I'm trying to set up a server on a Compaq Deskpro EN Series SSF (PII 400). I've install ArchLinux the FTP way and it have worked well. But afer the second reboot, total network blackout. I tried to load the module of my ethernet card by rc.conf, no changes. I think it may be a matter of module option. But I don't know what option might be good.
If there is a way to see how the install script of ArchLinux configures the ethernet card (by the automatic way) this problem might be solved quickly.
The key question here is : Why does it work during the installation, but not after the second reboot.
P.S. : I had the same problem with Mandrake with the same computer.
Nobody ever reads the "about" page, eh?
ArchLinux does nothing automatically - it hides details... it's also for the experienced linux user.
You need to know
a) the correct module for your network card
b) how to configure a network
after that, a quick glance at /etc/rc.conf should make it apparent how to do it.
again: arch does nothing automatically
Check also the wiki for info on network support, and you might also be interested in lshwd, a program that can detect the ethernet module and some other stuff for you.
i got this problem too....just load 8139too module instead of 8139cp! that's it
I still don't understand why it my network was working the first boot and not the second one :oops: but anyway, I solve this problem by properly configuring rc.conf so hotplug is able to install the ethernet card before the network loads and that's it! Long live to hotplug!