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Old 01-30-2005, 03:54 AM   #1
coperni
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Question Ethernet cards for a Gateway Solo 1150 ?


I was given a Gateway Solo 1150 in return for setting up a linux server for a school. While old, it's a good machine, and I've run Knoppix, Mandrake Move on it and it's worked well. I presently have Whitebox Linux (basically RedHat Enterprise Linux 3) running on it.

My problem is getting a network card to run on it.

I've tried some of the following cards on it

Linksys PCMPC100
3com megahertz model 3CCFE575CT
Megahertz XJ10BT (an oldy I'll admit)
3com 3C589


My problem, and this may be a redhat issue, is that the drivers for these older pcmcia cards are not there. I can look and find the right place where the modules SHOULD be, and find the file name, but only the .c (source file).

No compiled modules. Is there a way to compile the module without having to recompile the entire kernel? I don't want to have a custom kernel, as I'd need to recompile after every source code update.

Can anyone help? I tried to purchase a newer card, but the design of the pcmcia slot on the solo 1150 is stupid, the classic "sweeping curves" literally prevented me from pushing the newer card in, as it had a wide end attachment to plug the ethernet cable into.

I don't want to throw the laptop away, for what I want, it's perfect, but I really need to at least get an ethernet connection going.

If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful,

Thank you,
Copernicus
 
Old 03-10-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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Well, you can use a WG511V1 wireless card or a XIRCOM RBE-100.. These I know for fact work... They work for me... But I am having problems gets the multimedia keys working.. eMail, WWW, etc....
 
  


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