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Old 06-07-2002, 03:07 PM   #1
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Unhappy how to install a linksys 10/100 nic?


I have no idea how to do this in linux, it seems to be very confusing. I know that when I reboot I see a msg that eth0 failed. I have the floppy from linksys with the driver but have no clue how to use it.
HELP!!!
 
Old 06-07-2002, 03:46 PM   #2
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if that driver disk is for windows, it won't work for linux any better than a mac driver would work for windows.

there's a 99% chance that the kernel already supports it, it's just not configured properly.

please post the exact model of the nic and the distribution you using, and i'm sure someone will help sort this out.
 
Old 06-07-2002, 04:14 PM   #3
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if your using the LNE100TX, it actually does come with a Linux driver on the disk provided but like rshaw said, that card uses the tulip dirver which is most likely pretty much in every standard linux distro... usually there is no need to install the driver off the disk since its already included in the OS.

but let us know the exact model of the card and we'll know for sure.
 
Old 06-07-2002, 04:16 PM   #4
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LinuxSys cards come with a number of different chips depending on the version.

Usually either the Tulip or one of the RealTek drivers will work.
 
Old 06-07-2002, 04:17 PM   #5
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Thank you for answering back!!
I installed Linux Red Hat 7.3 and the floppy has a folder with the linux name on it besides all the folders for windows 9x. The name of the card is Linksys Etherfast 10/100 and the name of the drive is tulip. I hope someone can give me more tips on how to install the card.
Thank you for your reply!

Cilene
 
Old 06-07-2002, 04:25 PM   #6
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your getting the error that it fails on bootup.. might already be recognizing the card and using the tulip driver. with this type of error, its just a good chance you have the wrong settings for your network configuration.

upon bootup, check and see if the tulip is already in use:

lsmod

if its being used already, see what the output of your network is:

ifconfig

if you see a eth0 with the ifconfig, its ready to be used.

just run netconfig to setup your network configuration.
 
Old 06-07-2002, 07:40 PM   #7
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HELP!
After doing what you suggested here are the msg I got:
insmod:/lib/modules/2.2.16-22/net/tulip.o :insmod eth0 failed

ifconfig eth0: error fetching interface information : Device not found

I need help setting this nic card and the network.
 
Old 06-07-2002, 08:59 PM   #8
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Unhappy HELP!!!

I am getting very frustrated. Could someone please help me?!
 
Old 06-07-2002, 09:47 PM   #9
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ok, a couple of things to check in etc/modules.conf at the top is a line alias eth0 ...... , it should read alias eth0 tulip. a bit futher down is a line options tulip options = x , if it has a comment (#) at the front, remove it. save the file, and at the root prompt type depmod -a
 
Old 06-07-2002, 10:01 PM   #10
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ok, I'll try that.

thank you.
 
  


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