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I just installed Red Hat 9.0 with (2) CD's that came with the Red Hat 9.0 Dummies Book. Unfourtunately, this wasn't info included inside the book, but I tweaked around search engines to find answers...(none)...so please, i am asking you guys.
I went to the Network Configurtion, and I figured out these:
eth0 - 3com 3c501
It's status was inactive!
Now, I learned some tricks from some source, I tried:
This is the output:
Setting Network Parameters: [OK]
Bringing Up Loopback Interface: [OK]
Bringing Up Interface eth0: 3c501 device eth0 does not seem to be present, delating initialization. [FAILED]
Another command I used is insmod 3c501...(no clue what this did)
Are you sure thats the driver for your nic?
Did the ethernet card ever work, like when you booted off the cd?
I dont use red hat, so i dont know about the "network start" command you used. If insmod doesnt work, you can try "modprobe 3c501". If that doesnt work, either its the wrong module, your kernel doesnt support your card, or its a bad nic.
When you type "ifconfig -a", what does it display?
Please answer the first two questions in your response...
i think thats an old card, i have a 3c509 and i know its old its isa
i'm not sure but i would think that red hat must have support for that card
are you positive thats your ethernet card is a 3c501?
what kind of bus is it on?
I have a Linksys 10/100 LAN Card, model no. LNE100TX ver. 5.1
In the system requirements: it says, any version of Windows. But, I'm positive that my brother's computer has the same card with RH 8.0. I'm not sure if that is my driver, due to the box or manual not giving any answers. Automatically, it chose 3c501. This card was bought almost six months ago! It is on a PCI bus.
I typed modeprobe 3c501, and it produced the same error as I stated in the first post. ifconfig -a produced teh following:
lo Link Encap: Local Loopback
inter addr: 127.0.0.1 Mask: 255.0.0.0
UP Loopback Running MTR:16436 METRIC: 1
RX PACKETS: 2125 Errors: 0 dropped: 0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX Packets:2125 Errors:0 dropped: 0 overrims: 0 carrier: 0
Collisions: 0 txqueuelen:0
Rxbytes:144916(141.5KB) Tx bytes: H4916 (141.5kb)
I don't have internet to download the files, but I can d/l it from this computer and burn it into a cd . . . what is a command to copy from cd to harddrive?
Also, I'm just verifying if this is correct, I found this from linksys:
All of the setup instructions are contained in your Linux package. When you unpack your archive, look for a "how-to" document concerning the installation of PCMCIA cards. When you find the file, read it and follow the directions. You'll need to install the PCMCIA services, enable networking, and finally, recompile the kernel. After this point, the PC Card will be automatically recognized as soon as you plug it in. You must have version 2.9.10 of the Linux PCMCIA services or higher. You can ftp the latest version here
Judging by this, I just have to do those steps, now I just need that command
Mustard, it would be a good idea to understand what you did and why it worked. It worked because your kernel had support for it, and you should look into learning how to recompile your kernel with support for specific modules. Just my two sense, it took me a while to learn about device drivers, modules, etc., but once you do, it will all seem so simple man...
i am having exactly the same problem. I went to linksys to download the driver but couldnt find one. Can you tell me the exact url please. I have sent you a private message aswell and i badly need your help in this matter.