I've just installed FC4 on an old-ish samsung laptop with this onboard ethernet controller:
Intel Corporation 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 08)
Initially I had the laptop working with a wireless PCMCIA card fine, but now I need it to use the ethernet controller (which I'd expected to be far easier than messing with ndiswrapper & WPA for wireless).
The light on my hub doesn't show a connection and mii-tool reports "eth0: no link" but every 2 seconds the light flashes - is this a clue to what's going on?
I've tried 3 different cables and other ways of connecting it to my home network but no luck. Pretty sure it's something to do with the laptop.
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:F0:67:31:AF
inet addr:10.0.0.6 Bcast:10.255.255.255 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: fe80::200:f0ff:fe67:31af/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:43 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:4 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:4
RX bytes:4738 (4.6 KiB) TX bytes:168 (168.0 b)
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
169.254.0.0 * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
10.0.0.0 * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
default 10.0.0.138 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
Please help me get on to my network
Thanks for any help
from dmesg i get many occurrences of this:
e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link up, 10MBps, half-duplex
e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link down
i presume this explains the hub light flashing? (yes it is an old 10Mbps hub)