i will use alt+f7 to watch the scripts. when i say no connection is that the
sender will not talk to the receiver. useing the xircom cards with a 10/100
switch i get a connection light when the sender/receivers are setup and talking
to each other. this happens when i load the drivers for the pcmcia and socket
and xircom card by hand. i am useing static ip's and not dhcp. what happens
is that when you boot useing the 20036010 for pcmcia script start like it
should. i choose english from th list and then it it tries to autoprobe the
nic and i get a flash of code going up the screen that looks like the drivers
loading. then it comes back to the screen where it ask if you want dhcp or
static ip. i don't get the screen where i can choose my own nic. i use static
(no dhcp server yet) and setup all that (ip address and subnet mask). then its
changes to a black screen with the standard "sender setup ready to image"
screen. it looks like everything is okay but when i setup the receiver that
doesn't connect and the lights on the switch are not on. Now if i load the
drivers by hand:
the lights on the switch are lite and the sender and receiver have a connection
and i can cast. again there are no error messages or screens. everything
looks like it should.
Alain Knaff <alain(a)knaff.lu> writes:
On Wednesday 11 June 2003 17:59, John Allison wrote:
no error message. the screen shows some drivers loading and then it ask if
you want to use dhcp or not. you go through the rest of the process just
like normal. but at the end there is no connection.
What do you mean by "at the end there is no connection"? That DHCP
does not succeed to get an address? If that happens, you _always_ get
an error message. There is no code path where DHCP fails without an
error message. If it fails much later, when exactly does it fail? At
the very end, after starting udp-receiver / udp-sender
Btw, did you get the screen where you get to chose a network module?
If not, this means that the system has found a card and succeeded to
read its Mac address. If it is unable to get a DHCP address, this
means that maybe there is some problem on the DHCP server.
Did you try to enter an IP Address and Netmask manually? In that case,
what happens exactly? Does manual configuration fail (i.e. error
message after entering netmask). If you do get an error message, what
does it say. If you don't, what else happens?
Could you also check whether the probecards script gave any error
messages (you can watch them with Alt-F7, when you are at the driver
selection screen, or, in case the driver selection screen is skipped,
at the "do you want DHCP" screen)