Mandrake 9.2 holding network setting
Okay so i open up mandrake control center and i click the setup lan and internet settings.
I put all the details into the boxes for the gateway pc and i give it a static IP. Internet comes up when i tell it to activate the device...
But then i click apply. It drops off the internet and i cant ping. I cant seem to hold the settings... i am able to stay connected while i havnt clicked the OK or the apply button, but as soon as i do that it says 'installing packages' and thats the end of the internet session for the day.
So the interface is called eth0 and the ip is 192.168.0.160 the driver is 8139too and the status is up - this is all when i click configure Local Area Network... and click activate now.
After i do that and i want to apply the settings, it installs packages and state turns to down. All firewalls are off.
If anyone could please help with advice on how to make the status permanantly on i would appreciate it.