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Old 05-31-2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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Smile Installing a Network Card on FC4


Hi,

I recently got an old banger of a computer (Pentium 2) to try to play around with Linux FC4. I didn't have a network card which I then bought after installing FC4. However, the card is not recognised after rebooting, although it is recognised in XP.

The card is an el cheapo unbranded thing. The name of the XP driver file is slnt.sys or netslnt.inf, and in XP it is recognised as a RLT8139 Family PCI. After some googling, I have a feeling that this card is some sort of fake and pretends it is a RLT8139.

This is not the first time I've installed Linux, although I still consider myself a newbie.

Any suggestions on how to get this thing to work without buying another one?

Will re-installing FC4 with the network card in place be any help?

Thanks
 
Old 05-31-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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what does lspci say about the device?

does "modprobe 8139too" latch onto the card? (also try rtl8139)
 
Old 05-31-2006, 05:48 PM   #3
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All I get in both cases is 'Command not found'. Before you ask, I am logged in as root.

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you probably su'd incorrectly, if you are properly logged it that will always work. just use the full path /sbin/modprobe or use "su -" when suing to root.
 
Old 06-01-2006, 02:01 PM   #5
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Hi,

Yes the dash after su does matter.

The output of lspci & modprobe is as follows.

[root@localhost ~]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03)

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)

00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02)

00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)

00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01)

00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02)

00:0b.0 Serial controller: Rockwell International HCF 56k Data/Fax/Voice/Spkp (w/Handset) Modem (rev 01)

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c368 [Trio 3D/2X] (rev 01)

[root@localhost ~]# modprobe 8139too

[root@localhost ~]# modprobe rlt8139too

FATAL: Module rlt8139too not found.
[root@localhost ~]#

I seems it just dosen't see the card.

Any suggestions.

Cheers
 
Old 06-01-2006, 02:16 PM   #6
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If modprobe doesn't return anything (as was the case when you ran "modprobe 8139too"), that's usually a good sign. Does "ifconfig -a" show an eth0 now?

Edit: the other module acid_kewpie said to try was rtl8139, not rlt8139too.

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Old 06-01-2006, 04:03 PM   #7
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nothing in lspci.... are you sure it's not disabled in your bios or something?
 
Old 06-03-2006, 11:01 AM   #8
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Well I swapped the network card with another PC and changed some things in the BIOS (not sure what) and it seems to work now.

Thanks for the suggestions.
 
  


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