Well, maybe there's an issue or two here after all (or I don't know what I'm doing ... which is more likely
1. After slicking the partition and doing a full reinstall, autoconfig didn't recognize the NIC on the machine. (The NIC does work - and both VL 5.9 and 6 rc1 installed on the same machine spotted it.) Back in Light B1, from VASM, I then tried to autoconfig again for the network. In both instances, (install and reconfig), attempting to add an inet showed no NIC's, just the dummy0.
When it was trying to do this, including selecting dummy, the underlying terminal showed errors about modprobe not finding a library ... sorry, I will learn this better at some point ... I don't know how to grab that screen again to see what it actually says. Yes, I did note the mention in the inet set up that modules may have to be loaded with autoconfig, or manually.
Am I missing a module for my NIC, and if so, please accept my apologies for being a noob trying to troubleshoot when maybe I should hang around in the vectorbee part of the forum a while longer!
would a /var/log show what's happening here?
BTW, when I tried this under JWM, the accept/decline window didn't vanish, I could click "accept" - and opera ran showing a network problem ... as we would expect. MWM's pager didn't seem to function (or had undefined items) as the right click menu's were blank, but the menu box itself was visable. Had to hit the panic button to get out of that one.
2. Just noticed an odd glitch as I was posting this from another machine: I left B1 running as root at init level s, and had done a simple 'ls' --- after several minutes, the screen blanked out all the white-lettered items, but left the blue colored one's showing... weird... I had not selected the powersave stuff at install
- Howard in FL
(trying to be helpful)