network interface probelm
I have a very old notebook (486dx4 8 M Ram, 400 Mb HDD), with an i82365 pcmcia chipset and a dlink dfe-650TX network card. I have debian 2 (with kernel 2.0.34) installed.
My problem is, that I can't get the interface up. The card works, I tried in an other notebook. The pcmcia slot should work too...
I insmodded pcmcia_core, i82365, pcnet_cs (heard, this one's for my pcmcia card) 8390 (came automatically with the pcnet_cs module)
No problems so far (insmod doesn't complain at all). I also have an entry in the /etc/modutils/conf.generic file which says:
alias eth0 8390
(also tried alias eth0 pcnet_cs, same result)
this should do the trick, shouldn't it?
Well, it doesn't. When I type at the console infconfig eth0 up, i get eth0: unknown interface. So, what did I forget?
Thanks for everything.
PS: no, i won't fuzz away with installing ANYTHING from floppies again, so I have to get this card up an' running with default tools (no gcc), that came on one of the 5 (!!!) floppies of debian.