strange results involving functionality of ethernet and wireless
About a week ago, my ethernet card stopped working, but i
figured out that it still worked in Windoze98 and in Morphix.
a few days later, my wireless pcmcia card stopped working too, but
again, it works in windoze98 and in Morphix.
I have re-installed mandrake 10.1 twice with the original cds I had,
then finally with a newly downloaded DVD, and there is no change in
this behavior. I have tried all the configuration methods I know of
and still no go, however Morphix has them working totally effortlessly,
just like it used to be in Mdk 10.1.
some additional info...
the machine in question in a IBM thinkpad T22 that I use both at home,
off a network and at work on the net, I am somewhat of a n00b, but use Linux as my primary OS 99.5% of the time.
here at work, I am setting up an apache server, an FTP server and an
email server on a seperate machine(s) but have installed various programs to my laptop temporarily, to simply investigate them and read the docs. I have no-doubt done some stupid, dangerous stuff from a security standpoint on this machine like running gui as root, etc.
I figured that a reformat would handle whatever crap I could get myself into, but here is the thing- to protect myself from data loss, I have the large
majority of my disk partitioned as /mnt/uzr where I keep everything I do not
want lost- music, pictures, my personal files etc, no programs or anything
just files, this way when I reinstall, I leave this partition alone and mount it again in the new installation... works beautifully.
I am wondering however if my issues could be stemming from something hiding on this partition. I have looked through every single folder twice
and there is nothing out of the ordinary of unrecognizable.
I have run rkhunter and another root-kit checker without results.
I know little about security issues but obviously need to learn.
can someone give me some advice, suggestions, ideas, anything!?
this is very perplexing