Quote:> I recently installed mandrake 9.0. Everything looks good except that it
> will not connect to the internet. I went through the drakconnect wizard
> several times. The first time I used DHCP, and supplied no information
> about my own ip, just the ip of the DHCP server. This did not work. Next,
The IP of the DHCP server? What use is that when your machine doesn't have
an IP in the first place?
Quote:> I tried using a static ip (since it doesnt change unless i change
> etc). Again this FAILED. When I run ifconfig, it seems that I have not
> been assigned an ip. I tried monkeying with ifconfig and route, and was
> able to ping other computers on the network including the DNS, but still
> was unable to connect to the internet.
I haven't used Mandrake so I don't know what any of those wizards do but we
need more info about your network. I assume from the fact that you can ping
other machines on a network that you have two network cards in your Linux
machine. When you do ifconfig, do you see both? Mandrake may not be
activating the one you use to access the internet. I say this because I know
that by default RedHat only sets up one network card and you have to
activate the other manually, and Mandrake may be similar.
Is it even trying to obtain an IP? Is it even detecting the network card?
What do the logs say? (/var/log/messages, or any seperate dhcp logs if you
have them). Try this: 'cat /var/log/dmesg | grep eth' (without quotes). On
mine this shows that the kernel recognises my NIC's:
eth0: NatSemi DP8381 at 0xe0800000, 00:40:f4:38:e5:33, IRQ 12.
eth1: NatSemi DP8381 at 0xe0802000, 00:40:f4:38:e3:c4, IRQ 10.
Anyway, need more info...