Re: laptop newbie pcmcia nightmare
apologies for wrong reply-to, that'll be "firstname.lastname@example.org"
that is, singular, not plural, same as the Kenneth Harker link.
Hope you find the other mail useful tho.
* Heather Stern * star@ many places...
On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 10:26:03PM +0100, antken wrote:
> thanks for that
> i have just wound out that the person that gave me the laptop had problems
> getting the pcmcia slots to work with windows 95 and above but it worded
> with windows 3.11 and 3.1
> so it would appear to be a problem with the hardware after all
> the laptop is a twinhead slimnote 875cx if you have heard of or know of a
> fix then please please let me know
> but thanks for your help so far i know know more about debian now than i
> did this morning!!
> At 12:49 PM 04/06/2002 -0700, you wrote:
> >On Tue, Jun 04, 2002 at 08:04:15PM +0100, Ant Ken wrote:
> >> hi,
> >> thanks for that
> >you're welcome, let's see how much further we can get you. I'm forwarding
> >this back onto the main list since the more heads that can be applied, the
> >...and besides that other people could stand to be able to learn the
> >too, sometime. Since I'm on the list proper I don't need two copies, so
> >not on the cc.
> >> it beeps twice ( two high frequency beeps ) as expected
> >> i have edited the
> >> network.opts file i cannot ping anything on my network and i cannot
> >ping it
> >> from other boxes on the network
> >okay, this suggests your netmask is wrong, your gateway is wrong, or its
> >ability to pick up DHCP isn't working. (which maybe as in really not
> >or as in being given wrong data.)
> >> the card works i know that because i use it in other laptops and it works
> >> fine there
> >> the light on the transceiver bit is flashing as it should as packets
> >> across the network from other machines
> >we'll take this as software rather than hardware, then.
> >> i am now stuck and dont know what to do
> >> please could you help me??
> >> thanks
> >> antken
> >Yes. Tell us whether you want to use DHCP or a static address, give the
> > ifconfig -a
> > route -n
> >from one of your other machines that works... and this one that doesn't...
> >and show us your current /etc/pcmcia/network.opts so we can tell if you
> >* Heather Stern * star@ many places...
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