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Old 09-08-2005, 08:08 AM   #1
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Question do you know how to (PCI card)


hi
i have just install an ethernet card for a new Zoom X4 ethernet ADSL modem (linux compatible).
the driver for the card has been compiled and installed, just after installation the back of the card at the slot where the modem is plugged in was a green colour (light)
then after the driver install i rebooted and no light.

in the maual it says something about configuring your distrobution to start the driver at bootup but doesnt give any infomation on this because every linux distrobution is different from the last one.

its a Belkin Gigabit Ethernet Desktop Network PCI Card

the modem is a Zoom X4 model No 5551 with Ethernet support but requires the card for it to work

and the distrobution is Mandriva on a standard packard bell PC

so close

help or imput is appreciated
 
Old 09-08-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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It probably created a module for you that needs to be loaded at boot. In gentoo, this is done by adding the module to /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6. Other distributions may use /etc/modules.conf or something similar. I'm not sure about Mandriva.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 11:00 AM   #3
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David, thanks for the reply

i think you are right...

though i only have known linux for a few weeks and dont t have that knowledge yet

btw, at boot up it when you press Esc it states that:

Bringing up Interface for Eth0
Determining IP of Eth0

both are !!Failed!!
 
Old 09-08-2005, 11:04 AM   #4
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That could be due to the module not being loaded. I believe the proper file is /etc/modules.conf under Mandriva, but I may be wrong.
 
  


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