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I have just done my first Linux instalation. Redhat 8.0, KDE. I apologize for being so stupid. I have a 800 page linux bible and haven't even come close to anserwing this question. A little background:
My internet connection is currently roadrunner. THe Linux installation went fine.
When I turn on my computer, it does a system check, and fails on the Ethernet check and both USB ports.
I tried to use DCHP to automatically configure roadrunner( which functions as a LAN) and it seems to detect my realtek 8139 ethernet port, but lists it as inactive. I press activate and it trys but then reports failure activating.
Do I have to remove and reinstall the network card and let it be autimatically detected?
What should I do?
Last edited by poortl9109; 12-17-2002 at 05:46 PM.
There was some kind off card error message when I booted up one time that said there was a previous configuration for the card and that is was erroneous and asked whether I wanted to remove, or keep. At first I thought removeing might be harmful so I ignored it, and then my friend told me to remove it. I did and my internet connection is great, but now my Apache won't start?
The truth is finally out. There is no problem with the realtek 8139 at all. I apologize. The answer is f**k Road Runner. All I had to do was unplug my Road Runner modem for about one minute. Turn my computer off, plug the Road Runner modem back in and start my computer, WALAH, open monzilla and www.linuxquestions.org here I come.
Hi, i have a realtek rtl8139 and i cant get it working with my redhat linux 8.0. The instructions on the driver disk sent me to http://www.scyld.com/network/updates.html because apparently i have to download and install the kernel module or something. The website said to download the RPM, however the link is dead, it isnt on the FTP server and i cant find it anywhere.
In my Network configuration the realtek is listed, but as yours was, it is inactive. When i click to activate it, i get an error message.
There was some kind off card error message when I booted up one time that said there was a previous configuration for the card and that is was erroneous and asked whether I wanted to remove, or keep.
mine isnt that simple, i dont get anything like this .
Can anyone help me set this network card up please, it would be greatly appreciated.
lol, i dont know what i did but it is working now.
yesterday i changed alias eth0 8130too (or something) to alias eth0 rtl8139 (in modules.conf) in a newbie attempt to get it working, today i changed it back and all is fine... hmmm. I think all i had to do was reset my modem (power off/power on) but i didnt do that until today.Anyway, thanks for posting useful replies to the original thread, i found them very helpful.