I have a D-Link DFE-530TX PCI Fast Ethernet.
I have installed it in Dell Dimension 3100 with RedHat 7.1.
Yes, i know both are old and extinct. But I can get them to work.
The problem is, I have a Dell Dimension 3000. I remove the NIC and put it into Dimension 3000. I install RedHat 7.1 the same way in Dimension 3000. Install the NIC driver the same way. But NIC refuse to go up. There are no error messages. Everything is quiet. Even if it's up, when I do a ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:05:5D:7D:01:69
UP BROADCAST RUNNING 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
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:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
I did netconfig
and choose dhcp.
I tried to do a dhcpcd eth0
although I have no idea whats that for. It just hang there for some time and ends quietly. I did disable the onboard NIC. To confirm that, I moved the hdd from 3100 to 3000 and the NIC works and about to join the network.
I have totally no idea whats wrong here.