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i've tried RedHat 7.1, 7.3, Mandrake 8.0, 8.2, Slackware 8.0 and NONE of them can consistantly use this ethernet card. the only one which could get the card to work was Mandrake 8.0 but once you reboot the computer it would no longer work.
does anybody here has this etherner card?
my friend has a Netgear ethernet card and it works on all of the distros i listed above.
the card support for all those distro's should be indentical. You gotta appreciate that hardware support is not implented for a certain distribution, it is implented at a given kernel release. you card *should* work under a standard rtl8139 / 8139too driver (i know the 530+ does so...). however you prefer setting up your card try telling it that it's one of them. personally i'd just add the "alias eth0 8139too" line in /etc/modules.conf..)
can you please say in detail how i manualy set it......like i have absolutely no clue what i'm doing because i have never really used Linux before except at my friend's house. i can do basic commands in the console in KDE (KDE is up incase i don't know the command for what i'm trying to do). i don't know how to configure Linux at all though so please help me
ok well i got it to work again by doing the install and restall with different settings every time........now how can i ensure that it will still have internet when this computer shuts off? i can leave it on for like a month at once but i can't leave it on forever
well what are you doing to configure it in the first place? ok, i'd GUESS that you've got a permanent entry in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0. also you need a load line like i mentioned above. do an lsmod to show the loaded modules and find out which one is the ethernet driver. and enter that line in modules.conf. after that you *should* be able to bring the interface up and down with ifup/ifdown eth0. should be all you need to do, but obiovusly you've not really given much information.
Just to kind of clarify for ya what acid is saying...
Do an lsmod means to open a console and type 'lsmod'
Then when it shows which module is being used for eth0 write it down.
Take that information (the module) and go into your /etc directory and scroll down and open up modules.conf (this would be information for X... in terminal type: kwrite /etc/modules.conf) and then enter the information that you wrote down with 'alias' in front of it.
lsmod gives you 'rtlkrt8139 /dev/eth0'
So you would write down 'rtlkrt8139'
Open the modules.conf file
Below all other entries type: 'alias eth0 rtlkrt8139'
Of course all my ' marks are just to show what should be typed, do not type the ' mark.
I have a question on this subject. I recently reinstalled RH and Im trying to resetup my NIC's however the first NIC is up and running but when I lsmod I dont see the module in the list, however when i ifconfig eth0 it shows it 'up' and it has all the correct information set to it. So why isn't it listed in LSMOD??????