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Old 07-01-2004, 06:13 AM   #1
zinc_0
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Installing network cards in RedHat 9


Hi,
I have a Pentium 2.4 GHz With Redhat and Windows XP dualbooting, and recently got cable internet, i set this up in windows, but got into redhat and found that none of my network cards were shown in the hardware section of the Network administration tool. i searched about and found no documents about an easy way to install them. i ended up reinstalling redhat 9 hoping they would be detected. unfortunately they have still not been detected and no network card installation window appeared during install. The NIC's are both Realtek RTL8139's and ive never before had any trouble with them.

Is there an easy way to install these NIC's? its a very newbie question but im plumb out of ideas. any help would be great
cheers
zinc
 
Old 07-01-2004, 07:48 AM   #2
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check the following

#dmesg|grep eth

Check in /etc/sysconfig/hwconf whether you see the NICs listed.

Check modprobe.conf whether the aliases are ok.

#lsmod

and check whether the appropriate kernel module is loaded.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 04:06 AM   #3
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This is the network section of my hwconf, so they are there how do i install them so they are displayed in the hardware section of the the network administration tool?

-class: NETWORK
bus: PCI
detached: 0
device: eth
driver: disabled
desc: "Realtek|RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+"
vendorId: 10ec
deviceId: 8139
subVendorId: 10ec
subDeviceId: 8139
pciType: 1

-class: NETWORK
bus: PCI
detached: 0
device: eth
driver: disabled
desc: "Realtek|RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+"
vendorId: 10ec
deviceId: 8139
subVendorId: 10ec
subDeviceId: 8139
pciType: 1
 
Old 07-02-2004, 04:28 AM   #4
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did you try

#modprobe 8139too

Adding a very dirty approach

Shutdown your system. Remove the 2 NICs. Start the system.

Kudzu will (may) detect configuration changes. Go ahead and let it Reconfigure/remove the devices (your Network cards). Once you reach the console login/X Login, shutdown the system again.

Now install the cards back in the system and poweron your PC. Kudzu will (may) detect the new components and will configure them for you.

Not a very good method ... but works.

Last edited by ppuru; 07-02-2004 at 04:33 AM.
 
Old 07-02-2004, 02:12 PM   #5
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I had the same problem with the very same NIC.
u can try two different methods by which i solved the prob.
boot in to your bios go to option where u can assign IRQ to PCI slot manually. u can
check the IRQ for your card from your windows XP device driver and assign the
same manually to ur BIOS save BIOS setting and exit. Now kudzu will detect the NIC
automatically at boot.

Other method is u have to note down all the settings from windows XP ethernet
configuration and add it to /etc/modules.conf or modprobe.conf i guess.

i used both method and both worked for me.
good luck u have to try something usually the first method should work.

Last edited by gredhat; 07-02-2004 at 02:13 PM.
 
  


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