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StressedLemming 10-29-2003 12:06 PM

RealTek ethernet card in RH9
Hi there, does anyone have any ideas how I can get Red Hat 9.0 to recognise a RealTek Ethernet card with chipset rtl8009? If it were mine I'd trash the damn thing and buy a new one but unfortunately I have a project to set up a linux cluster at university and I have to use the hardware they provide.


hw-tph 10-29-2003 02:38 PM

I think the 8009 is a NE2000 clone so try using that driver (ne2k-pci is the name in 2.4.22, it might be different for an older kernel).


StressedLemming 10-29-2003 06:22 PM

I tried this but I kept getting errors saying that io=0x300 and IRQ=10 were not valid arguments or something, even though I checked these setting with a dos utility. Odd. The card does say NE2000 on it though so I assume it is compatible. Do I need to set up an ISA to PCI bridge somehow in order for the pci driver to work?


hw-tph 10-29-2003 07:44 PM

Oh, I assumed you had the PCI version. Try the "ne" driver for ISA NE2000 cards.


adz 10-30-2003 03:17 AM

And don't specify io and irq settings for pci devices. They'll be detected automatically.

StressedLemming 10-30-2003 04:43 PM

Thanks for your input. Unfortunately I didn't have any success with the rtl8009 cards but I've managed to get hold of some rtl8029AS cards that are proving slightly more compatible.

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