okay I got the network card working (but not very well!) by adding the following to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (as described by http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=53719
..this enables the card but ONLY in 10MBit halfduplex mode, it's not willing to run in any other mode (I use mii-tool).. another thing that happend is after I restarted back to Windows XP my internet router stopped responding (it hanged!), this maybe related to the network card prob I have to figure out..
Anyways, the other thread states something about the kernel and drivers not providing funtionality used by RH9 network scripts :s the question is, why does RH9 use them then?? Also only under RH9 (not under SuSE or Mandrake) after I use RH9 and restart to Windows XP directly my PS/2 mouse stops working (even by restarting to Linux again it won't work).. only a hard reset helps then.
Any other people having same behaviour???
PS: I use real, existing hardware, not VMWare