Hi, I'm a new user to Linux and had a problem with setting up my
ethernet network connection.
I have a PCI fast ethernet DECchip 21140 based adapter, and I believe
it is made by DEC itself. Per the HOWTO, I loaded the tulip driver
module into my kernel. That worked fine, all the error messages on
boot up disappeared.
I set up the TCP/IP settings, which I am sure are correct, since I
have been using them for quite some time with Win95 networking.
My computer will ping itself fine, so I know that the loopback
settings are at least working fine. However, the computer
refuses to connect to the outside world. I cannot even ping my
There is no apparent reason for this error, I get no error messages
on boot or anytime else (even the "network unreachable" message
has disappeared). I am running dual OSs with Win95, and can
connect just fine with 95.
A possibly related symptom is that running "netstat -a" does not
work as expected. It prints out the setting for local and loopback,
and then locks up, forcing a ^C. I'm sure this is not its correct
If anyone has any clue as to what's been causing this problem,
I would really appreciate a reply. Thanks in advance.