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Old 01-19-2003, 08:55 AM   #1
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need help! activate eth0


Hi, I'm relatively new to linux. I'm using Red Hat 7.3 and I've installed it before without a problem but after switching to a newer mb/cpu, my network card wont activate. Can anyone please help me out? I posted some of the usual information people request to see when this question comes up. If you need to see anything else, please just tell me.

Using Linksys Instant EtherFast 10/100 Card LNE100TX model 5.0. I believe this uses the tulip module which I think is installed from the lsmod info.

ECS K7VTA3 motherboard if that helps with BIOS info.

root@localhost root]# ifconfig -a
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:5A:55:51:8C
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:17

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:700 (700.0 b) TX bytes:700 (700.0 b)

[root@localhost root]# ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:700 (700.0 b) TX bytes:700 (700.0 b)

[root@localhost root]# service network status
Configured devices:
lo eth0 irlan0
Currently active devices:
lo eth0

[root@localhost root]# ifup eth0
Determining IP information for eth0...Operation failed.
failed.

[root@localhost root]# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
sr_mod 16952 0 (autoclean)
emu10k1 68256 0 (autoclean)
sound 75436 0 (autoclean) [emu10k1]
ac97_codec 12096 0 (autoclean) [emu10k1]
soundcore 7236 7 (autoclean) [emu10k1 sound]
binfmt_misc 7780 1
autofs 12740 0 (autoclean) (unused)
tulip 43936 0
ipchains 46184 9
ide-scsi 9824 0
scsi_mod 115168 2 [sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd 30368 0
cdrom 32672 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
mousedev 5536 1
hid 21696 0 (unused)
input 6432 0 [mousedev hid]
ehci-hcd 20352 0 (unused)
usb-uhci 25540 0 (unused)
usbcore 77024 1 [hid ehci-hcd usb-uhci]
 
Old 01-19-2003, 11:47 AM   #2
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The command netconfig will setup your NIC.
 
Old 01-19-2003, 08:25 PM   #3
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I've tried the netconfig as well. I click dhcp then ok and the netconfig screen closes.

What steps do I have to do afterwards? Is there a certain process to get it done? like a certain order of typing in the commands?
 
Old 01-19-2003, 09:33 PM   #4
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If the device comes up under ifconfig and doesn't get a lease from dhcpcd (which is what if-up calls), then it might be hardware. Before calling bum card, make certain everything is plugged in wire to wire correctly. Also, if you choose dhcp under netconfig and it just exits, its exiting clean, which should mean that it got a lease... does your dhcp server have all the proper information being handed out on the leases?

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 01-20-2003, 11:46 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. The card isnt a bum tho because I'm using Windows XP and it works fine.

About the dhcp server having proper information being handed out on the leases... how can I check this? I'm not sure what this means.
 
Old 01-20-2003, 12:08 PM   #6
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What DHCP server are you using?
 
Old 01-20-2003, 01:19 PM   #7
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My doubt concerns the tulip card/driver. I used it with windows without a problems whereas under linux many times I lost link.
See
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=41128
- it look like the similar problem
 
  


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