Mandrake 10.1 hangs on network service
I installed Mandrake Linux 10.1 Official, but during boot when loading the Network Service, the system hangs/crashes. (I also had this problem with x86-64 10.1 RC1 edition, but I thought it was a bug so I reformatted the hard drive and installed the 32-bit 10.1 Official).
I can get into KDE if I bypass loading the network service. The system seems to run fine except I cannot access the internet (obviously!). If I try to enable the network service from the control center the system hangs, but if open a shell and enter:
> ifup eth0
I get access to the internet but the Network Service is still disabled, and other tasks, like opening the home directory in KDE, become excruciatingly slow.
When I installed the OS, I setup the network as DHCP. I also tried setting it up manually, but the same problem exists. I've tried setting up the connection as "LAN" and as "Cable" and I have disabled network hotplugging, but nothing works.
I have an AMD Athlon64 3000+ with VIA K8T800Pro chipset with a VIA Gigabit LAN. I access the internet through a cable modem with a router.
Any ideas? What other information do I need to supply? Thanks.