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Old 03-29-2002, 05:46 PM   #1
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Question 3com 589D


hey guys!
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.

Cheers.
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RH 7.2 4.4.7-10 on i586
Toshiba, Satellite Pro 460 CTD
CPU P133, 64 ram ...
 
Old 03-29-2002, 05:47 PM   #2
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sorry, bit of a mess, it is actually3com586d and NOT 589. duh!
 
Old 03-29-2002, 09:29 PM   #3
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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.
Can you expand on that for me... specifically what is it doing and not doing?
 
Old 03-30-2002, 11:38 AM   #4
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Question 3com 586d rh.2

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?

Many thanks.
 
Old 04-01-2002, 04:15 AM   #5
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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:

lsmod

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.

Luck,

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Old 04-01-2002, 03:02 PM   #6
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Unhappy 3c589/RH7.2/Toshiba

Hey!
Actually this command is of the few commands I discovered while poking through the postings.

Here is what lsmod returns:

Module Size Used By
3c589_cs 76664 1
ds 6832 2 [3c589_cs]
i82365 12448 2
pcmcia_core 39392 0 [3c589_cs ds i82365]
autofs 11232 0 (autoclean) (unused)
appletalk 20016 0 (autoclean)
ipx 16448 0 (autoclean)
usb-ohci 17936 0 (unused)
usb-core 49792 0 [usb-ohci]


I have also tried -just in case- "insmod 3c589_cs" command. Here is what it gave back:

Using lib/modules/2.4.7-10/kernel/drivers/net/pcmcia/3c589_cs.o
insmod: a module named 3c589_cs already exists

There is no problem to manually stop/start the card.

Many thanks.

kenny
 
Old 04-01-2002, 03:24 PM   #7
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Re: 3c589/RH7.2/Toshiba

Quote:
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.

Luck,

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Old 04-01-2002, 04:09 PM   #8
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3c589/RH7.2/Toshiba

Ok,I don't quite knowwhat I am missing then; But still the card is not listed under Network Configuration window -using KDE GUI-

With "netconfig" I gave it a static IP = 192.168.0.2/24;
and tried to ping my desktop @IP 192.168.0.1. It comes up with "destination unreachable".

I can ping the machine itself however i.e @IP 192.168.0.2

Do you follow?

 
Old 04-01-2002, 04:59 PM   #9
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Well... I admit I'm a big fan of KDE, but I've never used it for network configuration before. The three things you need to fiddle with for an internet connection are:

ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.2 up

'ifconfig' by itself will list all of the currently running interfaces. That line above will assign the card the IP address and bring it up.

route add default gw 123.234.123.234

That will add the gateway to your kernel routing table. Which, if you are using the desktop to NAT/route, then its probably 192.168.0.1

Then in order to have nameservers, you'll have to edit a file called /etc/resolv.conf and add in a line for each in the format:

nameserver 123.123.123.123
nameserver 123.123.123.123

In order to do this, I recommend using pico, the most intuitive, yet most worthless in the long run, code editor on the planet, i.e. its great to start out with. To edit the file:

pico /etc/resolv.conf

There are a bunch of ways to automate this. Make sure that works first though. (Its also handy to know how to do it from the bottom up).

Cheers,

Finegan

Last edited by finegan; 04-01-2002 at 05:01 PM.
 
Old 04-01-2002, 05:53 PM   #10
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Excellent! At last I can reach my desktop and vice versa.
When I edited resolv.conf the line "nameserver 192.168.01" [only] was already there though.

I am off to configure the other desktop which has an a Netwear NIC. I hope there will be less glitches this time. Wish me luck anyway.

Oh, can I raise the alarm if it becomes too bumby again?


Again, Many thanks

 
Old 04-01-2002, 07:00 PM   #11
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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.

Cheers

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Old 04-02-2002, 12:41 PM   #12
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Question 3c589/Rh7.2/Toshiba

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.

Ta.

Kenny
 
Old 04-03-2002, 01:27 PM   #13
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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.

Luck,

Finegan
 
Old 04-05-2002, 07:19 AM   #14
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