I'm a new linux desktop user, but have been using linux in the web
server environment for a while now (have not configured things such as
networking, but have configured apache, and the like).
I installed Mandrake 8.0 from the ISOs on a Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop
and so far I do like the KDE and Gnome desktop managers. After a bit
of wrangling with the video card (turns out the xserver was using a
different config file than I was editing), I am up and running with
I have tried linuxconf, the mandrake control and netconf to configure
my LINKSYS PCMPC100 PCMCIA card to point to my Linksys router
(Befsr41). The router is set to be a dhcp server. One of my many
questions is what device do I use for my PCMCIA card. I have tried
eth0, eth1 and dummy0 (the help mentioned this). None seem to work.
When I boot I hear the PCMCIA beeps (two of them) and the lights are
lit on the card and router. Ping gives unknown host. I set the gateway
to 192.168.1.1 and checked the enable box, subnet to 255.255.255.0,
supposed to be using?