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I installed FC4 as a server (no x system). It contains a Realtek semiconductor 8139. The computer is connected to a LAN network with a router (including dhcp) and a hub.
I tried configuring it to work with dhcp , and when it didn't work I tried using a static IP , but it didn't work too. I was also told that I might need to install the driver for the network card as a module. I found the driver , however I am not able to compile it as gcc gives lots of errors and warning.
I know I'm doing something wrong , because it worked ok when there was a windows 95 os on this machine. Do you have any idea what could be the problem?
I have done it , but it seems that I had that module running before... So probably the module wasn't the problem. However I still can't make it work. Sometimes I can see my computer's IP on the router for one moments , but then it is gone again...
I really don't know what is the problem. Hope someone has another idea.
what is the filename for the source .c for the module? maybe if you try to make sure that the 8139too module does not get loaded and load the filename minus the extension, that might work. What does ifconfig say after dhcpcd?
what is dhcpcd? that command isn't working for me in any linux computer I have...
I just noticed that in another computer I have (also running fedora core 4 , but in graphical mode) I have exactly the same network card , and it works ok. (in fact I am sending this message from this computer...) So all I have to do is to check how this one configured.
This computer also have the 8139too module running , but it had another two called mii and via_rhine someway related to it.
I tried installing these two modules on the text mode computer and also copying all the configuration files , including ifcfg-eth0 and /etc/sysconfig/network , however , still it doesn't work.
I wonder if there is anything else I need to copy or to check , since now I know this card can work very well with FC4...
Do you know what is the equivalent for /etc/rc.d/rc.modules in FC4 , because I can't find it in here... probably because of being new in fedora core.
If I run dhclient in the graphical mode computer it configures everything just fine , however it seems to do nothing in the computer with the textual mode. Also when the text mode fedora reboots , it is stuck trying to get ip information from the router until it fails...
Still not working... I tried using dhclient but It just think for a long time and shows no output.
trying to restart the network results in:
"Determining ip information for eth0..." which eventually fail after about one minute.
However , after restarting the network I can see in the router panel the computer's hostname , which means there is some connectivity between the router and the computer.
I don't know what else to say but play around with dhclient, modprobe, and the init scripts. Then monitor your progress by running ifconfig and dmesg everytime after you have done something. Making sure the computer is not trying to set up the network itself when you do this might help.