[lug] DHCP Question

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Thu Aug 24 18:03:05 MDT 2006

On 8/24/06, Bill Thoen <bthoen at gisnet.com> wrote:
> I take it back, Collins Richey; you were right the first time.

There's got to be a first for everything <grin>

> Apparently, 5 minutes is not long enough to wait before cold-booting. I
> had the machine turned off last night and when I turned it on this
> morning, everything worked perfectly! This machine does indeed have the
> infamous nVidia chip set, and I don't know what "forcedeth" means,

forcedeth (ie forced ethernet) is the name of the open-source driver
for this NIC. Even with its flaws, my understanding is that it works
better than the native nVidia driver for the chip.

> Who'd a thought that Windows could reach back from the grave and mess
> with a system?

It's not really Windows fault. The driver (reverse engineered, I
presume) just didn't cover all the edge cases. Hopefully,this will be
fixed, and you'llsee it quickly in the FCn series. Unfortunately I'm
on Kubuntu 6.06, and I doubt that the developers will considerthisfor
their "stable" release, maybe not even in Debian Etch.

Collins Richey
     If you fill your heart with regrets of yesterday and the worries
     of tomorrow, you have no today to be thankful for.

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