Reply to: Scotia, Re: Mandriva Internet Connection Failure
Can not really see the cause of the problem.
I recommend reading articles where others have had similar probs.
Try some of the things that they tried that worked.
Some things you can do:
1. su to root, using careful typing while at root
2. Make a working directory where you can keep information.
mkdir /home/work; chmod 700 /home/work; cd /home/work
3. Confirm that eth0 is xmit/rcv:
Q: for eth0, do you see TX and RX (transmit/receive) numbers greater than zero?
date > netdev; ifconfig -a >> netdev; less netdev
4. You can check your modules blacklist to see if your NIC is blacklisted.
A. Check if the ethernet controller is blacklisted.
date > modblacklist; modprobe -c |grep blacklist >> modblacklist; less modblacklist
If it the module is blacklisted, then it can be commented out in file (/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist). Make a backup of the file first.
You can install the module. See the manual.
5. Get info regarding your nic:
date > pcidev; lspci -v >> pcidev; less pcidev
or: date > pcidev; lspcidrake -v >> pcidev; less pcidev
Read pertinent amongst some of the following:
A Linux manual:
Linux Online - Documentation
Linux Online - Linux Loadable Kernel Module HOWTO
A Mandrake manual I was able to find:
Some Mandriva 2009 errata, internet connection (read this):
2009.0 Errata - Mandriva Community Wiki
8.4 Slow or no internet response (particularly web browsing)
Check the msg from vinko, Jan 17 2007, 11:22 PM, a DNS config resolution:
MandrivaUsers.org > Upgrade problems: 192.168.1.1 OK, but no internet
Another possibility, a configuration choice:
Mandriva Forum >> downloaded free. installed it. and now I don't have internet
Posted by: AndrewHethorn, PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:01 am Post subject:
snip: Search there for timestamp=0
Info about ipv6:
Get IPv6 Now with Freenet6
The Mandriva 2009 eth bug:
The Official Mandriva Blog Blog Archive Notification: major bug in all Mandriva Linux 2009 pre-releases
Some reads for inet configuration:
Setting Up Services
Just a recommendation, get Frenzy for testing - you will like it.
I use the extended version.
You can download/use it free here:
Project Frenzy - FreeBSD-based LiveCD
And one last thought: if Mandriva 2009 inet is not functional, try Debian/Etch - see if it fits.
I was able to download a single cdrom iso of Debian/Etch, burn it to cdrom, booted it, installed with ease.
You can easily install more packages/programs over the internet using Synaptic.
I had the internet working very quickly after configuring the nic/LAN.
This is the best distro I have experienced. (I have used Mandrake 8.2 and 10.)