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Old 07-14-2004, 02:42 AM   #1
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I know that there are a lot of posts concerning this driver under RH 9.0, but i have toiled and toiled and nothing seems to be working.
I have an ASUS P4P800, and the integrated 3Com Gigabit NIC. I have downloaded the 3c2000 driver which is supposedly supposed to support this NIC. Here is what I have done:
--I untar the 3c2000.tar.gz to /tmp/3c2000
--Knowing that, for some reason, ifconfig, depmod, and others wont run straight from bash, as you have to affix the prefix /sbin/ to them (ie /sbin/modprobe instead of just modprobe), i changed the makefile accordingly.
--then i terminal to that, su, and per the readme, run 'make load'
-- it does it's thing, and from what ive gleaned from other posts, i copy the driver to the right folder (cp /tmp/3c2000/3c2000.o /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net)
-- then i add 'alias eth0 3c2000' to /etc/modules.conf
-- then i run '/sbin/depmod -a'
-- next is '/sbin/ifconfig eth0 up'
-- at this point, the light on the integrated card is on, and the my switch shows a connection, which turns off when i '/sbin/ifconfig eth0 down'

This is as far as i get, i have a DHCP network, and i dont know how to invoke a DHCP request, is it automatic? When i run the GUI 'internet connection wizard' thing, it recognizes the card, but when it comes time to activate the card, a status box comes up saying please wait, and i see the switch flashing as if it is trying to communicate with my router, and as i keep running '/sbin/ifconfig eth0', the number of TX packets keeps increasing until i get a box telling me the internet wizard was unable to get the IP info for the card, and it remains inactive. I know my router works, im on a dual boot machine and DHCP is obviously working now (im talking to you after all), did i totally miss something?

Thanks in advance!

Please help me in my struggle away from windows, once i get the internet running i can get all the programs i need to never touch windows again (cept for games :-P )
Old 07-14-2004, 04:32 AM   #2
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actually this just started working, cool.

oddly enough i can only seem to get to certain sites (google isnt working?)
whats the deal?


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