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Old 12-31-2006, 02:20 AM   #1
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Unable to connect to the Internet with Intel card


First of all, I am a total Linux newbie. My situation is as follows: I have 2 harddrives in my machine, one 120gig ( Windows XP Pro ) the other 40gig ( Redhat 9 ). Once I boot up Redhat, it gives me an error that says I could not connect to the network. I then try to reconfigure my network card ( Intel PRO/1000 CT ) but this card is not in the drop down menu in the network card list. I pick the closest Intel card on the list and it gives me an error stating that there is no card by that name. However, a 3Com card, which I do not have at all, is eth0 and when I try to use the Internet, it gives me this error,"eth0 has an alias to module 3c501 in modules.cnf instead of currently loaded module tulip!"

I found a driver for my Intel card on the Intel website for Linux. I downloaded the driver and put the file on my Lexar Jumpdrive. However, once I get into Redhat, I do not know where to go from there to install the driver off the Jumpdrive.







Thank you for your time!
JBen
 
Old 12-31-2006, 02:37 AM   #2
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First off Red Hat 9 is ancient and unsupported. You should upgrade to a modern distribution. If you like Red Hat, I'd suggest Fedora Core 6 as it is the continuation of the Red Hat non-Enterprise line.

Try doing the following:

rmmod 3c501
modprobe e100

The e100 module is I believe the correct one for the Intel 100 Mbit cards. Then try to do "ifconfig eth0" and see if you can set up the network. If it works you can edit /etc/modules.conf and change 3c501 to e100. Note if your network card is new, then the e100 module shipped with Red Hat 9 may not support it. Again, your best bet here is to upgrade to an up to date Linux distribution, which will likely detect the card automatically with no fuss.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 09:24 AM   #3
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e1000 has also a good chance of working.. It is a PRO/1000, btmiller.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 01:57 PM   #4
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When I tried to use those commands you gave me, I can't even log in. I type in my username and password and it says my account has expired. Maybe I should upgrade to a newer version of Linux. What version do you suggest?
 
Old 12-31-2006, 02:04 PM   #5
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Er.. I guess that 'account is expired' is some other problem. Maybe you have set requirement of changing password every some time, or just account expiration? Can you login as root?
 
Old 12-31-2006, 02:16 PM   #6
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No, I cannot log in with my root password. Can't imagine what could have caused this.
 
  


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