A very annoying problem. Basically mandrake detects my network card but can't find a connection.
The network card is: Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
This is connected firstly to a Netgear 5 port ethernet switch.
the switch is connected to a Netgear RP614v2 (Broadband Router).
It wont get a connection and i don't know why. All of my windows machines are fine with this connection, and i have tried using an alternative network card to see if the network card was the problem. But the same error occurs.
When mandrake loads up it fails the ETH0 test.
I have attempted multiple times confugiring the network anyway but nothing changes.
My router acts as a dhcp server, so i would have thought the operating system would have automatically detected the settings and been issued an ip, but is hasn't.
My other slackware machine is connected fine, so i don't see what the problem is.
Can anybody help?
I too have a similar problem with mandrake 10.1 . my cable modem(motorola) is detected, eth0 interface is UP but cant access internet. it has detected my VIA Rhine ethernet card. tried drakconnect but to no avail. i already posted this question along with detailed outputs of ifconfig and dhclient in this forum, but no one has responded yet.
One of thing for both of you try...
In MCC, there's an option to enable network hotplugging. It's a feature that's enabed by defualt, but really is only needed if you're using PCMCIA cards and even then it's not really nesecary. Try disabling it. I know that in the past, it's been buggy and has caused DHCP to time out.
Let me know if that works.
My eth0 fails at bootup, and through the mcc as well, although it shows the correct on-board lan connection, and has the proper module (sk98lin) loaded. I have tried turning off hotplugging, still no internet.
Not sure what to try next.
I've seen several people mention that enabling the noapic option at bootime also solves this problem.
The big suggestion is: If it doesn't work in MCC, try doing it manually.
how do you enable noapic?
There's an option in the boot section of MCC.
Your a star!
Selecting "Force no APIC" was the solution to my problem.
Thank you so much!