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  1. Downloaded it, checked the md5 sum, burnt it to disk, didn't work, burnt it to a new disk, hung up halfway through. Burnt it to a 3rd disk with a different (new) drive. At 75% it told me there was an "Unknown Installation Error". Tried to save the details but machine hung completely. I have tried burning it with K3b in linux and Nero and Burn4Free under windows XP and Vista so I don't think that is the problem. There seems to be something very odd about my setup and as near as I can determine, it is not a virus and I don't know of any odd hardware. I should point out that around three quarters of electrical or electronic purchases I make need to be repaired or replaced within a week. In the last 3 years this has been: a food processor (died after 2 days) , Misubishi television (dead on arrival), sky satellite box (DOA), this computer (motherboard failure), kettle (electric shocks), DVD recorder (would not record), washing machine (died halfway through first wash), alarm clock (reset to 0 instead of sounding alarm). The problem could just be me! :D Thanks for all your help. Dave
  2. It didn't and I dont!, but thanks anyway. Many thanks to everyone who has offered advice and assistance. Today I disconnected the modem and shut down shorewall completely as given above. The results were exactly the same as before. I am knocking this on the head now as there appears to be some basic incompatibility here that seems impossible to resolve and I do not have the patience, time or resources to pursue it further. I do not understand why Windows is assigned DHCP addresses in both the public and private network range but linux only gets them in the public range from exactly the same equipment but I suspect this is at the heart of the problem. Tried also today to set up VPN but the system just freezes at the Installing Packages stage so have decided that is a non starter. My congratulations to everyone who has managed to get a linux network going. I seem doomed to be stuck with Windows, which would be less irritating if it had not been so easy to set up networking with it! Dave
  3. Thank you everyone for your help. On examining the Windows (both XP and Vista) configurations, I note that I get a DHCP Server address of 192.168.1.3 (within the range for local network provided by viking777) on both machines, additionally labeled as IPv4 from Vista, but it would appear from the output of ifconfig that there there does not appear to be any such address in either of the linux setups, which is probably the problem. Is there some basic step in the setup of the network under linux that I am overlooking? Not being particularly knowledgeable I have taken the advice of the configuration tool and just kept defaults, which I am sure said to use DHCP configuration anyway. Dave
  4. Don't know whether this will help, but this is the configuration from the Windows Vista machine, which is talking to the XP machine. Sufijo DNS específico para la conexión: indalotv.net Descripción: Controladora de Gigabit Ethernet Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Dirección física: 00-19-21-78-34-51 Habilitado para DHCP: Sí IPv4 Dirección IP: 88.148.50.222 IPv4 Máscara de subred: 255.255.255.0 Concesión obtenida: miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2008 11:43:14 La concesión expira: domingo, 30 de marzo de 2008 10:19:53 IPv4 Puerta de enlace predeterminada: 88.148.50.1 IPv4 Servidor de DHCP: 192.168.1.3 IPv4 Servidores DNS: 212.0.114.244, 80.58.0.33, 212.230.255.1, 80.58.0.33 IPv4 Servidor WINS: Habilitado para NetBios a través de Tcpip: Sí Vínculo: dirección IPv6 local: fe80::b518:c010:de98:8a7d%8 IPv6 Puerta de enlace predeterminada: IPv6 Servidor DNS: (Sorry this is in Spanish, Sufijo is suffix, Dirección is address, Puerta is port, Enlace is connect, Máscara is mask, Habilitado is enabled, Vinculo is link, Predeterminada is default, A tráves is over (via), Red is net (subred=subnet) and I think the rest are either fairly obvious or unimportant). Perhaps I should be doing this via VPN rather than Samba? Here are the XP machine details: Physical Address: 00-20-18-A1-58-7D IP Address: 88.148.50.33 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway: 88.148.50.1 DHCP Server: 192.168.1.3 Lease Obtained: 26/03/2008 9:31:58 Lease Expires: 30/03/2008 8:08:38 DNS Servers: 212.0.114.244, 80.58.0.33, 212.230.255.1, 80.58.0.33 WINS Server: Hope this can help.
