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Old 10-20-2002, 09:53 PM   #1
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Question VERY new to Linux, need help setting up Ethernet card


I'm brand new to Linux (installed it 2 days ago). It's Red Hat 8.0, and I've had fun playing with it so far, but it won't recognize my Ethernet card (Linksys 10/100 LAN Card). I go into Network Settings and it doesn't show anything. I tried to add it under hardware, but it said it couldn't detect it.
Any help you have would be appreciated. Please keep in mind that I'm completely new to this, so don't say anything way over my head.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 12:53 AM   #2
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Give a few more details as to what you intend to do

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Old 10-21-2002, 02:59 AM   #3
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your card most prably needs the tulip driver. what you can do is login as root, edit /etc/modules.conf and add this line:

alias eth0 tulip

Save the file and load the driver:

modprobe tulip

Then configure your network using this command:

netconfig -d eth0

And do a network restart:

/sbin/service network restart.

Last edited by born4linux; 10-21-2002 at 03:05 AM.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 06:20 PM   #4
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mux: I'm trying to hook the computer up to a small network in my home, with two Windows XP computers and a router with a cable modem.

born4linux: Thanks, I haven't had time to try that, but I'm going to tonight.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 06:53 PM   #5
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You should check and see if the router has a dhcp server or you're manually assigning ip addresses to each machine.

After that, find out which module you need for your linksys card or maybe just try a ne2000 compatible.
To load it:
modprobe module_name

If by dhcp,
ifconfig eth0
and load the 'dhcpcd', which is the dhcp client deamon. That should do it if no strange things are required.

If manually it gets a little bit harder..post your network setup...

Mux
 
Old 10-21-2002, 07:44 PM   #6
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or if you can, just go into modconf, select the tulip driver, and voila. restart networking services and it should be fine. im not sure if this wuold work in redhat, but debian takes my Linksys LNE100TX just fine with tulip.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 09:55 PM   #7
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Alright, I've tried what you guys have suggested with no success. I did everything born4linux said, but when I did a network restart, it came up with a message "Determining IP information for eth0... failed; no link present. Check cable?" I changed it to a manually set IP address, and did a network restart and it displayed [ ok ] for everything, including the one it failed with DHCP enabled. I know that DHCP is enabled on the router, because the Windows XP computers use it. Even with the manually set IP address I can't communicate with the rest of the network. Mux said to load the DHCP client deamon, which might be what I need to do, but I don't know how to do that. Any ideas?
 
Old 10-22-2002, 01:06 PM   #8
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Once you get past the

modprobe tulip

Try doing

dhcpcd

and see what happens...

Mux
 
Old 10-22-2002, 08:10 PM   #9
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thanks, I'm going to try that tonight.
 
  


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