LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-30-2001, 12:03 AM   #1
jb1140
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2001
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Caldera 2.4 & Netgear FA311 - setup problem


Another new Linux user (sigh)

I bought the Netgear FA311, which says it works with Linux - but on opening it, only Redhat drivers are provided.

Anyway, I compiled the fa311.c driver, and copied the fa311.o file into \lib\modules\net.

When I run the Ethernet Interface program, the Netgear FA311 card does not appear in the list of card names or drivers.

Q. How do I select a driver just added - is there a list I need to update?

Thank you for reading this, and I appreciate the help of anyone!

JB
 
Old 08-30-2001, 03:54 AM   #2
DMR
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: Fairfax, California
Distribution: RH 9.0, RH 7.3, Mandrake 8.0
Posts: 986

Rep: Reputation: 30
I'm not familiar with Caldera, but I have used the FA-311 (with much headache involved).
First, the driver for the 311 should be named "natsemi.o", and the source-code file is "natsemi.c". The current source file can be obtained here. Some NIC vendors will rename modules to reflect the name of the card (as it seems to be in your case), but compare your fa311.c to the natsemi.c I referenced above just to be sure. If they're the same, it should be OK.

If you have successfully compiled the fa311.o file, and placed it in /lib/modules/net, you can try to manually load/insert the module by doing "insmod fa311" or "modprobe fa311" (for modprobe, you might have to use fa311.o instead of just fa-311). After that, do "lsmod" to view all loaded modules. If insmod or modprobe worked, you should see the fa311 module in the list.

If this worked, add the line "alias eth0 fa311" to your /etc/modules.conf file to initialize the NIC/module at bootup.

Remember that UNIX is case-sensitive, so if your module is named, for example, FA311.o instead of fa311.o, substitute your exact filename for the filename I used.

Also- if you do the above, and everything seems to go OK, but on reboot the NIC fails to initialize, try turning off Plug-N-Play support in your BIOS; it can cause conflicts with some cards under Linux.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Hat 8.0 & Netgear NIC FA311 Confusid Linux - Networking 11 01-08-2003 06:20 PM
linksys lne100tx & netgear fa311 fragged one Linux - Networking 15 08-02-2002 08:28 PM
Caldera & Mouse setup vee Linux - Software 0 03-01-2002 12:17 AM
RH7.1 & Netgear FA311 - no network card detected? jb1140 Linux - Networking 2 09-05-2001 10:58 AM
Netgear FA311 & D-Link DFE-530TX+ problems vital Linux - Networking 2 02-19-2001 11:08 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:14 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration