Solved

100 pts to get road runner in Linux

Posted on 2001-09-17
5
214 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 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

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Over the last ten+ years I have seen Linux configuration tools come and go. In the early days there was the tried-and-true, all-powerful linuxconf that many thought would remain the one and only Linux configuration tool until the end of times. Well,…
Using 'screen' for session sharing, The Simple Edition Step 1: user starts session with command: screen Step 2: other user (logged in with same user account) connects with command: screen -x Done. Both users are connected to the same CLI sessio…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

740 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