  5. Output from /etc/firewall/drakx.rules ACCEPT net fw udp 137,138,139,445,1024:1100,631 - ACCEPT net fw tcp 137,138,139,445,1024:1100,631 - ACCEPT net fw icmp 8 - Is there anything else I can do? Incidentally, when shutting down I get the message "Warning DISABLE IPV6=Yes in Shorewall.conf but this system does not appear to have IPV6 tables". I can't find Shorewall.conf anywhere and have no idea how to disable IPV6 tables anyway. Dave https://mandrivausers.org/style_emoticons/default/wall.gif
  6. Thanks for you help. This is copied from yesterday's entries in /var/log/messages: Mar 25 15:47:34 localhost drakfirewall[7966]: configuring shorewall to allow ports: 137/tcp 137/udp 138/tcp 138/udp 139/tcp 139/udp 445/tcp 445/udp 1024:1100/tcp 1024:1100/udp 631/tcp 631/udp 8/icmp and rules.drakx shows ACCEPT net fw udp 137,138,139,445,1024:1100,631 - ACCEPT net fw tcp 137,138,139,445,1024:1100,631 - ACCEPT net fw icmp 8 -
  7. No, I don't get any addresses in the ranges above when I run ifconfig, no, I don't have a router I have a network switch and as far as I know it doesn't provide NAT (whatever that is) and no, it is deifintely not a crossover cable. When switching off (both machines) I get a warning message that "shorewall.conf (something) IP6 but this machine does not appear to have IP6 tables". Neither can I find shorewall.conf on either machine. I don't know if it is relevant but the 2 machines have different IP addresses. Downstairs has 78.136.120.20 and upstairs has 88.148.50.166. These are the inet addr from ifconfig, so it looks as if I only have 2 Internet addresses and no local ones, although, as I said, it was simplicity itself to set up under Windows.
  8. Can you post the results of this from both Linux machines, and also ensure that Windows doesn't have a firewall enabled on it's network connections. chkconfig --list | grep -i :on then we'll see what services are enabled in Windows and running, maybe seeing iptables or shorewall somewhere in this list or even mandi-ifw. OK, here is the output and my observations. The problem with disabling firewalls is that my setup gives both machines direct access to the internet via a switchbox . This connects to a telephony modem which also gives me my telephone service via a microwave link to my ISP (no wires here in rural Spain). The same connections via ethernet ports also allow the lan, so opening the physical local network port also gives access to the internet. I notice both machines show a second virtual interface (lo) but have no idea how this works. With Windows I just had to set up the shares and it was up and running, even the printer. This is from the Downstairs machine acpi 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off acpid 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off alsa 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off atd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off avahi-daemon 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off consolekit 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off crond 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off cups 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off dkms 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off dm 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:on 6:off fuse 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off haldaemon 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off harddrake 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off hcfpci 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off hsf 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off httpd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off iptables 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off keytable 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off kheader 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off mandi 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off mdadm 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off messagebus 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off netfs 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off network 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off network-up 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off nfs-common 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off ntpd 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off numlock 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off partmon 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off pcscd 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off resolvconf 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off shorewall 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off smb 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off sound 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off syslog 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off system-tools-backends 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off vboxadd-timesync 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off webmin 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off wine 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off [root@localhost ~]# I note that lisa is not listed downstairs. It is definitely installed, but I have no idea how to get it running - it all happened automatically using 2007. And this from the upstairs machine. [root@localhost ~]# chkconfig --list | grep -i :on acpi 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off acpid 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off alsa 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off atd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off avahi-daemon 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off crond 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off ct_sync 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off cups 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off dm 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:on 6:off haldaemon 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off harddrake 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off iptables 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off keytable 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off kheader 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:off 5:on 6:off lisa 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off mandi 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off messagebus 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off netfs 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off network 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off network-up 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off nfslock 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off numlock 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off partmon 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off portmap 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off postfix 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off resolvconf 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off rpcgssd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off rpcidmapd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off shorewall 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off smb 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off sound 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off syslog 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off ucarp 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off xfs 0:off 1:off 2:on 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off xinetd 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:on 4:on 5:on 6:off [root@localhost ~]# It seems impossible to switch the shorewall off completely. The GUI tool allows you to select "No firewall" and deselect eth0, but it doesn't seem to stay switched off - when I go back in, eth0 is checked again and the "No
  9. Sorry, I assumed that anything displayed as "code" went into a cli. I did try it in konqueror anyway and all it brought up were the linux files on the local machine. This did also give me a route to the local windows directories but I had that anyway.
