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Old 16th August 2004, 08:29 AM
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Can't ping with my ethernet card

Hello everybody !

I've got 2 computers (1 XP Pro, 1 Linux FC2). Both have an 3Com Boomerang ethernet card. I linked those computers by a crossover cable. Both have a static IP ( for the XP and for the FC2 both with netmask
With my FC2, the card is recognized and correctly activated (ifconfig gives my correct informations & ipup doesn't cause any problem and confirmed by graphical interface).
I tried to interchange the network cards, no change !
I tried to connect my FC2 to my ethernet modem ( with a normal cable because I thought it's maybe my crossover cable which is dead, but no luck again !!!
Moreover, the FC2 firewall is disactivated.
Did I forget to configure something ?

Could help me please ???
Thanx in advance !
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Old 16th August 2004, 06:21 PM
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check out https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=107389 and see if the information applies....
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Old 16th August 2004, 06:56 PM
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Sorry but I can't understand whats the problem. You connect both of the computers in cross cable and the XP computer do not respone to pings?
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Old 17th August 2004, 07:27 AM
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Thanks Flim Flam for this tip ! I saw something about 3c59x module on a HP Vectra (like my LinBox). I'll try to disable Kudzu and do an "insmod" in rc.sysinit of this module as explained on Bugzilla. I'll reply if good or not.
For PsyGhost, you understood right. My XP (cross cable) and my ethernet modem (normal cable) don't respond to ping or any other request.
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Old 18th August 2004, 09:18 AM
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Didn't work... I think I will buy a new network card and different than a 3Com, maybe I'll be luckier !
Or do you have another idea ?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 18th August 2004, 10:17 AM
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Some ways to help you

1) on the linux vectra (is it a XA model?), launch network configuration interface (command system-config-network in a xterm or use graphic interface), select the ethernet configuration.
Select eth0 (or x), select use dhcp selection + option "use automatic information from your
DNS provider). In this case,you are sure that your linux computer could connect to any network.
Active the ethernet port

2) For the XP side, I am not a specialist, but:
- Windows use a service call "lan manager" to share informations through a
network (is it the netbios protocol? I do not know).

- In order to share informations between your linux and XP ones, You must
install the same service on the linux computer. This service is called Samba.
I am not a specialist of Samba, so you could have a look to the forum for
further informations.

Note: i am interested to the final solution, thanks & good luck


Last edited by kaelig; 18th August 2004 at 10:27 AM.
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