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Old 01-27-2003, 05:54 AM   #1
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NIC card and CD-Rom Problems

I just installed Red Hat Linux 7.2 on an old Gateway Solo 2000 laptop machine and I have encountered two problems. The first problem is that my PCMCIA card is not on the list of supported cards located in the /etc/pcmcia/config file. My questions on this are:

1. Can I just download the driver for my card and that will solve my network access problem?

2. If I download the driver, where do I install it to?

This leads to my last question. I can burn a copy of the driver from another computer but this Linux box will not access the CD-ROM drive. I went to mount the cd-rom but I get a message that say's "No medium detected" even though I have a cd-r in the machine.

3. How can I correct this error?

P.S. My kernel version is 2.4.7-10. Should I upgrade the kernel. If so, is there a good source that has instructions on how to perform the kernel upgrade?

Thanks in Advance

Last edited by mccoyd; 01-27-2003 at 05:57 AM.
Old 01-28-2003, 07:24 PM   #2
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Try checking the website of the company that made your NIC (if it's a gateway NIC then check gateway) and your cdrom. Gateway will let you search by serial number on the laptop so you will know what cdrom you have.
Old 01-28-2003, 07:31 PM   #3
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How are you trying to mount the cdrom?
Is your cdrom drive old, and or covered with
dirt and smoke residue?


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