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Old 01-22-2004, 10:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy Network Card Driver


Hi All,

I am a Linux newbie and I am trying to get a 3com 3c501 driver to work on Red Hat Linux 9..i have checked the 3com website but have had no luck in finding the driver..does anyone know where I could find this..

Any help is appreciated!

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Old 01-22-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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The driver for that card is built into the linux kernel. It is probably included as a module in RedHat. I think the driver for that card should be called 3c59x. I don't have a 2.4 kernel around anymore so I can check the name of it cause they have changed the 3COM drivers a little in the 2.6 kernel series. Go into the /lib/modules/your-kerne-version/kernel/drivers/net directory and see what 3cXXX modules there are. If there are none you get the joy of a kernel recompile.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 11:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply jtshaw..

I have checked in that dir and there is 3c59x modules there..how do I get the NIC installed? I have tried to activate the network card in network configuration but each time I do this.. I get the message 3c501 does not seem to be present..delaying initialisation?


Thanks for the help!
 
Old 01-22-2004, 11:27 AM   #4
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Try running /sbin/modprobe 3x59x from a command prompt (must be root to do this) and see what it says in dmesg as far as detecting a network card. If it detects it correctly it should be assigned eth0 (if it is the only network card on your system) and then you can configure it for your network with the redhat tools.
 
  


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