About my no GUI boot problem and my stopping mouse, it is solved now. Since I tried to configure my network adapter in Vector Linux, my problems started. No GUI boot and my usb mouse stopped when trying to access internet. Also an extrange message saying "Disabling IRQ 10" when using the console.Solution
Disable Plug and Play OS
in BIOS. Now I can boot in GUI mode and my mouse act normally. The network adapter was not the cause of the problem it was the trigger.
One of two problems solved.
Now to the second one:
Use route add
is useless, all changes lose after reboot. How can I do it permanent?
route add -net 192.168.1.0 gw 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 dev eth0
after it, repeat the ping test. The result where the same, up to step 3 and no more. Can't access my router or the other machine, or yahoo.com. I tried reboot firt, but the changes were lost, route -e returns the original configuration after reboot, with my changes lost.
about the content of resolv.conf file. For some ransom it was:
nameserver 188.8.131.52 # it is my isp
Maybe because I tried to configure the network from the beginning again and forget to edit this file the second time. I restored it to what I said in my previous post.
Also I find out something:
By booting puppy linux in my other machine (onboard ethernet adapter, via chipset) and answer to the network configuration wizard, I was able to surf the internet. I went to google.com and did a pair of searches. Then, returning to my vector linux machine, I boot the same live cd and answer the same wizard, except that i changed the machine ip from 192.168.1.2 to 192.168.1.3, all other parameters where the same, and I was unable to reach internet.
I only can conclude that my network adapter is not compatible with linux, as all distros I've tested in this machine failed to access internet. They detect it, and say it is ok, but no internet. Even ping to router fail.
If buy another pci network adapter card is the only solution, can somebody tell me where to find a list of tested cards? This way I'll sure that my next card will be supported.
The driver disc has a driver for linux. I did not use it at first because the card was detected. Then I tried to compile it but there were errors and the compiled file wasn't created. The driver is for kernel 2.4.x and does not compile under 2.6.