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I am new to linux and this website as well and this is my first post.
I have linux(rhel 4) installed on my lenovo laptop y410 and using dual boot.While my intenet is working on windows vista but not when i am on linux.i have provided all the basic input required to connect to internet but when i try to activate that it throws an error "3c501 device eth0 does not seem to be present delaying initialization"..please help me on this....let me know if any driver needs to be installed and from which link i can download it with all the details.i have tried many thinghs but all failed.....help me
The above will tell you which version of RHEL4.X you have (0-8). If you are running an older release(4.0 ?) your hardware may be newer than that release. You can fix this by upgrading your kernel manually. Log into the RHN(you have to have a paid subscription to run RHEL) and grab the newest kernel ( 2.6.9-89 or newer). Then install it with the rpm command (see man rpm). The newer kernels have a lot more hardware support.
Yes, it appears you need to upgrade your kernel. As lazlow suggested, check out the man pages on rpm and you should be able to get it taken care of. If you still have issues, you may try downloading the drivers for your card from the web.
The only potential issue I can see is that you are running a customs (non RH made) kernel and it is tough to know the details of how that kernel was built or why you are using it rather than a stock kernel. Logging into your RHN account will allow you to manually download the most recent kernel. I am 99% sure that your nic will be supported in the current kernel.
thanks lazlow......so upgrading the kernel is the only solution?since i dont have an rhcn account,are there any other options or from where i can upgrade my kernel for free.....i surely dont have much idea as i am new to linux.....so any further details will be highly appreciated
Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is free to download/update (unlike RHEL) and is binary compatible with RHEL. I would strongly suggest you switch over. Centos builds their system using RH source rpms(sans proprietary stuff, mostly logos). One can use Centos RPMs on RHEL but there are a few gotchas, in the long run it is MUCH easier to just switch over.