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Re: PCMCIA - Please help

On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 06:43:36PM +0200, Søren Neigaard wrote:
| I have a Dell Inspiron 7500 with a Xircom CardBus Ethernet 100 + Modem
| 56 (Ethernet Interface).
| I can't get my networt up and running. I have at no time specified
| that Debian should use the xirc2ps driver, and I don't know where I do
| this.
| If I run "/usr/sbin/psnetconfig", it asks me to specify "frame type",
| and I don't know what that is.

I don't know of this program.

| If I do a "ifconfig eth0", I get this:
| eth0  Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:A4:B8:5C:61
|       RX packets:65 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
|       TX packets:50 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
|       Collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
|       Interrop:11 Base address:0x400
| Is this good or bad?

It is good, but not complete.  For example right now with this
Inspiron 7500 (3Com PCMCIA NIC) I get :

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:DA:AC:3B:BD  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:874 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:833 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          RX bytes:106469 (103.9 Kb)  TX bytes:73303 (71.5 Kb)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x3000 

You will notice that I have an IP address associated with the
interface in addition to the packet history information.

| Please help me, I'm a newbie and I have no idea on how to fix this.

Do you have anything in /etc/network/interfaces?  At the moment the
only things I have that are not commented out are :

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet dhcp

That tells the 'ifup' command that I want to use DHCP to obtain an IP
address.  I must also run 'ifup eth0' as root after booting.  Don't
put "auto eth0" in the file -- the pcmcia stuff is started after the
network stuff so the auto will hang your system (until you press ^C or
probably until it times out).

Once you get that in place you will need to set up DNS.  I think
dhcpcd, etc, should set /etc/resolv.conf automatically but it doesn't
seem to do it for me.  I have /etc/resolv.conf looking like :

# Work.

# Home.  Should change it to work with my machine as gateway.
#domain frontiernet.net

# School.
#domain rit.edu
domain se.rit.edu

Since I'm at school right now I have only the last section
uncommented.  When I switch locations I simply move the #'s around.


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