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Old 06-01-2005, 04:53 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Madison
Distribution: mdk 8.2, 9.0, 9.2, slack 9.1
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newbie, can only detect 1 network card at the time

Howdy, trying to setup a simple home network here. I got stock at the stage of detecting network card(s).

2 cards: 3c905C-TX and DFE-530TX (and both are supported)
3c905 uses 3c59x.o and DFE-530 uses tulip.o

for some reason, my linux box can only detected and install one card at a time. meaning if both cards are plugged in, linux won't do anything.

if 1 of the card is un-plug, another card is plugged, then linux can install the apporicate drivers and start function accordingly.

after going through some howtos, most of them claimed pci cards are auto detected, which is true, but in this case.... it is only auto detected if only 1 card is plugged.

thanks for your time and advise
Old 06-01-2005, 05:24 AM   #2
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I had the same problem with Slackware 10 trying to use 2 NICs. The solution I was given was to add to the rc.local file the following lines...

# Bring up second ethernet interface on 192.168 subnet
ifconfig eth1 broadcast netmask

# Route all trafic to subnet via eth1
route add -net netmask dev eth1


Old 06-01-2005, 01:04 PM   #3
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thanks for the response MikeAtVillage,

however, when i issue: ifconfig eth1 broadcast netmask
i get:
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth1: unknown interface: No such device
SIOCSIFBRDADDR: No such device
eth1: unknown interface: No such device
SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device

so i think eth1 is not properly setup at all... and since it doesn't detect at boot, i dunno what to do :P


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