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Old 08-11-2001, 01:40 AM   #1
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Hardware initialization issues

Ok so I had RH 7.1 somewhat working when I was told that if I wanted two ethernet cards in my system I would have to reinstall with both cards in the system......I reinstalled...

I selected server and gnome, plus dhcp and linuxconf.Software installed wonderfully. Once I got to the network settings I selected DHCP for eth0 and manual for eth1 (private ip's). I completed the installed rebooted, then got this error Bringing up interface eth0: Determining IP information for eth0......Operation failed. Eth1 initialized ok. Once the system came up I did a cat /proc/interrupts and cat /proc/ioports and noticed that eth0 was not listed. So I edited the modules.conf file and added the options line to specify the io and irq for both eth entires.

I rebooted, I guess Im used to windoze, and now my eth0 and eht1 have this error Bringing up interface eth0: insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.2-2/kernel/drivers/net/3c59x.o : insmod eth0 failed: Delaying eth0 initialization. The same error comes up for eth1 but with dmfe.o as the driver name. I can go
into a term window and insmod both drivers and they load fine
and doing an if config shows all devices (lo, eth0, eth1), but if I do an ifup eht0 i get the Delaying eth.....failed thingy.

Help. I've heard many good things about linux. I don't want this issue to discourage me. Many thanks in advance
Old 08-11-2001, 11:14 AM   #2
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Hey same thing happened to me last night when i was playing around with my friends network. (i kinda screwed it up) lol. try
insmod dmfe
and then
ifup eth0
Old 08-11-2001, 11:51 AM   #3
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Like I said, I can do a insmod dmfe and insmod 3c59x from the command prompt and the modules are loaded just fine. If I do an ifup eth0 it fails. I dont want to load the modules manually I want the kernel to do it.
Old 10-23-2001, 03:34 PM   #4
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Question Mess up with eth0 & eth1

The following two fields won't disappear. Why? and where to vi it?
1. I/O port (opt): 0x330
2. Irq (opt):11

Both of them used to as empty, but now Linuxconf won't beable to clear it. So weired!


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