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    Yet another newbie, networking problem...


    Hi,

    I'm a complete newbie - and still I've just installed Mandrake Linux 9.1...
    My problem is as follows... I have windows xp installed on a seperate partition on my hdd, and form windows my internet connection works perfectly fine... And in Linux I simply can't sem to make it work...
    What I have, is an ADSL conection which goes through a router (Cisco 677) with a static IP, address...
    I've tried to configure it through the "mandrake control center", using the wizard, though also through linuxconf... And yet nothing seems to work...
    The info I have from my service provider includes:
    my lan IP
    my gateway's (the router) ip
    Primary and secondary DNS
    and subnetmask

    It should be just a trivial setup, though I just can't make it work...
    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks in advance

    Kris

    P.S. Pardon my spelling - I'm not only a Windows user - I'm Danish too...
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    dhcpd eth0


    assuming you have your network card drivers installed
    try this dhcpd eth0 as root ofcourse
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    in the following,
    replace 10.0.0.2 with your IP
    replace 255.0.0.0 with your netmask
    replace 10.0.0.1 with your gateway/router IP
    replace 10.0.53.1 and 10.0.53.2 with your DNS server IPs


    # ifconfig eth0 10.0.0.2 netmask 255.0.0.0 up
    # route add default 10.0.0.1
    # echo 'nameserver 10.0.53.1' > /etc/resolv.conf
    # echo 'nameserver 10.0.53.2' >> /etc/resolv.conf


    If this doesn't work until you reboot, then you need to compile
    the driver for your network card into your kernel.


    # cd /usr/src/linux
    # make menuconfig
    # make dep clean bzImage
    # make modules modules_install


    and read the docs for your bootloader (lilo or whatever)
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    Unhappy tried... and failed!


    rfc791 --> I did as you said (almost), and here's the output...

    Before doing anything the 'ifconfig' and the 'route' looked like this:

    #eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10C:C3:2DA
    # UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    # RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    # TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    # collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    # RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    # Interrupt:19 Base address:0xec00
    #
    #lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    #
    # inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    # UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    # RX packets:58 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    # TX packets:58 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    # collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    # RX bytes:3808 (3.7 Kb) TX bytes:3808 (3.7 Kb)

    #Kernel IP routing table
    #Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref #Use Iface
    #127.0.0.0 * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo

    And pinging would only return "Network is unreachable"...

    After following you steps it looked like this:

    #eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10C:C3:2DA
    # inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    # UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    # RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    # TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:13 overruns:0 carrier:0
    # collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
    # RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    # Interrupt:19 Base address:0xec00
    #
    #lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    # inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    # UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    # RX packets:101 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    # TX packets:101 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    # collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    # RX bytes:6736 (6.5 Kb) TX bytes:6736 (6.5 Kb)

    #Kernel IP routing table
    #Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
    #192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
    #127.0.0.0 * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
    #default 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

    And when trying to ping the router/gateway it looked like this (though, now I was able to ping my own IP):

    #PING 192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
    #From 192.168.1.2 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
    #From 192.168.1.2 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
    #From 192.168.1.2 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
    #
    #--- 192.168.1.1 ping statistics ---
    #3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2016ms
    #, pipe 3

    As you suggested I think the problem must be with the driver (since it works in win XP...) But how do I know what driver to use?? Cause Mandrake has automatically installed what appears to be the right driver..?
    My nic is a SiS 900 onboard lan interface - and that's even what mandrake is suggesting...?

    I'm really getting quite desperate now - So I hope someone will be able to come to my rescue..?

    Thanks in advance

    Kris - the desperate Dane

    P.S. If you think you need more info in order to help me - then please let me know!!
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    I no longer think you have a driver problem.

    try simply


    # ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up


    after a reboot and then see if you can't


    # ping 192.168.1.1


    You can ping it from your other O/S, right?
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    It finally works...


    Hi,

    Finally made it work...

    Apparently I had to boot with no apic...
    Why I have to do so, I don't know - but apparently some other guy had the same problem with the same nic...

    But thanks for your help, it was much appreciated!

    Kris

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