Re: [NTLK] I can't get netatalk talking

From: Karel Jansens (
Date: Wed Mar 13 2002 - 14:22:06 EST

speedy2 wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Karel Jansens wrote:
> >
> > Karel Jansens wrote:
> > >
> >
> > >
> > > So, as a last resort (for now, that is), I'm going to whipe NIE and all
> > > its siblings off my Newt and reinstall the lot, and properly this time.
> > > I'll let y'all know what transpires...
> > >
> >
> > Well, that didn't help.
> > Even switching cards from top to bottom slot still gives the same
> > result, or rather, lack thereof.
> If I understand correctly, you can't get Ethernet/NIE working? I was in a
> similar situation; to solve it I did a deep reset and re-installed NIE. I
> found Apple's directions a little confusing and I kept installing packages
> in the wrong order.
> To make the installation easier, I re-named all my NIE/Ethernet packages
> so the first number indicates the order in which to install. Please
> install with your Ethernet card *removed* from Newton.
> The packages, in order, are:
> 1_inetenbl.pkg
> 2_inetstup.pkg
> 3_newtdev.pkg
> 4_enetsup.pkg
> 5_farallon.pkg
> 6_3comaddon.pkg
> 7_3c589.pkg
> After these dudes are on, slip your NIC in and things should be fine.
> For the 3COM cards, when you insert it, the Newton won't do anything. If
> you're not using a Farallon or 3COM card, you may need to get another
> driver. I suspect you could tag the driver "8_<insert_name_here>.pkg" and
> install it after the others...
> As I have mentioned before, I use Tactile's FTP client to check if TCP/IP
> & NIE are setup properly. When it doesn't work, I know something is
> seriously wrong...

The card recognizes fine (it's a 3c589c, so I had no need for the
3c589.pkg). I reinstalled Newton internet just the way you described it

My problem is that I want to use linux netatalk to print to my LaserJet
4. The procedure is explained in the howto:

But whenever I select a network laserwriter on the Newton, I just get
the slip saying that it's searching, and nothing more.

I've tried virtually everything, short of using a sledge-hammer (and I'm
getting pretty close to that stage now). I know there is some sort of
network traffic going, because the lights flash and all, and I can ping
myself on the linux box.

Maybe I should install a terminal app on the Newt and see if I can get
something from that...

Karel Jansens

"We're here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and we're all out of gum." (Dr. Zulu of Team Diotoir on Robot Wars Extreme)

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