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Hello Everybody, I'm new here to the forums (and Linux in general actually) and was hoping that you all could help me with a problem I'm having. I recently put ...
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    Mandrake Internet Problems


    Hello Everybody,
    I'm new here to the forums (and Linux in general actually) and was hoping that you all could help me with a problem I'm having. I recently put together a new computer, and since I had a large hard drive, decided to make it a duel boot system. On one partition, I'm running WinXP home and on this one I'm running Mandrake 10.1. Everything seems to be working fine, except the internet. I can access the internet, and get around well enough, but the connection is mind numbingly slow. I have a cable connection, and its nice and fast on the WinXP partition, so I very much doubt thats the problem. Originally, I assumed it was a driver problem (my mobo has an integrated network card) because I couldn't get the mobo's driver disk to boot in Linux (its a .exe, those don't work round these parts, do they?). After some serching, it looks like I probabily wouldn't even need a new driver, since the kernal is kept so up to date. Long story short, I guess, does this sound like it might be a driver problem? If it is, how would I go about finding/installing some Linux drivers?

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    Update

    Allright, I suppose this might be a bit premature since no one has replied, but my question has changed. I went on to nVidia's website and found a nForce driver that appears to be the one for my board's network capabilities. When i try to install it, it asks for my kernel's source code, which is uninstalled. I'm using Mandrake 10.1, where can I find the source and how would I install it?

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    You can install the kernel-source from the CD's using Mandrake Control Center, but I wouldn't really do that just yet. Try this first:
    Make sure you have the two following lines in your /etc/modprob.conf file:

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    alias ipv6 off
    alias net-pf-10 off
    This seems to be a common problem with 10.1 Official
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    After taking a quick look at the file, it doesn't look like those lines are there. Is there any specific place they should be added, or is just at the end fine?

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    Where ever. You'll need to restart your system afterwards.



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    I added those lines and it doesn't seem to be working.
    Heres what my modprobe.conf looks like now, does it look alright?
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    # This file is autogenerated from /etc/modules.conf using generate-modprobe.conf command
    
    install scsi_hostadapter /sbin/modprobe sata_via; /bin/true
    alias eth0 forcedeth
    remove snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe -r snd-pcm-oss; /sbin/modprobe --first-time -r --ignore-remove snd-intel8x0
    install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --first-time --ignore-install snd-intel8x0 && { /sbin/modprobe snd-pcm-oss; /bin/true; }
    alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0
    install usb-interface /sbin/modprobe ohci-hcd; /sbin/modprobe
    ehci-hcd; /bin/true;
    alias ipv6 off;
    alias net-pf-10 off
    Btw, thanks for the help, I know it sucks dealing with a newbie like myself

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    alias ipv6 off;

    Is the important line. It turns off ipv6. Try removing the semi-colon.

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    alias ipv6 off
    BTW... We're all newbies at one point, it doesn't suck to be one or help one.
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    Hi again,
    I fiddled around with that file again, and am still having no luck with it. I tried with semi-colons and withought semi's on one and not the other and just the ipv6 line by itself with and without the colons. I looked for the source code as well, which I think I am going to have to install. I went through Mandrake's software install software manager, and came up with nothing that looked like kernal source. One reason it might not be there is that I have 10.1 Community and not Official. Would they not package it with community? I don't really have anything of value on this partition with Linux so a fresh install is an option.

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    For sure upgrade to Official.

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    there is definately a kernel source package w/ Mdk. it is called kernel-source[version #, etc.].rpm. It should be there.

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