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Old 11-23-2003, 01:32 PM   #31
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well, I followed someones advice from this thread.....I had it listed as that Bridgecom, Inc....but when i rebooted It was gone.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 01:49 PM   #32
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Oh ok! So, to clarify whenever you reboot your ethernet card is no longer recognized correct? Ok, so the module does work it's just not loaded during boot so use an editor and edit "/etc/modules" and add to the bottom of the line "tulip". Reboot and try to see if your nic card is recognized now. Hope that works

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Old 11-23-2003, 02:43 PM   #33
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thanks!!
 
Old 11-23-2003, 03:07 PM   #34
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tulip

ok, i put "tulip" at the bottom of the list on /etc/modules.conf,
then i rebooted....did a - "modprobe tulip"...and it said-

Invalid line 6 in /etcmodules.conf tulip



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Old 11-23-2003, 07:45 PM   #35
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Hi Surf,

Wrong place . You put that in "/etc/modules" not "/etc/modules.conf".

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Old 11-23-2003, 11:47 PM   #36
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im sorry, i dont have /etc/modules....just /etc/modules.conf. its not in /etc/
 
Old 11-24-2003, 12:01 AM   #37
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twantrd, Demonbane posted this about the tulip driver-

check /sbin/lsmod and see if "tulip" is there, if its not try modprobe tulip
then you need to either manually use /sbin/ifconfig to configure/bring up the card or use the ifup script in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts.

hint: adding "alias eth0 tulip" to /etc/modules.conf will make it load automatically on boot(subsitude 0 with 1 if its the second nic, 2 if its the third and so on)

hint2: check dmesg and see if your card is detected.

If the above doesnt work you may need to compile the module manually with the soruce code provided in the disk, there should be some sort of instruction provided on the disk.


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I did this, but it was only a temp fix....when i rebooted, the ethernet card was gone.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 12:42 AM   #38
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when i open /sbin/, the lsmod is there, but its an exe.....so how would i check if there was tulip in there? I have tulip and all of the linksy LNE100TX drivers on a 1.44" floppy....cant i just drag and drop the file somewhere and it will work?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 03:39 AM   #39
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Hey Surfmonkey,

Yes, lsmod is in /sbin but if you look closely, it's actually a symlink to 'insmod'. You can tell:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Nov 22 21:33 lsmod -> insmod

The 'l' specifies that it's a link and the -> indicates that lsmod is a link to 'insmod'. By doing an lsmod it just displays what modules are loaded. If you want to find out if you have the tulip module do this:
"locate tulip"

Doing this on my machine reports this:
"/lib/modules/2.2.20-idepci/net/tulip.o"

Therefore I know that I do have the tulip module. I'm positive that you have the tulip module as well because you stated that you got your ethernet card to work but it just doesn't load up when you reboot. Have you tried doing what Demonbane has posted, making an alias to eth0 in /etc/modules.conf?

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Old 11-24-2003, 03:46 AM   #40
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yes, but it didnt work...i am not very happy about my progress....i dont think i can do it.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 08:59 AM   #41
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Right. When I got Linux on the internet, it was fairly simple. Try this, and report any output that you get.
Go into Gnome terminal
Type "su" and enter your password
Type "modprobe tulip". You said that this worked before (or that it didn't give any errors)
Type "ifconfig eth0". If eth0 is there, then everything's OK.

*********I'm not sure about this bit. Try not doing it, and if the next stage fails then come back to here and try it***********
You now need to run a script. It should be in /etc/sysconfig/network-devices and it should be called something like ifup-eth0. Type "ls /etc/sysconfig/net" and press TAB, NOT RETURN. This should complete it with "network-devices" or something similar. See what you have in there that's similar to "ifup-eth0". Now run it with "/etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifup-eth0", or whatever it was called.
***************************************************

Now at this point, I think you need to run a DHCP client. There are two main ones and you probably have one of them. So try both of these things, and let me know if either work:
Type "dhcpcd"
or Type "dhclient"

That should hopefully connect you. If this works, then let me know and we'll work on getting you connected on boot.

Try "ping www.yahoo.com" to see if it works. Now you should be able to run your favourite browser (firebird) and use the internet.

Hope this helps
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:52 PM   #42
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thank you guygriff....i will give it a shot

Thank you!!
 
Old 11-24-2003, 09:27 PM   #43
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YAAAHOOOO!!!

Im on with Linux right now!!!
I would like to give a HUGE thankyou to the following people....i know I was a pain in the ass....but you stuck with me and helped this lost Linux user get online

Netizen - for all the great advice and info
Demonbane - for the great tulip driver help
guygriffiths - for stepping in and giving me a hand

and most of all -
Twantrd. - You are the best!! You guided me step by step....I was going to give up, and you not only walked me through it, you gave me the encouragement to keep at it....and that I am most thankful for!

ifconfig ONLINE!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

You guys RULE!!!!

i can get on with motzilla/netscape, but licq is not logging in.....aaah close enough!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

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Old 11-24-2003, 09:33 PM   #44
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Well thats awesome. Welcome to Linux and LQ. Hopefully it will be easier for you next time...sorry i wasn't more help.

Netizen
 
Old 11-24-2003, 09:34 PM   #45
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you were a great help Netizen! thanks for taking your time to help me....you rule!

I wish I could buy you guys a beer!

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