I posted before but got no response. Maybe cuz I'm SO newbie-esqe. sorry.
I'm gonna try again, and simplify my qustion.
Linux seems to SEE the network card, brand, and driver is installed (tulip for the linksys) but it cannot be activated.
same for my usb zip - it identifies it as 250 zip etc, but cannot be mounted.
i'm doing SOMETHING terribly wrong and or dumb. I would LOVE any help, thoughts or a push towards books or tutorials that would straighten me out.
I'm going on line via router, and I have some irq error messages of some sort when I boot - although RH9 does in fact boot and work.
thank you very much.