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Old 07-22-2002, 08:09 PM   #61
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almost have Netgear FA311 working, PLEASE HELP!!!


I am running RH 7.2.
I have the files natsemi.c, pci-scan.c, kern_compat.h and
pci-scan.h from the site mentioned in a prior post.

Finally, everthing is almost ok, pci-scan.o is ok but natsemi.o
is not. when i do

insmod natsemi.o this is the output I get:

natsemi.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters
including invalid IO or IRQ

I know what IRQ is but don't know what to do with this.

I know this is an old thread but someone please help


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Old 08-16-2002, 04:19 PM   #62
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Thumbs up FA311 installed fine with Red Hat 7.3

I was very concerned about using the Netgear FA311 with Linux, from what I'd read about the problems, but the FA310TX has been discontinued and I don't have any spare FA310TX NICs.

The FA311 in this box was working fine under MS Windows 98 SE and last Saturday I made this box a dual boot box. I'm very happy to report that my FA311 is working fine, with the driver that was installed by the Red Hat Linux 7.3 Setup program. ( our family web site )
Old 08-16-2002, 05:12 PM   #63
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I did finally get it working too, with RH7.2, that was part of the problem I had to get the drivers and recompile them and I made alot of other stupid mistakes is what made it take so long.
Someone else mentioned I should upgrade to 7.3, sounds like I will be doing that
Old 09-03-2002, 07:23 PM   #64
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no problems on RH7
Old 07-01-2003, 11:38 PM   #65
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Talking netgear fa 311

no problem in Rh 9 must be your o/s I did however have a major pain in the backside with the fa 310 tx netgear and Rh claim it's supported but Rh 9 didn't see it on a fresh install so I bought the 311 and it recognized it instantly hope this helps someone else I know the 12 bucks I spent on the card was money well spent not to mention the the keyboard imprints it saved in my forehead
Old 07-27-2003, 10:44 PM   #66
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Sorry if its a problem, but seeing as I am a complete n00b, could someone please explain how to install a driver. I have a Netgear FA311 as well, and I am running Slackware 9.0. I have saved the "c" file for my PCI card that was at onto a floppy as well. Where do I start?
Old 08-31-2003, 08:51 PM   #67
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Possilbe fix for some....

Just a note, in case it helps. I use a netgear fa311, and I have gotten it to work on a few distro's of linux {been trying to decide which one I like best, for now I am deciding between Suse and mandrake, but....} I had an annoying problem with my FA311 network card not working. It would not get a ip address dynamically and assigning a static IP did not help, I forget the exact error messages now but basically the network subsystem failed to init correctly}. I decided since other people had the same NIC and it worked, it had to be something involving my system set up specifically. This led me to believe my BIOS set up was the most likely culprit {actually I reinstalled the varying distros thinking I had screwed something up in this about 3 times each first, but we won't talk about that hell.}. Comparing mine with a friend who has virtually the same system and had his installs run fine {we buit them at the same time and only opted for a few different parts} I noticed his Plug and play bios option was disabled. I read up on it and noticed several people having problems with this setting and various linux distro's as well as FreeBSD on a wide range of motherboards with a wide range of hardware {almost all had issues with network cards too}. So I disabled it and ALL my hardware issues went away. I had 3 of them actually. The Fa311 NIC, my sound card, and linux always incisted my GF4 was an SIS chipset of one type or another.

Hope this helps some of you.

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