First I want to thank everyone for helping me out. I posted a question about setting up a
linux router for my home network some time back. Everyone's suggestions helped, and
I eventually found some tutorials over at Yolinux.com
that helped me get a handle on
As for my questions, they are a little off topic, but I thought people here might know, if
I recently tried to put an NIC in my Linux Powermac. It was a PCI card so I thought it
would work, but it was also being sold for PC systems only(including Linux OS). After I
put it in, my other computer couldn't be ping'd or connect the the Internet
through the router. I thought a setting was off or something until I decided to replace
the cable. Then everything worked fine. I'm writing this email through the other
So my question is this; was my card simply defective, or is there a significant difference
between PCI cards for PCs, and PCI cards for Macs? SuSE found the card with little
prompting; I was able to designate it eth1 and give it an IP. Occassionally I'd have
to reboot when the system was just starting up, but that was it.
Next, could the card have fried my Ethernet cable? I find it hard to believe, but it was
definitely working fine before I installed the NIC. Regardless, can the cable be fixed,
or is it now junk?
Again, I know these questions are off-topic, but I'm a newbie to linux and
networking, so I thought someone might be able to fill me in.
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