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I have a Toshiba Satellite 315cds running Red Hat 7.3. It's a Pentium 200mghz with 32 meg of ram. I have been running RH for two days now so I'm a newbie. The problem that I am having though is I have a NetGear FA411 PCMCIA network card and I don't know what to do to get it to work. I have spent the last two days trying unsucessfully on my own. So now I ask for any help. I don't know what to do with it, but I refuse to torture it with Win98 again.
Sorry, I did cardctl ident and I got "no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices". I don't know much about linux, but I'm sure that is not good. How do I get pcmcia drivers, I figured that they would be installed during the installation.
Last edited by skippy1283; 09-02-2002 at 04:38 PM.
See what happens, hopefully it'll load a module called yenta_socket and then load the module for the network card driver... If you have the rest of the pcmcia goop, it should have been called on boot, weird...
Hmm... did the machine beep at all? If everything loaded fine it should have let out 2 nearly identical pitched beeps. If not I have to pitch around for where the heck RH puts their pcmcia set-up options so you can give it the module used for the bus... I agree, evidently RH did not build their install for 7.3 very intelligently if it didn't install the pcmcia scripts right...
Alright, this is going farther than it should have to, even the barebones knuckles to into the code distros don't require you to do this. You'll have to manually edit the configuration file:
look for a group of lines something like:
# Should be either i82365 or tcic
# Put socket driver timing parameters here
# Put pcmcia_core options here
# Put cardmgr options here
Pico is a pretty intuitive text editor, ctrl+o to save, ctrl+x to exit is about all you need to know.
That sample also came from a Slackware laptop, so its going to look similar, not identical. Use the same information, PCIC=i82365. The rest you can ignore. There is an off chance your machine is old enough to have a tcic bridge, but I'de put it at extrememly unlikely.
Then restart pcmcia again with /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start and see if it doesn't error.