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Old 05-29-2002, 02:31 AM   #1
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anyone installed a 3com 3c5098 C NIC in Linux?


hello having trouble installing my 3COm 3c5098 NIC in Red Hat 7.2, It is an older ISA card and Linux can't auto detect it, when I manually set it up it gives me a bug report, anyone succesfully installed one? please inform
 
Old 05-29-2002, 05:03 PM   #2
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You mean a 3c509B probably. The older ISA cards sometimes take memory i/o settings and blah blah blah. This one usually just needs an IRQ.

Try:

cat /proc/interrupts
and look for an un-used one, 7 or 5 are usually good, then pass the module the argument on modprobe:

modprobe 3c509 irq=5

for instance. Keep trying that until it registers in "dmesg"

Luck,

Finegan
 
Old 05-29-2002, 09:53 PM   #3
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Ok thanks, it shows up in dmesg now, however when I use the network device configuration util in X it only has eth0 on there, why doesn;t it see eth1?
 
Old 05-29-2002, 10:07 PM   #4
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Because the Network Device Configurator that is part of (Gnome?) is pants. RedHat is scrambling to find good Open Source GUI tools after they decided to ditch the uber-bugy init-mutilating linuxconf a few releases ago. Ignore it, the card works. You can bring it up and address it with "ifconfig". Also, if you want it to come up right at boot, its easiest to just cheat and put the configuration in /etc/rc.d/rc.local, like:

/sbin/modprobe 3c509 irq=x
/sbin/ifconfig eth1 192.168.x.x (for a static)

or

/sbin/ifconfig eth1 dhcpcd (for dhcp)

yadyadya, luck,

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Old 05-30-2002, 01:59 AM   #5
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once more question, after I do modprobe and set the IRQ it see's eth1 in dmesg, however when I cat /proc/interrupts it's not in there. Also is there a command to run to see just what eth devices are installed?
 
Old 05-30-2002, 03:05 AM   #6
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ifconfig -a

Dunno about it appearing in /proc/interrupts. I usually stop caring to look after I get the card up... weird.

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