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Old 08-26-2003, 03:44 AM   #1
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Question NIC drivers gone on boot

I just upgraded my wifes computer, I replace a k62 MOBO with a K7S5A PRO and a duron 1.3 gig cpu. on first boot the only thing that did not come up was the Video, Sound, & NIC. I am running Mandrake 9.1 and was able to reinstall the drivers for each and got them all working.

The problem: When I boot the computer it does not remember the NIC, it's built into the MOBO and according to ECS's WEB site the NIC is a RealTek RTL8201BL 10/100Mbps. I run Mandrake Control Center and it auto detects the NIC fine and it works until I reboot the computer. Any Ideas?
Old 08-26-2003, 08:21 AM   #2
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Seems like Mandrake has made a mess of the configuration a bit... here's a quick way to cheat. Add the line:

alias eth0 8139too

To the file /etc/modules.conf

If there's a different line there, its probably the one for the old NIC.

Also, I'm not familiar with the rtl8201 Nic, the 8139too module is a guess, substitute that with whatever module the nic users...


Old 08-29-2003, 06:33 AM   #3
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Thanks, that was sort of the problem.

alias eth0 8139too

was there for the old card, my integrated ethernet seems to be sis900 once I removed the 8139too line from the modules.conf, mandrake config tool put the sis900 in

alias eth0 sis900

works fine lasts a long time.


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