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
| 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
| UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
| 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:126.96.36.199 Bcast:188.8.131.52 Mask:255.255.255.128
UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:874 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:833 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
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 :
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 :
# Home. Should change it to work with my machine as gateway.
Since I'm at school right now I have only the last section
uncommented. When I switch locations I simply move the #'s around.