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Old 06-21-2004, 12:15 PM   #1
the bishop
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very odd network problem (haven't seen it asked yet)


I just installed the community Mandrake 10 CDs, and have an issue. It sees both my Wireless card (Netgear WG311T) but doesn't have drivers for this, so I cannot use it, and it also sees my onboard NIC card as well.

The problem is this: I think it is loading incorrect drivers for the onboard card. The reason I say this is because it loads the 'tulip' drivers for this one, and when I load a copy of Fedora Core 2 on this machine it loads dmfs (I think?) as the driver and that one works. The tulip driver does not work, and as I don't have any driver loaded for the wireless, I'm stuck up a creek.

Any ideas or help would be much appreciated.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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In the file /etc/modules.conf add a line stating the module you want for the interface, eg
alias eth0 dmfs

I also get lazy sometimes and see what my knoppix cd loads for the hardware and write that in as well...

Try a Goole search for Netgear WG311T and see if you can find a module to suit..
 
Old 06-22-2004, 01:12 AM   #3
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so I can remove the alias eth0 tulip that's in there, and just put alias eth0 dfms and it should work? or will I have to recompile something for it to work? reason I ask is when I put that in, and then tried to drakConf or whatever the hardware detect program was, it still showed the driver as tulip .... ?
 
Old 06-22-2004, 01:38 AM   #4
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btw it was "dmfe" as the driver ... I'm thinking that it won't be so easy to just edit my modules.conf, but I hope so
 
Old 06-22-2004, 09:54 AM   #5
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You can load it manually to test it..

modprobe dmfe

Any other necessary modules will be loaded as well with modprobe.
Then do ifconfig eth0 up

Because you have 2 possible net cards, you may have to experiment with eth0 & eth1 to see which combination works.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 11:24 AM   #6
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well, eth0 is still giving me woes (regarding that) but I did manage to get the wireless up and running on eth1, and as that was what I had originally wanted to do, it negates eth0 now.

I'm still going to try to knock that out and get it working though. Thanks for your help Peter!
 
Old 06-22-2004, 04:38 PM   #7
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do lspci to get the ethernet hardware details..

We can identify the needed module from that..
 
  


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