On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, Matt Williams wrote:
I'm trying to get my pcmcia lan card working in my vaio laptop.
The card is a 3 com and is supported by suse 7.3.
When I boot with the card in the pcmcia services start ok (two high beeps)
and the boot continues onto the last item, but when it tries to start X the
screen stays blank.
If I remove the card at this stage the system carries on and boots into X. If
I login and insert the card and try to ping my local network I get
destination unreachable. I can start and stop rcpcmcia successfully but if I
try ifconfig eth0 down up the machine locks.
If I boot without the card in and login as a user the same thing happens.
However, if I boot without the card, login as root and insert the card the
network, the card works straight away (without having to restart rcpcmcia
I can then logout and log back in as a user and all is well.
I'm hazarding a guess that it's a name resolution problem. Could you
describe the networking setup (hostname, IP addresses, use of DHCP,
entries in /etc/hosts and /etc/resolv.conf etc)?