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I just ran the Debian installer and now I'm in the process of configuring my system and downloading software. The problem is that I can't get any data to go ...
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    Complete lack of connectivity in Debian install


    I just ran the Debian installer and now I'm in the process of configuring my system and downloading software. The problem is that I can't get any data to go in or out of the computer. I've determined that the problem is not with the external network, because my laptop connects to the Internet just fine via the same jack. I installed with Sarge.

    The driver for my ethernet card (eth1) is sk98lin, and the driver appears in the output of lsmod.

    Here's some potentially useful command output:
    Code:
    # ifconfig eth1
    eth1   Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0F:EA:**:**:**
           inet addr:**.**.**.**  Bcast:**.255.255.255  Mask:255.0.0.0
           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
           RX bytes:0 (0.0b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0b)
           Interrupt:19 Memory:fb008000-0
    It strikes me as odd that absolutely no packets have been sent or received on this interface, and yet the light is flashing when I plug it into the wall.
    Code:
    # lspci | grep Ethernet
    0000:02:07.0 Ethernet controller: D-Link System Inc Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 11)
    0000:02:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adapter (rev 13)
    Code:
    # ping **.**.**.** (my DNS)
    connect: Network is unreachable
    Code:
    # dhclient eth1
    ...
    Listening on LPF/eth1/00:0f:ea:**:**:**
    Sending on   LPF/eth1/00:0f:ea:**:**:**
    Sending on   Socket/fallback/fallback-net
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 14
    ...
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database.
    
    Sleeping.
    Any thoughts?

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    er ... are you plugging in to the correct nic? have you tried both nic's ?
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    Yes, I've tried them both. Neither works out.

    Another interesting point is that when the cord is removed from the NIC and replaced, the output of dmesg | tail does not change. Shouldn't there be new messages recording "eth1 link up" and "eth1 link down"?

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