  10. Thank you for taking the time to answer.
  11. Thanks for your input. Result of ifconfig is: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:21:78:34:51 inet addr:78.136.120.20 Bcast:78.136.120.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::219:21ff:fe78:3451/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:178228 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:48785 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:68098096 (64.9 MiB) TX bytes:5888725 (5.6 MiB) Interrupt:17 lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1 RX packets:60948 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:60948 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:10124600 (9.6 MiB) TX bytes:10124600 (9.6 MiB) Result of smb://192.168.1.100 using these addresses on the 2008 machine is: [root@localhost ~]# smb://78.136.120.20 bash: smb://78.136.120.20: No such file or directory [root@localhost ~]# smb://78.136.120.20 bash: smb://78.136.120.20: No such file or directory [root@localhost ~]# smb://78.136.120.255 bash: smb://78.136.120.255: No such file or directory [root@localhost ~]# smb://255.255.255.0 bash: smb://255.255.255.0: No such file or directory [root@localhost ~]# smb://127.0.0.1 bash: smb://127.0.0.1: No such file or directory [root@localhost ~]# smb://255.0.0.0 bash: smb://255.0.0.0: No such file or directory As I said, I am probably missing something fundamental and glaringly obvious (but not to me!) I disable the firewall every time I start a new configuration attempt and both machines were running linux when I did this.
  12. Installed it a couple of weeks ago on 2008, but can't get video to work at all, but have not yet managed to get webcam working with either 2007 or 2008. It states 1Ghz processor for minimum requirement but works fine for voice and chat on an 866. Dave If we had no governments, who would start the wars?
  13. Anyone know where I can find this driver? Tried downloading the relevant driver from rastageeks.org but can't get it to work properly in 2008. (3 images on screen in monochrome only) USB Id: 041e:4052
  14. I am sure I am missing something fundamental and glaringly obvious, but here goes. I have 2 machines, core 2 duo 1.8GHz, 2GB Ram, 300GB HDD, with Windows Vista Home Premium and Mandriva 2008 (Free), the other with a PIII, 866Mhz, 256MB, 30GB HDD with Windows XP and Linux 2007.1 Spring (free). The two windows systems talk to each other without any problems and the linux systems can access the windows files on their local machines. Here are the problems I have. 1. 2008 cannot find any Windows system installed when I try to use the porting tool provided in MCC in 2008. 2. Neither linux system can find the other nor the remote windows system. 3. Neither Windows system can find any linux system, remote or local 4. Boot messages say "Starting lisa.....[OK], but when I try to access the network from linux I get an alert that lisa is not running 5. When I try to install a network printer using cups, the system freezes at the "searching for new printers" stage and needs a hard reset. I have ensured that the host names match (/downstairs/ and /upstairs/ in both windows and linux) I have tried to configure it with both the KDE tool and MCC with notable lack of success. The shares are set up on both Windows systems. I have installed ntfs-3g The configuration tools report 2 network interfaces on each machine, labeled as lo and eth0. I only have one physical interface on each machine so presumably lo is a virtual device, unless it refers to the network switch that both machines connect to each other and the Internet through. I am totally confused here. Also irritating (an admittedly off topic here) is that the graphical boot does not work on the PII machine, despite all the configurations looking correct. Not really important but suggestions here appreciated as well. All comments, suggestions and help, as always, much appreciated. Dave
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