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Help me please, i've been trying for the longest while to get my ethernet card to initialize, i have Redhat Linux 7.1 installed on my ibm thinkpad and i can not for the life of me get my 10/100 Etherjet cardbus adapter to initialize. it tells me that the xircom_cb transmitter fails the deactivate as well as the receiver. i've edited the etc/pcmcia/config file and added the card but still nothing happens. i'll appreciate any tips anyone can give
well, just a few questions, have you tried to configure your network thru Setup or netconfig? Or have you tried looking for a possible update on drivers for your card or whatever? Does it give you this error on bootup?
i've tried configuring it through netcfg and linuxconf, it still never initializes, it just keeps saying eth0 initialization delayed. sometimes i have to manually insert the card using cardctl insert, i usually get the two tones that indicate that the card is acknowledged, i get the correct identification when i use cardctl ident but it just won't initialize, to answer your question about updating the drivers, i haven't and to bw quite honest i don't know how to.
updating drivers, first browse around and see if there are any out there. usually they should come with readme or install directions, or the site if you find any should have some instructions to install. i would try that first, see if there are any first, if you have any problems let us know as someone here should be able to help you install them. hopefully that is all you need to get it working, it just never hurts to find updated or newer drivers for devices. well from my experience it is...
Hmm....i've found the latest version of pcmcia-cardservices pcmcia-cs-3.1.29.tar.gz but i don't know what version i had to begin with. this in itself was tricky because i had to mount my windows partition in order to retrieve the file since i can't access the net from Linux, anyway i found this at: http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...?group_id=2405
So i am in posession of the above mentioned file but as you might have guessed i do not know what to do with it because i've not had much luck with .tar.gz files. i have a cd with some programmes i wanted to load unto the KDE desktop like the kSMSagent and i wasn't able to do that. i appreciate any help you can give with this and i thank you very much for the help you have provided thus far
On a good note i found out i have an archiving program that acts like an unzipping program and i was able to unzip the file or un tar it...you know what i mean but on the down side i believe from reading the instructions that i would have yo recompile the kernel but i have no clue how to go about doing that.
just out of curiousity how do you find out what i/o's are being used because somewhere along the line i read that the card should be bound to the tulip.o driver but ever time i try to insert that module using insmod tulip they tell me that i might have i/o irq conflicts.