I've been struggling with my ethernet card for 2 weeks now and I've finally figured out (after reading all kinds of how-tos) that the reason of my card not working is because it tries to use IRQ 10 while in windows it uses IRQ 20... (I have a double boot)
Here's what happened:
I've Installed RedHat8.0 few months ago - and was surprised to find out that my network card was detected and working without any effort...
Later on I found out that Masquerading was missing from the kernel
so I decided to upgrade to 2.4.20 kernel from kernel.org in order to have masquerading enabled... After I recompiled, my original Broadcom Trigon driver stopped working so I researched a little bit and found out my native linux drivers for BCM5700 and downloaded them and included into my kernel...
Now my card is being recognized and loaded at IRQ10 instead of 20(windows)
Although at the boot time I get a message that eth0 has been loaded OK.
but still no internet connection after I log in.
Could you give me some insight on how to force the card to be recognized at IRQ20 instead of 10?
I Really appreciate your help.
Thanks very much.
P.S. I'will include a lil bit of hardware info if required:
P4 2.4 Ghz 512DDR Ram, ASUS P4PE motherboard with GIGABIT Lan BCM5702 onboard. I also have another ethernet card which is not even being recognized yet... but I think it's not the problem.