Solved

100 pts to get road runner in Linux

Posted on 2001-09-17
5
209 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Running Mandrake 8.1 beta 3. Compaq nc3121 fast ehternet module eepro100 and a netgear rp114 websafe router.  can't ping the router, can't bring up network through ifup eth0, can't access internet.  This connection ran with Mandrake 7,2 but hasn't worked since with or without the netgear router.  The same setup works fine on my dual boot machine under win98.  

Thank you for your help,
Miki
0
Comment
Question by:miki92
  • 3
5 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:bptacek
ID: 6492307
take the ip that you get from dhcp  in win98(winipcfg) and make it a static IP in your Linux.  It just may not be contacting the dhcp server right.  Make sure you get the IP address, IP Gateway, and subnet mask from the win98 box, and then just enter it in as a static on your linux box.
0
 

Author Comment

by:miki92
ID: 6492476
I thought it might work, but it didn't.  The Internet configuration wizard in Mandrake always says the network's down and when I run ifup eth0, i now get a message saying SIOCSIFFLAGS  and something to the effect of illegal operation.  Still no connection.  Thanks anyway for your comments.  Any others out there.
Miki
0
 

Author Comment

by:miki92
ID: 6495499
I thought it might work, but it didn't.  The Internet configuration wizard in Mandrake always says the
network's down and when I run ifup eth0, i now get a message saying SIOCSIFFLAGS  and something to the
effect of illegal operation.  Still no connection.  Thanks anyway for your comments.  Any others out
there.
Miki
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 150 total points
ID: 6497488
My guess, without having 'hands on the box', is that you might be experiencing a resource conflict involving the NIC. Just because it worked with an earlier verion of Mandrake doesn't mean that it will with this later version. I don't think that your earlier installation had support for USB and if your system has a USB controller it could well a cause of a resource conflict.

Check for a resource conflict by examining the output of 'dmesg | grep -i irq', the contents of /proc/interrupts, and the contents of /proc/pci. If there's any other device using the same IRQ as the NIC is using there'll be trouble. Fixing a resource conflict can be something of a bear. I start by making sure that PnP mode is disabled in the system BIOS. Sometimes moving cards to different slots will help. As will disabling onboard devices that aren't necessary. In extreme cases I've had to change one or more cards (like video, or NIC) to a different brand.

Also, you are using a pre-release version of Mandrake. It's entirely possible that this beta is simply broken for your configuration. I'd suggest that you might have a greater chance of success with a release version, like 8.0.
0
 

Author Comment

by:miki92
ID: 6518688
You were absolutely right!  I changed to a slightly different chipset on the intel ethernet card and put it in a different slot and it worked great!  Thanks,
Miki
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Join & Write a Comment

In this tutorial I will explain how to make squid prevent malwares in five easy steps: Squid is a caching proxy for the Web supporting HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and more. It reduces bandwidth and improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-…
Introduction We as admins face situation where we need to redirect websites to another. This may be required as a part of an upgrade keeping the old URL but website should be served from new URL. This document would brief you on different ways ca…
Connecting to an Amazon Linux EC2 Instance from Windows Using PuTTY.
This demo shows you how to set up the containerized NetScaler CPX with NetScaler Management and Analytics System in a non-routable Mesos/Marathon environment for use with Micro-Services applications.

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now