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Old 09-09-2003, 12:34 PM   #1
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Network problem in RedHat


I'm running Redhat 8.0 with a Realtek 8029 Cars, I read up on this driver and redhat supports this driver under ne2k-pci... MY problem is if I want to activate my network device it can't activate, I've also tried it on many settings like eth0/1/2/3/4 etc. I'm not sure how to get all the relevant information on my network card like irq and dma settings.

Any help will be appreciated.

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try a lspci and see if the os sees the card. if it doesnt you may try to physically reseat the card. i have seen partially unseated cards cause problems. you may also check under /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and check the settings on ifcfg-eth0 and see what the NIC is set to. are you using redhat-config-network to try and configure it? what kernel are you running and have you checked for an updated module on the nic?
Old 09-11-2003, 01:57 PM   #3
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My kernel ver is 2.4 ... Red hat 8.0 It supports my network card, I run lspci and it sees my network card as a realtek... it's got a number in front of it > 00:0f.0 I assume this is the memory address...

The way I configure it is through x windows. Under network setup - I've tried on all eth(x) and all irq settings (1-14) but can't activate my connection..

Any ideas and thank again

Old 09-11-2003, 07:09 PM   #4
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Linux will detect all these settings automatically.
To see this information, type:
dmesg | grep eth[0-9]
Using RedHat's Network Configuration GUI tool (redhat-config-network), set it to DHCP or a static IP.
Make sure you activate it and that it is set to activate when the system boots.

You can check the status of your network by typing:
service network status
Old 10-16-2003, 03:02 PM   #5
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I'm having the same problem. After entering all info, I click on "activate" in the Network Device Control of the GUI and get the error message:

"Cannot activate network device eth0."

When I click on configure and get to Network Configuration, Devices and click on Activate the message is:

"3c501 device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization."

Under the Hardware tab, Edit the Network Adapters Configuration window opens. The only value listed is IRQ = 9.

ifconfig -a lists only lo.

lsmod doens't seem to show anything for eth0.

I've deleted the network card and rebooted, re-entered the IP address. It's built in, so re-seating isn't an issue.

Thanks for any help. I've been going around in circles for the last 48 hours.

Old 10-17-2003, 12:05 PM   #6
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Yip still having the problem... I'm still in the dark...



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