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Old 09-08-2003, 12:27 PM   #1
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Setting up my NIC.


I have been trying and looking around for about a week now trying to figure out how to get my NIC installed on Red Hat9. I am using a D-Link DFE-538TX. All the walkthroughs and guides I have found only work for older versions of RH. I think the newest version I found was RH7. I have the RTL8139 file copied to my my hard drive but from there I am lost.

Any help would be appreciated.

Old 09-08-2003, 02:13 PM   #2
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Now you have to extract files from the package if not already done. Open the README file that comes with and follow the instructions for your distribution of Linux. Here the informations should be updated if it is the latest driver from D-link you have downloaded

Build the right module for your kernel revision, all should be explained in the README file If not ask me again later

And then load it into your kernel, by adding a line:

alias eth0 your_module_name_without_.o


alias wlan0 your_module_name_without_.o

into your /etc/modules.conf file

wlan0 or eth0 depends of the distribution you have to check yours in /etc/sysconfig/network/ or something like that

When it is done restart system
After that the card will be recognized by the linux core normally

Next come the configuration of the network and the control of its behavior
For that purpose you need some network utilities to be installed
I think it's "modutils" look into GUI control center and search for
packages manager

To check if installed you can also simply try to execute them in the console as root:







and see what happenned
The first 2 are really important
forget the others for the moment

But don't forget you can either configure your network via the command line with the above utilities -rather temporary configuration cause you will have to do it every time you boot-
or by modifying the network config files


/etc/sysconfig/networking/profiles/default/ifcfg-eth0 (or ifcfg-wlan0 it depends)

There are sample files normally that you can have a look for the correct syntax.
And there you can set hostname IP address router ie for the box on your LAN

Tell me what happenned A+


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