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Old 09-09-2004, 12:40 PM   #1
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3Com Network interface card don't work


i'm using 3Com OfficeConnect 10/100 Network Interface Card(3CSOHO100B-TX). when i was trying to detect it but can't. why didn't detect it to connect internet?
 
Old 09-09-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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Re: 3Com Network interface card don't work

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i'm using 3Com OfficeConnect 10/100 Network Interface Card(3CSOHO100B-TX). when i was trying to detect it but can't. why didn't detect it to connect internet?
From a quick Google Linux it appears that card uses the tulip module for some strange reason so do you see it listed when you use lsmod in a console/console window. BTW we really need more information on what you did to try and get it going, what kernel you are running (uname -r in a console/console window), what is the contents of the /etc/network/interfaces file, the output of (ifconfig -a in a console/console window) ... things like that the more detail the better. To get the information so you can post it here use these commands in a console/console window as root and have a formatted floppy in the drive.

Code:
ifconfig -a > ifconfig.txt
lsmod > lsmod.txt
uname -r > uname.txt
dmesg | grep eth > dmesg.txt
mount /dev/fd0 /floppy
cp *.txt /floppy
cp /etc/network/interfaces /floppy
umount /floppy
 
Old 09-09-2004, 11:43 PM   #3
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the list at google linux of ethernet 3com that isn't english so much. i'm chinese so wanna get more english's detail about it.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 12:03 AM   #4
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I has been finding http://www.linuxhq.com/kernel/v2.6/2...rs/pci/pci.ids about 3CSOHO100B-TX at patch. is that Kernel v2.6.2 /drivers/pci/ have 3CSOHO100B-TX driver for debian?
 
Old 09-10-2004, 12:14 AM   #5
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Quote:
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the list at google linux of ethernet 3com that isn't english so much. i'm chinese so wanna get more english's detail about it.
Not quite sure what you mean by that could you be a little clearer what you require. I was directing you to http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...08.2/0272.html item in the list provided by the google search which appears to say that your card uses the tulip module as the driver for the network card. When you use the lsmod command you should see output like this.

Code:
>$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
nvidia               4819316  12
apm                    17636  2
snd_via82xx            19556  1
snd_ac97_codec         66116  1 snd_via82xx
snd_pcm_oss            49448  0
snd_mixer_oss          17440  2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                83240  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              20100  1 snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc          9032  2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart         5792  1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi            19460  1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device          6440  1 snd_rawmidi
snd                    45636  9 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore               6848  2 snd
uhci_hcd               29264  0
via686a                17832  0
i2c_sensor              2304  1 via686a
i2c_isa                 1600  0
i2c_core               18832  3 via686a,i2c_sensor,i2c_isa
ns558                   4608  0
sidewinder             11712  0
joydev                  7936  0
gameport                3520  3 snd_via82xx,ns558,sidewinder
parport_pc             26464  1
lp                      8616  0
parport                33832  2 parport_pc,lp
tulip                  37440  0
crc32                   3808  1 tulip
You can see here that my card also uses the tulip module and is in use. The output of the ifconfig -a looks like this when configured.
Code:
>$ su
Password:
[HappyTux:/home/stephen]# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:A7:17:E0:59
          inet addr:192.168.0.1  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:68763 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:77773 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:155141
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:38741202 (36.9 MiB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:10 Base address:0xc800

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:23952 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:23952 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:4218585 (4.0 MiB)  TX bytes:4218585 (4.0 MiB)
The configuration of the network card is done through the /etc/network/interfaces file my file for example.
Code:
[HappyTux:/home/stephen]# cat /etc/network/interfaces
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
# (network, broadcast and gateway are optional)
auto eth0


iface eth0 inet static
        address 192.168.0.1
        netmask 255.255.255.0
        network 192.168.0.0
        broadcast 192.168.0.255
        gateway 192.168.0.254
My file here is using static settings which means that I use a set IP for the address. It can look like this if you use DHCP to get your address from a server on the network.
Code:
[HappyTux:/home/stephen]# cat /etc/network/interfaces
# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian installation
# (network, broadcast and gateway are optional)
auto eth0


iface eth0 inet dhcp
We are going to need the information I requested above to see these things in order to be able to help you and you will need to provide some details on how you get your connection to the internet from your Internet Service Provider and what steps you need to know about to enable you to connect.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 12:26 AM   #6
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I has been finding http://www.linuxhq.com/kernel/v2.6/2...rs/pci/pci.ids about 3CSOHO100B-TX at patch. is that Kernel v2.6.2 /drivers/pci/ have 3CSOHO100B-TX driver for debian?
It appears so have you went to http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ and tried installing with the new installer it will have a better chance of detecting your hardware and give you a more up to date system. If you do then when you get to the boot: prompt type in linux26 then enter key which will boot and use a 2.6 kernel for the install.

Last edited by HappyTux; 09-10-2004 at 12:27 AM.
 
Old 09-10-2004, 08:33 AM   #7
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Originally posted by HappyTux
It appears so have you went to http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ and tried installing with the new installer it will have a better chance of detecting your hardware and give you a more up to date system. If you do then when you get to the boot: prompt type in linux26 then enter key which will boot and use a 2.6 kernel for the install.
couldn't setup ethernet from kernel 2.6 when i installed debian?
 
Old 09-12-2004, 06:25 AM   #8
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I has been installed kernel2.6.7, but also can't setup the network interface card of 3com. in addition, failed configuration of DHCP... how to setup it?
 
  


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