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kamisama 09-29-2001 02:36 PM

Roadrunner and Linux
I got a Network card from roadrunner and i've looked around and I dont think its compatiable with linux so if anyone knows if a netline 10/100 pci card. I need to know because I really want my redhat system up and running. (I don't want to keep having to switch back to windows to do internet stuff)

Thanks :D

acid_kewpie 09-29-2001 03:06 PM

what chipset is it? most ethernet cards are supported, AFAIK you'd be hard pushed to find one that's not supported at all. However, finding cards that I can't get to work right is easy.. 3C509 ISA cards, kiss my ass. (actually, i've not tried that for ages, maybe i'm cleverer now :-))

if it says

they do officially work. That's the ones i've tried... you should be fine. just install redhat, and see if it finds it

kamisama 09-29-2001 06:49 PM

See the thing is I have a Netline 10/100 PCI Card. I think it'll work but I'm not sure I'll find out tonight though. So Hope it works *crosses fingers* :jawa:

dilberim82 10-04-2001 08:06 AM

I got my first network card from road runner, and it worked just fine. I dont know if they gave you a different card

kamisama 11-20-2001 04:14 PM

Well none of those worked and I'm really mad I have not been able to get on the internet since I installed linux. I'm at my public libary right now so I hope someone can reply soon. And I don't know how to find all the info I need to set up my card it can't autoprobe anything for any card on the list. Thanks hope someone replys soon

finegan 11-20-2001 07:07 PM

NIC issues
I can't find any information on a card called a netline. Redhat is smart and usually gets the right module loaded on demand, but sometimes dumies out. First you have to find out what module the card uses. Try cat /proc/pci

look for the lines that mention Network Controller and post the output here. Hopefully it says something more usefull than Unknown Vendor, Unknown device. Even more hopefully there'll be a chipset name in there and then its just a matter of figuring out which kernel module to load.



c0c0deuz 11-20-2001 07:26 PM

What about MuxLAB isa ether cards, acid. I have try to install those cards on a floppyfw distro and it fails... Would it have worked on a regular RH distro?
I have a ton of those and i wanted to use it for a X-term project but since it didn't work on floppyfw, i put it aside... What do you think?
:confused: :eek: :confused:

kamisama 11-21-2001 03:40 PM

here is all the info if anyone could help me find what I need to know to set up my card on a Redhat 6 system. I would be nice if someone to reply soon I'm at my public libary trying to figure this stuff out. Thanks alot

Farallon NetLINE 10/100 pci card

DMR 11-21-2001 07:50 PM

Some Farrallon cards use the tulip driver, you might give that a try. However, RH 6 is fairly old, and that card is not listed in their Hardware Compatibility List, so you might have problems.

finegan 11-22-2001 05:23 AM

I googled for the netline for a minute. Is this thing a USB network adapter? If so, there's going to be a little more to it than just finding the right kernel module. Linux has got ethernet into the world of nearly plug-and-play, but there are a few more tricks to USB. I don't want to go into the "getting USB network stuff working" spiel unless this is the case, and there are probably more people on here that could explain it better than I anyway.



kamisama 11-23-2001 09:38 AM

We'll All I know is I opened up my computer and put it into a slot and now I just plug my network cable into the back. (I'm not good at knowing what things are called on a computer) We'll I hope that helps

kamisama 12-03-2001 04:22 PM

We'll it looks like no one can help but if someone happens to read this and knows how to help please feel free to email me at Thanks a bunch


trickykid 12-03-2001 04:36 PM

got this from the ethernet howto:

Farallon Etherwave
Status: Supported, Driver Name: 3c509

This is reported to be a 3c509 clone that includes the EtherWave transceiver. People have used these successfully with Linux and the present 3c509 driver. They are too expensive for general use, but are a great option for special cases. Hublet prices start at $125, and Etherwave adds $75-$100 to the price of the board -- worth it if you have pulled one wire too few, but not if you are two network drops short.

Farallon PCI 593
Status: Supported, Driver Name: de4x5, tulip

It has been reported that this card was detected with the de4x5 driver.

so depending on what specific card you have, its either going to use the de4x5, tulip or 3c509 drivers... might want to find the exact model number of your card. you can read the howto for ethernet here:

kamisama 12-03-2001 04:44 PM

Heres the thing I tried both of those already but it wont autoprobe it? Think anyone could find the exact details for me so I can put the exact numbers and stuff instead of autoprobing. Thanks again

trickykid 12-03-2001 05:03 PM

try it manually, with the insmod command and such.. you can find details in the howto for more detailed instructions.. which i suggest, any problems or misunderstandings, just ask, someone should be of help...

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