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Old 08-13-2003, 03:29 PM   #1
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Angry How to install and configure Realtek 8139 Nic card

I am new to Linux I have recently installed red hat 9.0 I have a realtek 8139 series NIC card. This card seems to be incompatible with linux. I have found updated drivers. The problem I am having now is how to install the driver. I am really new to Linux and want to learn just not sure where to go next.
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Usually you can find a readme to go along with the Drivers which clearly outline how to do it.

Are you sure it didn't come with or have a readme to download too?
Old 08-13-2003, 08:46 PM   #3
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The realtek 8139 chipset has been supported for quite some time. What is making you think it's unsupported?
Old 08-13-2003, 11:47 PM   #4
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What is the name of the driver?
I know of the older rtl8139 and the 8139too.
The driver should have some information at the download site. An RPM can probably just be installed, a source file should have a read me file when uncompressed.
You probably still need to load the module into the kernel after installing.
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As i know realtek 8139 has support all the distribution of linux. would you like to give me th error msg.
cos myself also using the realtek 8139 chipset.
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Just to summarize:
As root:
modprobe 8139too

This should pull up the module for your card. After that, depending on what kind of network you run (hopefully dhcp as that's easiest ):
dhcpcd eth0
And finally:
ifconfig eth0
to check if it all went well.



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