Networking with Mandrake 8.0 and SuSE 7.1

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at
Fri May 18 07:15:12 CDT 2001

On Fri, May 18, 2001 at 09:51:41AM +0100, r.maurizzi at wrote:
> > I'm running Lotus Notes 5.04a under WINE with one of the January releases
> > and its been working great for months. However, any release since February
> > does not seem to do reliable networking on my Mandrake 8.0 system.
> (...)
> > On a related note, another cow-orker who is using Mandrake Cooker
> > (development distro) and his own compiled kernel does not have this
> > problem. I am on a token ring network, which I don't think should matter.
> I had the exact problem with SuSE Linux: starting from Kernel SuSE-2.2.18, wine
The 2.2.18 Linux kernel was in general a little bit broken. The best
thing is to upgrade to 2.2.19 or later.


> doesn't work anymore, but if I use a self compiled "stock" kernel, it works
> again. It's a pity I know little of both Wine and Kernel tcp/ip, and I don't
> have time to check kernels and diffs... :-(
> I don't know about Mandrake, but SuSE distributes a tar.gz with all the patches
> they apply to their kernels. If Mandrake does something similar, I guess a few
> "apply a part of the patches - compile - test" cycle should help spot the
> problem(s).
> If anyone on the list has ideas on tests I could do to gather more info, I'll be
> glad to help (I still have SuSE stock kernels installed, so I can test
> differences in behaviours between different versions rather quickly)

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