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I just installed RedHat 8.0 on a Compaq Presario 2266 which is equiped with a Cyrix MII 225MHz CPU, 4.2 GB HD, 256MB SDRAM, and 2 Netgear FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Cards.
I have added "apm=off" to the kernel boot parameters because the system hung during bootstrap.
The current problem is that I cannot get the system to recognize my NICs. I have tried installing the TULIP driver but to no avail. I have copied tulip.c into /home/root and tried to compile it and get only about 2000 errors. C and C program development is not my forte, nor is any of the X flavors.
My goal is to incorporate this box into my LAN which is comprised of several W2K boxes, a W95 laptop, and an old WFW311 386 box. TCP/IP networking and Windows, I know, but Linux is at this point, a mystery to me.
I have had problems in the past with many TX-based NIC's. Many of them use additional drivers(besides the main driver itself) for initialization that not even windows gets right at times. You might want to check into this.
deanrantala - I meant to note to you that the NICs did not require any additional drivers when W2K was loaded on that box. I initially was going to use it for a firewall, thus the two NICs, but I wound up using it as a security sandbox on my LAN.
Distribution: Red Hat Linux 9, FreeBSD 4.8, Knoppix 3.2
Cougar : I found the following instructions at the Linksys Knowledge Base, I've modified them for Red Hat Linux 8.0. Because I cannot test this, I can't guarantee if it's going to work :
1. Log in as root (with the command "su -")
2. From the console, type in: ifup eth0
3. From the console, type in: ifup eth1
4. After running the command in step 2 and 3 the cards should be
initialized, then input : redhat-config-network
5. After the configuring the card with step 2 and 3, input : ifconfig
6. After running "ifconfig" you should have seen two devices, eth0 and lo.
7. From the console Input : vi /etc/modules.conf
8. Input the following at the beginning of the file : alias eth0 tulip
9. Save changes.
10. You would be back at the console, type in init 6 to restart the system.
After you do that - and with a little bit of luck - your LNE100 will be setup.