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Is there any known issues between RH7.2 and 3com 589D Ethernet card! RH seems to recognise at boot up i.e beebs twice and all that, but when I try to manually configure it [neat] it comes up that the card is not detect at all, furthermore it is not listed either.
Many thanks in advance for steering me to the right direction.
RH 7.2 4.4.7-10 on i586
Toshiba, Satellite Pro 460 CTD
CPU P133, 64 ram ...
Ok, I am trying to connect three computers [through a hub], two are dual bootable [the toshiba laptop and another desktop], the other one is running just RH7.2. I am at the initial stage of setting everything up in turn. The desktops have Netgear NICs. My goal is, first, to connect the three under RH to start with.
At the moment I am fiddling with the toshiba, running RH7.2 and has this 3com 586d etherLink III pcmcia card. Now, at boot up RH attempts to start the card, and indeed it makes two beeps which, to my little knowledge, means that the card started correctely.
I opened the network configuration windows, which has Hardward, devices, Hosts, DNS. I guess that the card should have been listed under Hardware but it is not. So, I click Add, under Choose Hardware Type I choose Ethernet then pressed OK. This brings the Network Adapters Config with 3com 3c501 listed as defaulst under Adapter. This Adapter option has a drop down arrow, I choose 3com EtherLink III and hit OK. It comes up with a warning saying "The Ethernet card could not be initialised. Please verify your settings and try again".
Am I over looking something or the card isn't up for the job i.e driver issue?
In-kernel pcmcia uses the beep code. The first beep means cardmgr has seen the card, and if the second tone is similar, then drivers were bound to the card. RH's, Mandrake's a number of these other toys are infamously useless with laptops, which are always an afterthought. Try the command line:
This will give you a list of the loaded modules. There should be one for pcmcia_core and Yenta_socket, as well as, hopefully, 3c589_cs... which I think backtracks the 586 series of etherlink III. This card is old school and incredibly well supported.
Originally posted by ynnek
3c589_cs 76664 1
ds 6832 2 [3c589_cs]
i82365 12448 2
pcmcia_core 39392 0 [3c589_cs ds i82365]
Okay, there's your pcmcia module stack, 3com and all... so is there still a problem? I'm a bit confused. If its a gui tool of RH's going kazoo, how do you get your IP? dhcp? static? I could give you the shell commands to set all that goop up.
Originally posted by ynnek
When I edited resolv.conf the line "nameserver 192.168.01" [only] was already there though.
Yeah, some of those GUI tools automagically assume your gateway is also a nameserver unless you specifically edit otherwise.
Post back sure, but if something goes apey with the NetGear, which I doubt it will, best to start a new thread. With enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow and all that. Also, post back if you want help on how to automate that configuration because as soon as you reboot the laptop, that's gone. Well, not the changes to resolv.conf, but the rest yeah.
Yep, you said it. Although I can still ping in and out no commands -lsmod, netconfig, route, netstat- works, it just comes back saying "command not found". Not even in SU. Is that one of the symptomes?
Yeah, shoot me how to make the config permanant too, please.
About the Netgear, I gave a go and I am going to see how far I can go first.
Sorry about the lag in reply, my DNS has gone kazoo hence I don't get mail right now
Anyway, there is a file, hopefully, in /etc/pcmcia called network.opts. In that should be a bunch of blanks for filling in everything you need. Leave blank what you don't need. If you plan on switching this laptop from LAN to LAN and having to change the settings a lot, there are a dozen ways to script it so you can swap it around.