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Old 04-05-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
cortman
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Linksys NP100 Ethernet Card


Hi,

I have a very old Toshiba laptop that I'm running DSL on. I also have a Linksys NP100 Ethernet PCMCIA adapter card that I'm trying to get working with it.
I've had some success; cardmgr sees the card and I get an entry in dmesg for it, but ifconfig shows no eth0 interface, only lo.

From browsing the limited resources on this card online, I've tried a few things.
First, I edited /etc/pcmcia/config to bind the "axnet_cs" driver to the adapter, rather than the original "pcnet_cs" driver. One user of Debian Sarge said this fixed the problem for him. As DSL is loosely based on Woody I thought this might help.
Next, I edited /etc/pcmcia/config.opts and added this to the end of the file:

Code:
card "Fast Ethernet 10/100 PC Card"
  version "Network Everywhere", "Fast Ethernet 10/100 PC Card", "3.0", "AX88190"
  manfid 0x0149, 0xc1ab
  bind "axnet_cs"
I then blacklisted the pcnet_cs driver, and that is working.
From the output at startup, the axnet_cs module is being loaded. The system also recognizes the card as a networking card and begins to try to set it up with ifup, and then suddenly stops and returns a message that it is ignoring. I've managed to roughly copy down the output:

Code:
pcmcia found starting cardmgr
starting version is 3.2.2
socket 0 fast ethernet 10/100
executing modprobe 'axnet_cs'
Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.31/modules.dep
exectuing ./network start eth0
debian network setup
setup /sbin/ifup eth0
ifup ignoring unknown interface eth0
Network device eth0 detected, DHCP broadcasting for IP (Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.31/modules.dep)
Autoconfiguring devices.... (Note: /etc/modules.conf is more recent than /lib/modules/2.4.31/modules.dep)
(Backgrounding)
Running dsl-4.4.10
What should I be trying next? Does it have anything to do with the /etc/modules.conf message?

Thanks for your consideration.
 
Old 04-09-2013, 08:02 AM   #2
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Solved with some help from #dsl. All that was required was running


Code:
sudo ifconfig eth0 desiredip netmask 255.255.255.0

It's working great now.
 
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