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Old 08-01-2002, 09:55 AM   #1
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Angry linksys lne100tx & netgear fa311


i'm a complete noob, so bear with me.......

i have two ehternet cards, as listed in the subject line. i understand that the linksys card is supported in my dist. (red hat 7.3), as well as the netgear card (as netsemi).

first question.......shouldn't the linksys card be listed in the network confiurator? it isn't for me, and i can't get the other one to work using the netsemi. do i need to specify the irq's for each card? or once i get it right, will red hat detect those automatically? really, at this point, i could care less about getting the netgear card to work, that can wait. but my linksys card is connected to my cable modem, and need the internet to work.

any help is greatly appreciated
 
Old 08-01-2002, 11:57 AM   #2
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I hope someone can help fragged one out.

He is brand new to linux, I sent him here to get help to get his machine connected to the internet.

I don't have the knowledge to help him, and knew someone here would have him up and running in no time.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 03:46 PM   #3
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Well, my Linksys LNE100TX works fine w/ RH 7.3. What version are you using? I think I have 4.1.

I surely hope someone can help ya; I would but I don't know enuff about Linux yet!

Cheers,
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Old 08-01-2002, 04:11 PM   #4
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Same here Linux dude,

Mine works fine, I have them in a couple RedHat machines. So I don't know what could be wrong.

I can usually work through problems I might have, but I don't have enough experience to give him advice other then to come here. It was the best thing I could think to do.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 04:20 PM   #5
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First off, try and see if the system is even detecting the cards or at least the Linksys.

Try:

dmesg

and

cat /proc/pci (assuming they are both PCI cards)

And see if you can't tell by the output if its detecting your card.
Also try to take a look at the Ethernet Howto at www.tldp.org , they have a section there on using 2 NIC's on the same machine in the Howto and how to get them working which might help.
 
Old 08-01-2002, 11:13 PM   #6
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yes, my system is detecting both cards using both mehods you gave................

it is a linksys lne100tx 5.1.......

i had reinstalled redhat per one of the other posts, and redhat detected my netgear card (as netsemi), but not my linksys card. when going into network config, and trying to activate the card, i get a message after about 2 minutes of "thinking" that says it cannot be activated. when i try to set the irq to what it should be, i get an unhandled exception error (hate those in windows, too....at least redhat gives details about it)

i've seen way too many posts that the linksys card works right after install. what am i missing here?

perhaps too many years of windows have given me gremlins on other operating systems..........
 
Old 08-02-2002, 05:51 AM   #7
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When I had a prob with my linksys 100tx I first tried the cat /proc/pci when I found it was installed I tried ifconfig to see if it had an ip address.

If the second step fails to show an ip address for the card try using ifconfig (ip address) then ifconfig (ip address) up

If this fails try modprobe tulip to load the module and repeat the above steps.

Failing this post back
 
Old 08-02-2002, 12:14 PM   #8
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Make sure your using both the tulip and netsemi modules. Have them load at bootup by editing your /etc/modules.conf
or insert them manually with the insmod command. Then instead of letting netconfig try to detect, try to manually set the network settings by command. There are good instructions in the HowTo at www.tldp.org in achieving this.
 
Old 08-02-2002, 01:17 PM   #9
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allright....i think i've got it. i disabled plugnplay os in my bios, and the next time i booted, it detected it and had me configure it. new problem, though. now it'll only boot to a command line. how do i get to the gui?
 
Old 08-02-2002, 01:56 PM   #10
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Login with your username and passoword and then type "startx".

Cheers,
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Old 08-02-2002, 05:32 PM   #11
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In addition to "startx" (which by the way I feel is the best way to start your gui) you can edit /etc/inittab and change the default run-level from 3 to 5. That will cause your nix box to startup to a gui logon prompt.
 
Old 08-02-2002, 09:04 PM   #12
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thanks for the info............i can get into the gui with startx, but since my default is set to gnome, it loads that. how can i get into kde?

oh, and the default run level is already at 5.............
 
Old 08-02-2002, 09:08 PM   #13
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startkde should do it.
 
Old 08-02-2002, 09:12 PM   #14
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Cool

you're everywhere, bruce

i guess that would make too much sense........

but if it's set at five, why is it still booting to the cli?
 
Old 08-02-2002, 09:14 PM   #15
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another question............would you suggest updating kernel, kernel-debug, kernel-doc, and kernel-source? by default, the update agent skips these, but what do you think?
 
  


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