I am a new convert trying to get my system set up. I have an Advent 3G P4
machine, with a dual disc, dual boot Win XP and RedHat 9 srtup. RH was a
dream to install and cae up flawlessly first time. However - I can't get my
Cable modem to work properly. It kind of works - in that it let me download
100Meg of updates from RHN, I can ping anysite, run tracert etc..... BUT -
most of the time, it just does't want to connect to any websites.
I have tried many settings already, and everything looks fine. I can
activate and disactivate the modem and watch its lights go on and off, and
as I say, it will transfer data and pings fine. The modem is a Terayon
TeraJet 210, provided by NTL in the UK. It does have an Ethernet port as
well as USB, but for some reason that does not work. For some reason, the
NTL setup (it''s a wireless link for 512M broadband) doesn't allow it. I
cannot get the modem to work via Ethernet to any computer - not just this
On boot, everything looks like the machine has talked to the DHCP machine
and running ifconfig shows eth0 as up and running, and being my cable modem.
Fien so far.
If I launch Moz, or Konqueror and type in an URL, the modem light blinks,
and it almost looks like the cable modem is getting it's first chunk of
data. Then most of the time, it chokes to a halt. However - sometimes, very
rarely, it works fine and completes the whole page. The success rate is
maybe 1 in 100.
I've also tried setting up various mail accounts and using other pieces of
internet software to check - and this same behaviour seems to happen with
them all. Almost like whatever server the modem is talking to is allowing it
just to get the first few bytes of the data, then shuts down the
flow.....then the machine just keeps waiting. It doesn't seem to timeout
There are a couple of strage things I see that may indicate problems. The
first is that on the boot splashscreen, it says "Welcome to DHCP-XX-X". Now
I thought my localhost name was set to something other than that.
A little later on, it says "DHCP-XX-X could not be found on the internet,
this will affect Gnome applications. Adding DCHP-X-X to your /etc/host file
may solve this (although it doesn't seem to)Try again or just continue?"
Hit continue and everything loads up.
The second oddity is that whenever I try to use the Network control panel, I
get the "eth0 has alias to CDCEther in modules.conf instead of currently
loaded CDC Ethrnet Class". However - if i run listmod, it says that CDCEther
IS in fact loaded.
What's more. This modem works flawlessy in Windows. I was so pleased to get
my linux box up and running so painlessly and really hope that I can get
this bug sorted out as right now I have to reboot to WIndows to send mail
and do usenet....
A little more data to add to the above if it's any help:
I changed the startup level to 3 to boot up without X, and now see the
following message every couple of seconds or so.....
"usb-uhci.c interrupt, status 3, frame XXX"
This indicates to me that something is wrong with the usb-uhci module ? Any
Any ideas ?? Let me know if any particular log results would be useful in