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Old 04-05-2001
Hammer & Screwdriver

I am trying to set up my internet connection for my unix system and cannot seem to do it. I have a optimum on line service, and use a cable modem, with a usb. The 3 com ethernet card in my Gateway Labtop is recognized but when I hook up the usb and try and connect the usb is unrecognized. I have tried to change the IP address and domaine name but it does not work seeing as I don't really know how to do so. Is it just a matter of changing the IP address? Can anyone help? Thank you in advance,

# 2  
Old 04-05-2001
OH yeah and I'm using Red Hat, Linux 7 Kernel 2.2.16-22 thanks again if anyone can help. I do have the domaine name and server number.

[Edited by kdelph on 04-05-2001 at 05:45 PM]
# 3  
Old 04-06-2001
Here is a page I put together for a friend of mine some time ago detailing how to configure a Linux box for $Home service.
I'm not sure what you are using the USB port for. You will need a crossover cable between the hub/cable modem and a straight through cable between the NIC in the PC and the hub. I hope this helps.
# 4  
Old 04-06-2001
Hammer & Screwdriver

Thank you for your help only problem is that I'm using KDE instead of GNOME, any suggestions? Thanks again.
# 5  
Old 04-10-2001

This address was a great help but it is still not working, when I try and act the changes I have made setting up my IP Address etc. I get this message error cannot act changes things to do :

Executing: \etc\rc3.d\s60lpd start

I have no clue what this means and also when I boot up I get a failed message for

Bringing up interface eth0: Delaying eth0 initialization


I'm not sure this must mean my card is not working or set up properly any suggestions on what I can do?

Thanks Monkette
# 6  
Old 04-12-2001
This is actually not a failure in Redhat(on laptop). it means that this network interface will not be initialized until after the PCMCIA network device is configured. Networking seems to work OK despite the message.

It's caused by Linux trying to start the network interface before it loads the PCMCIA drivers. You can overcome this by changing a couple of entries in /etc/rc.d/rc3.d (if you boot direct to X then rc5.d) simply rename SXXpcmcia script to SNNpcmcia script where NN is a lower number than SXXnetwork. so that pcmcia script now run before network script.

if you are not familiar with rc.d scripts you should avoid playing with it and ignore this failure message(network is OK). and if you think network is not working there may be number of reason. please check /var/log/messages file and see whether anything is being logged that is regarding delaying of the eth0. and please post those errors here.

# 7  
Old 04-13-2001

When I went to the rc3.d directory the PCMCIA was S45PCMICIA
in the rc3.d directory it was the same there is also a file called S60lpd in both which is what has been givng me problems. I'm not sure weather to compy the S45PCMICIA and name it SNNPCMCIA and then delete the other one or what to do???

As for the var/log/messages

When I type it it says bash: /var/log/messages: Permission denied.

I am logged on as Root

Any suggestions? Thanks
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