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Old 04-27-2003, 01:29 PM   #1
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ISA networkcard install?!!!!


Hi there!

I'm a to Linux (well not really, but for this part I am). I just installed a slackware 9.0 version on my old 486.
I want to make it into a proxyserver / websever / testserver (whatever). So I bought myself two nice ISA networkcards.

Here's the problem:

I have no idea how get this thing going!
I've read loads of forum messages and searched all of google but nothing really turns on a light.

Is there someone out there who would be so kind as to help me with this litle project?

I would be very grateful

Thanx in advance!
 
Old 04-27-2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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Old 04-27-2003, 02:51 PM   #3
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Re: ISA networkcard install?!!!!

Quote:
Originally posted by slackerbie
So I bought myself two nice ISA networkcards.
What are the cards?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 04-28-2003, 03:13 AM   #4
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Hi there,

thanx for your fast reply

And now for your question:

that's another problem, I bought them at a pc-dump. The guy who sold them just sold them and had no info on them The only thing I can make up from looking at it is that they're made by HP. And there's a big AT&T chip on 'em. Don't know if that's any help.

Otherwise, is there a way of finding out what kind of cards I have?

Thanx lots
 
Old 04-28-2003, 05:13 AM   #5
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yes if you look at the chips there should be a whole host of numbers dotted over them. Then look at the USA's FCC website. On there somewhere you can look up using the numbers and get told what the card is called. Ill post back once i find the site again.

HTH

Alex
 
Old 04-28-2003, 05:16 AM   #6
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Talking SCORE!!!

http://www.fcc.gov/oet/fccid/

here be the site you needin.

Hope that helps

Alex
 
Old 04-28-2003, 08:17 AM   #7
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Takin' a look.....



Thnx in advance
 
Old 04-28-2003, 08:40 AM   #8
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okay, I'v seen the site and tried to fill in some numbers. But to be honest I have no idea wich of all these numbers I see i should fill in.

Considering that would like to have info on the whole of the card (not just one of the chips) I found a barcode on the card itself. Wich says:

J2573-60001 MADE IN SINGAPORE A-3429-D3

(then the barcode)

*SCISGQM58286*



And yet another one:

TR:100090AD3B71

(then the barcode)

AD:080009B5DC8E



Is this the kind of info I should be lookin' for?

Again thnx for yer time

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Old 04-28-2003, 09:15 AM   #9
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Looks like you need the hp100 driver. I am not familiar with this card, Does it have Jumper settings for IO address or IRQ?
If this is a Plug-n-Pray card your computers BIOS should assign these settings.

One way or another you will need to determine the IO Address that each card is using. Then make entries in /etc/modules.conf

alias eth0 hp100 hp100_port=*io_port*
 
Old 04-28-2003, 09:22 AM   #10
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Though you might want to know where I got the above information:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...-ethernet.html

Search this document for the part number "J2573" that appears on your NIC

Hope this helps.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 10:02 AM   #11
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Thumbs up Right on the spot!!!

That seems to be exactly my card!! Hail hail (how do people now all these things? )

But up comes the next question :

how can I find out wich port my card has been assigned?

For this rather technical part I'm as green as grass

Thnx heeps
 
Old 04-28-2003, 10:10 AM   #12
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if it was loaded as a module, then as root
Code:
/sbin/modinfo hp100
This might give you the relevant information. Or take a look in the /proc directory. The files here hold information about the currently running system. Most important ones here to look at would be 'irq' 'ioport' and 'devices'.

HTH

Alex
 
Old 04-28-2003, 10:33 AM   #13
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Battlefield report, sir!:

1.) modinfo hp100: no module found by that name (*sigh*)

2.) within the files metioned to be found in the /proc directory there where no 'eth' entries.

I don't think that my cards are plug 'n pray. I first had win95 installed wich didn't detected them either.

Could the not being plug'n pray thing have anything to do with the age of my computer? (GMB-486UNP "80486 VESA Mainboard")

Thnx to all the helpfullness in the world
 
Old 04-28-2003, 10:45 AM   #14
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hmmm, you may need to try the
Code:
/sbin/modprobe hp100
If that works then you're laughing otherwise you may need to do some kernel recompilation..........

In those files you're not looking for eth you're looking for something that might refer to the card such as 'hewlett packard funky cool chip 100' or something like that.

Alex
 
Old 04-28-2003, 11:10 AM   #15
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HMMMMM

Think goin' to have a s#$% load of work on this nice idea of mine.

modprobe says:

can't open dependencies file /lib/modules/2.2.6/modules.dep (no such file or directory)

I've tryed another way of finding out what card where dealing with. I remembered that there is one open ISA slot on my PIII 733 running win2k ( )
So plugged it in there. Didn't help much. Windows couldn't find a driver neither.

Appreciating the help loads

Ps. I'm really interrested in getting this project to work. I now it's going to take up al lot of time but I'll try and manage I just hope that the helping hands will have enough patiens with me
 
  


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