A-Wing this doesn't make sense to me. If I am applying a mask that inverts the normal permissions then doesn't 000 = 777 i.e. if I want wrxwrxwrx then 000 is what it should be? I have just tried 1111, in other word wr-wr-wr- but that still says Permission denied
On the network side here is the section from dmesg for a working set-up:
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0c.0[A] -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xcc00, 00:01:6c:aa:05:b8, IRQ 18
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
NTFS volume version 3.1.
eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
As you can see, the onboard chip is a Real Tek and the module that is loaded is 8139too.
My box is connected to a hub-switch that is connected to a Smoothwall box and then to my ethernet cable modem. So yes, the DHCP handshaking stuff has to succeed for a connection to be made.
jimsaku - I have no problems with WinXP negotiating a connection. This has only been a problem since I compiled my own custom 2.6 kernel (Slackware only ships with 2.4 kernels currently). I guess I need to tweak something to perhaps allow a bit more time for the dhcp lease to be negotiated?
I'll force the error with a soft reboot and see what I can find to report in the dmesg.
Thanks for the input.