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Old 04-20-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10 and Tulip network card


Help!

I just installed Mandrake 10 and i'm having problems getting my network card to be configured.

For starters, I just upgraded from 9.2 and it worked fine in that.

If I check my hardware configuration then the network card is detected as a
DECchip 21041 (Tulip Pass 3), however when I go to configure it and I select
'Tulip' option (manually because it doesnt seem to do anything automatically)
then it flashes something up on my screen (so fast that I cant read it) and then goes back to the 'choose card' option.

Any help greatfully accepted.

cheers,

Neilly
 
Old 04-20-2004, 03:41 PM   #2
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Try

# modprobe tulip
# ifconfig eth0 your_ip

.. if this works, add tulip to your /etc/modules.conf file and try the mandrake network configuration thing to get it permanent so it works each time you reboot. (I don't know if it has one, as I don't use it. I would assume there was.)

If the modprobe command said insmod failed then you may need to specify an IO address, but I'm not an expert. You could try:

modprobe tulip io=0x[280 or 300, 320 etc...]

Anyone got any better ideas? I use debian!
 
Old 04-20-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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I had tried the #modprobe tulip and it returned nothing.

What do you mean by your_ip? (sorry, im a complete linux newbie who only got 9.2 working by sheer luck )

cheers,

Neilly
 
Old 04-20-2004, 04:57 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by neillydun
I had tried the #modprobe tulip and it returned nothing.

What do you mean by your_ip? (sorry, im a complete linux newbie who only got 9.2 working by sheer luck )

cheers,

Neilly
If modprobe tulip returned nothing then the module loaded. you can check that it loaded by running the command lsmod it will show tulip in the list if the tulip is loaded.

ifconfig eth0 "your_ip"

your_ip means the ip address that you are going to give to the card.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 10:59 PM   #5
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Since Mandrake 10 uses the 2.6 kernel,, instead of manually inserting the module into /etc/modules.conf, put it in /etc/modprobe.preload

Just add
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tulip
 
Old 04-21-2004, 03:15 AM   #6
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I'm usually not one to critize anyone's hardware, but in this case. Do yourself a favour, dump the tulip and get an intel, 3com or even a realtek based card.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 07:01 AM   #7
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I gave up last night, but now at work and i've managed to 'acquire' a 3com card which I will try when I get home. I also got our sysadmin to go through setting up a new network card on my machine (which is also Mandrake 10.0) and it didnt just give the manual option but also recognised the existing card (another 3com). So it looks like Mandrake couldnt recognize that my card was there, even though its detected it everywhere else. It also baffles me that it worked in 9.2...would that have something to do with it being the latest kernel?

Anyway, i'll let you know how I got on later tonight


cheers,

Neilly
 
Old 04-21-2004, 08:08 AM   #8
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I've had something like that when I went from a 2.2 based distro to a 2.4 in which they'd left out isa support.

Anyway, yes, it should work, it will probably work after some effort but my experience is that with non-microsoft operating systems you save yourself a lot of trouble by sticking with A-brand Nics.

Whenever I'm near a place that sells used hardware I always look for NICs. Often you can find used intel cards for 1 or 2 euro.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 08:17 AM   #9
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I chose another tulip-based card because it seemed to just work and I was advised to stay away from realtek cards, as they were supposed to be quite processor-heavy. 3-com cards haven't worked for me, so good luck for you. I hope I had a few bad models. The recommendation for Intel is solid - their cards are usually supported and even recommended by many HCLs.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 12:59 PM   #10
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Im sending this from my Linux computer...fully internetted!!

I changed the card to the 3com one and eveything went swimmingly

cheers for all your help (iĺl probably back soon though )

/Neilly
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:41 PM   #11
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Excellent! Glad to hear you had success. What model of card is it?
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:47 PM   #12
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Excellent! Glad to hear you had success. What model of card is it?

Its a 3c905 100BaseTX [Boomerang] (The chipset has 3com on it )
 
Old 04-21-2004, 05:57 PM   #13
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Thanks. I'll keep my eyes peeled for one in the used bin at the computer store, now that I know it works.
 
Old 04-26-2004, 09:33 PM   #14
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I've just experienced the SAME problem, to the letter!

Guess I'd better see what other ethernet cards I've got lying about here.

-Waylena
 
Old 05-07-2004, 05:07 AM   #15
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in my experience just about anything based on a E100 intel chipset works just fine.
 
  


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