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Old 01-24-2003, 03:32 PM   #1
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Newbie problems after first linux install ever...

I installed Red Hat Linux 7.3, and this is what I noticed immediately after installing:

1) Unable to add ethernet device in network configuration (ethernet is not an extension card, it's build into my motherboard)

2) No sound support (Also, no extension card)

3) Games like TuxRacer go like a slug

I looked on the ATI website for xFree86 drivers with 3d acceleration, and it sent me to

My video card is Radeon 7000 series, but on the ATI website the 7000 series wasn't included here

Here is my hardware:

Computer: ACPI Uniprocessor computer

Disk Drive: WDC WD1000JB-00CRA0

Display Adapter: Radeon 7000 series

DVD/CD-ROM Drives: Plextor CD-R PX-W2410A, TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-M1502

Floppy Disk Drive: Y-E DATA USB-FDU USB Device

Human Interface Devices: HID-Compliant game controller, USB Human interface device

IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers: Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Controller, Primary IDE channel, Secondary IDE Channel

Keyboard: Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard

Mice and other pointing devices: Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Monitor: MAG XJ700T

Network Adapters: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection

Ports (COM & LPT): Communications Port (COM2), Printer Port (LPT1)

Processors: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.26 GHz

Sound, video, and game controllers: Audio Codecs, Legacy Audio Drivers, Legacy Video Capture Devices, Media Control Devices, SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio, Video Codecs

System Devices: ACPI Fixed feature button, Direct Memory Access Controller, Intel 82801DB LPC Interface Controller, - 24C0, Intel 82801DB PCI Bridge - 244E, Intel 82801DB/DBM SMBus Controller - 24C3, Intel 82802 Firmware Hub Device, Intel 82845G/GL Processor to AGP Controller - 2561, Intel 82845G/GL Processor to I/O Controller - 2560, ISAPNP Read Data Port, Microcode Update device, Microsoft ACPI-compliant system, Motherboard resources, Motherboard resources, Numeric Data Processor, PCI Bus, Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator, Programmable Interrupt Controller, System Board, System CMOS/Real time clock, System speaker, System timer, Terminal service device redirector

Universal Serial Bus controllers: Intel PCI to USB Enhance Host controller, Intel 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2, Intel 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4, Intel 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7, USB 2.0 Root Hub, USB Printing support, USB Root Hub, USB Root Hub, USB Root Hub, Y-E Data USB Floppy
Old 01-24-2003, 04:56 PM   #2
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Network: Open a terminal, type 'su', then root password when asked. When it's done, type
modprobe eepro100
It will try to install 'eepro100' module (driver). It should be the right one for your card. Then you should be able to configure your NIC using:
ifconfig eth0 your_ip_here

NOTE: 'eepro100' or 'e100', I don't remember the name. If the first one fails, try the second one.
NOTE2: 'netconfig' should be able to detect and configure the card for you.
Old 01-24-2003, 05:00 PM   #3
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3d support is experemenal i think i got a sis 630 but when with 3d support x server always crashes may because of that your tux racer is slow
Old 01-24-2003, 11:03 PM   #4
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As for the sound, I tried sndconfig, it found something but said it wasn't supported. Thank god I have many many spare sound cards somewhere around here.

And as for the network, I tried modprobe with a whole crapload of things. I tried ee100pro, e100, a bunch of others. I even did a /sbin/modprobe *

lol. Thank god I also have spare network cards

Just a quicky, why do I have to type /sbin/modprobe instead of modprobe when I'm IN the /sbin directory?
Old 01-25-2003, 05:09 PM   #5
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You don't have /sbin in your PATH. Open /etc/profile and add at the end:
export PATH=/sbin:$PATH
Old 01-25-2003, 05:15 PM   #6
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