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7<title>Gentoo Linux/MIPS Frequently Asked Questions</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux/MIPS Frequently Asked Questions</title>
8 8
9<author title="Author"> 9<author title="Author">
10 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail> 10 <mail link="redhatter@gentoo.org">Stuart Longland</mail>
11</author> 11</author>
12<author title="Editor"> 12<author title="Editor">
13 <mail link="mattst88">Matt Turner</mail> 13 <mail link="mattst88">Matt Turner</mail>
14</author> 14</author>
15 15
16<abstract> 16<abstract>
17This FAQ is intended to answer some of the most frequently asked questions 17This FAQ is intended to answer some of the most frequently asked questions
18relating to Gentoo/MIPS and Linux/MIPS in general. 18relating to Gentoo/MIPS and Linux/MIPS in general.
19</abstract> 19</abstract>
20 20
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24 24
25<version>2</version> 25<version>3</version>
26<date>2011-08-14</date> 26<date>2012-07-08</date>
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28<faqindex> 28<faqindex>
29<title>About this Document</title> 29<title>About this Document</title>
30<section> 30<section>
31<title>Introduction</title> 31<title>Introduction</title>
32<body> 32<body>
33 33
34<p> 34<p>
35This FAQ is intended to answer frequently asked questions about Gentoo/MIPS and 35This FAQ is intended to answer frequently asked questions about Gentoo/MIPS and
36Linux/MIPS that we receive from various users. It's aimed at both new users 36Linux/MIPS that we receive from various users. It's aimed at both new users
37and experienced users alike. It has been split into a number of categories 37and experienced users alike. It has been split into a number of categories
38to make navigation easier. 38to make navigation easier.
39</p> 39</p>
40 40
41<p> 41<p>
290 <b>Have you disabled packet MTU discovery and set the port range?</b><br /> 290 <b>Have you disabled packet MTU discovery and set the port range?</b><br />
291 SGI boxes require <path>/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_no_pmtu_disc</path> = 1 and 291 SGI boxes require <path>/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_no_pmtu_disc</path> = 1 and
292 <path>/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range</path> = "2048 32767". 292 <path>/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_local_port_range</path> = "2048 32767".
293 See <uri 293 See <uri
294 link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml?part=1&amp;chap=2#doc_chap4">the 294 link="/doc/en/handbook/handbook-mips.xml?part=1&amp;chap=2#doc_chap4">the
295 Gentoo/MIPS handbook</uri>. 295 Gentoo/MIPS handbook</uri>.
296 </li> 296 </li>
297 <li> 297 <li>
298 <b>Is the server giving out the correct details via BOOTP?</b><br /> 298 <b>Is the server giving out the correct details via BOOTP?</b><br />
299 Double check your <path>/etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf</path>. ISC's dhcpd won't dish 299 Double check your <path>/etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf</path>. ISC's dhcpd won't dish
300 out addressing information via BOOTP unless the machine has been statically 300 out addressing information via BOOTP unless the machine has been statically
301 defined with a fixed address. 301 defined with a fixed address.
302 </li> 302 </li>
303 <li> 303 <li>
304 <b>Which TFTP server are you using?</b><br /> 304 <b>Which TFTP server are you using?</b><br />
305 <c>tftp-hpa</c> and <c>netkit-tftp</c> are known to work. <c>atftp</c> is a 305 <c>tftp-hpa</c> is known to work. <c>atftp</c> is a lot more advanced, this
306 lot more advanced, this can cause problems. If in doubt, try installing 306 can cause problems. If in doubt, try installing <c>tftp-hpa</c> and see if
307 <c>tftp-hpa</c> and see if the problem clears up. 307 the problem clears up.
308 </li> 308 </li>
309 <li> 309 <li>
310 <b>Are the daemons running?</b><br /> 310 <b>Are the daemons running?</b><br />
311 <c>dhcpd</c> should show up when typing <c>ps ax</c>. As for TFTP, it'll 311 <c>dhcpd</c> should show up when typing <c>ps ax</c>. As for TFTP, it'll
312 largely depend on whether its a standalone server, or if its running from 312 largely depend on whether its a standalone server, or if its running from
313 <c>(x)inetd</c>. <c>tftp-hpa</c> runs as a process called <c>in.tftpd</c>. 313 <c>(x)inetd</c>. <c>tftp-hpa</c> runs as a process called <c>in.tftpd</c>.
314 Look for that in the <c>ps ax</c> output and start any services not 314 Look for that in the <c>ps ax</c> output and start any services not
315 currently running. 315 currently running.
316 </li> 316 </li>
317 <li> 317 <li>
318 <b>Does the kernel exist in <path>/tftpboot</path>?</b><br /> 318 <b>Does the kernel exist in <path>/tftpboot</path>?</b><br />
319 Make sure you place the kernel image to be booted in this directory and 319 Make sure you place the kernel image to be booted in this directory and
320 that it is world-readable. (<c>chmod 644 /tftpboot/foo</c>) Also, in your 320 that it is world-readable. (<c>chmod 644 /tftpboot/foo</c>) Also, in your
321 <path>/etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf</path>, note that the path to the kernel will be 321 <path>/etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf</path>, note that the path to the kernel will be
322 relative to the <path>/tftpboot</path> directory if you're using 322 relative to the <path>/tftpboot</path> directory if you're using

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