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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.
First off, try and see if the system is even detecting the cards or at least the Linksys.
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.
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..........
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.
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?
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.