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Old 11-30-2004, 03:36 AM   #1
noelcantona
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Fail to install NIC on Redhat 9


I have a 3com NIC on a 200Mhz machine running Redhat 9 CLI. During the installation, the NIC was not detected.

A bit of searching lead me to:

http://www.tech-recipes.com/linux_tips179.html

Still fail.

How do I go about detecting and installing my NIC? I am a total n00b to this, so I am not sure if output of ifconfig is relevant:

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask 255.0.0.0
UDP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:700 (700.0 b) TX bytes:700 (700.0 b)

Note: I am pretty sure that the driver is inside the installation cd, because I attempted a FTP installation and the NIC can be setup successfully.

cheers,
 
Old 11-30-2004, 07:46 AM   #2
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Please post the output from /sbin/lspci -v, and /sbin/lsmod. If the nic is an isa card, try a pnpdump.
good luck.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 07:52 PM   #3
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This is the output:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430HX - 82439HX TXC [Triton II] (rev 03)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32

00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] (rev 01)
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II] (prog-if 80 [Master])
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32
I/O ports at e800 [size=16]

00:0c.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c764/765 [Trio32/64/64V+] (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
 
Old 12-01-2004, 01:44 AM   #4
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I `ls /lib/modules/kernelv/kernel/drivers/net`, get a few *.o related to my 3com NIC driver.

Then I `modprobe -l` and this is a part of the output:

/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/3c501.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/3c503.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/3c505.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/3c507.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/3c509.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/3c515.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/3c59x.o

The NIC still not detected, plus `isapnp` does not appear to be a valid command.

Can I just get the proper *.o and `insmod`?

cheers,
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:55 AM   #5
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Quote:
The NIC still not detected, plus `isapnp` does not appear to be a valid command.
Try pnpdump, then have a look here.

http://www.roestock.demon.co.uk/isap...pnpdump.8.html

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Can I just get the proper *.o and `insmod`?
It may work, but, you'll probably have better luck with modprobe and some options from the pnpdump info.
good luck.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:41 PM   #6
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Thanks peacedog, I install isapnp-->run pnpdump--> found out my card is 3c508 which has no *.o, manage to find its driver and loaded it using `insmod`.

cheers,
 
Old 12-01-2004, 06:55 PM   #7
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Glad you got it sorted, and thank you for posting the solution, it may help someone else.
good luck.
 
  


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