IRQ or I/O conflict so I went back into linuxconf and tried vaious IRQs like 11,12, and 13. along with various I/Os like 0x300, 0x240, 0x260. When I modified and IRQ and I/O fields then rebooted I got this error:
Delaying eth0 initialization [FAILED]
I then opened up netscape with the same results.
Here are possible things that are causing my problem:
1. Host Name- I just typed 'alex' in the host name field, is there anywhere I can look to find out what I need to put in there, or does it matter?
2. IRQ or I/O conflicts- I tried various IRQs and I/Os, but I am new to Linux and don't know how to find out what IRQ and I/O devices are using, so I may have been using IRQs that are taken.
3. Driver Problems- Linux detected my Asante 10NIC-PCI as a 'tulip' card, could there be problems with this, is it really a tulip card? should i look on the net for drivers?
4. PUMP or DHCPD- I have heard people suggest to others with DHCP problems to obtain and install things called PUMP and DHCPD to stop DHCP problems. Should I try this? and if I should, where can I find these programs?
remember,I'm totally new to Linux so don't make your answers too technical