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Old 10-04-2003, 11:14 AM   #1
Evan P.
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Question eth0 does not seem to be present

I have an old 3com 3c562D PCMCIA card and Red Hat 9. The card is detected during installation. I go in the Network panel and I'm able to Activate/Deactivate it. When the computer boots I get the error "eth0: eth0 does not seem to be present."

I visited and saw that the card is supported and the kernel driver is "3c589_cs". Also, during the booting process the loopback interface stars OK. When I activate/deactivate the pcmcia process the light on the cable attached to the card blinks. I assume that is a good thing.

Well, any suggestions? I am trying to migrate 100% to Linux and I need a PCMCIA card that will work at home. At work I have a docking station and that works well.

Thanks for your time and any suggastions.

Old 10-04-2003, 05:58 PM   #2
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I believe your network is starting before pcmcia is loaded. You may have to change the start valve in /etc/rc3.d rc4.d and rc5.d. to start pcmcia before network. Make a note of what it is before changes just in cause something else needs to load before pcmcia can start.

Note you will want to change the ones with S for start K is for Kill.


If in network is S12network and pcmcia is S24pcmcia, then make pcmcia something like S10pcmcia.

Also may need to make sur enetwork stops before network on shutdown, usually in /etc/rc0.d

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