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Old 04-22-2003, 04:23 PM   #1
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Ok so heres my first post, so its probably going to be a long one so i apologise in advance!

I have no previous experience with any O/S platform outside windows (just to give you an instant idea of how new i am to Linux)

I downloaded the 3 Red Hat 9 ISO's off their FTP and installed them. (I did this purely because i wanted a bit of experience outside microsoft, im pretty competent with windows O/S)

On boot up for the installation when it came to loading up 'eth0' it failed. Now i have read manuals and online sites so this isnt my first stop, but i cant seem to figure it out. I have a fair few problems, and i mayaswell not spam and put them all in one post. Now thats my first problem.

After installation it didnt recognize my modem, which now seems pretty obvious why. Because its a winmodem. I have an Alcatel Speedtouch modem with a BT Openworld ADSL broadband connection.

I did a quick search and found out there was a lot of 'unofficial' drivers for my modem, which was relieving. I used this website:

To help me configure linux. Now if you read the very last bit, the test is 'ifconfig ppp0' and that worked, so im pretty sure its all setup properly.

But my problem is when i go to add (or in effect change) my network connections. If i try and edit the existing 'eth0' connection, when i go to save the settings it crashses and gives me a long error message. As a result, when i try and add a connection (my broadband connection) and i save the settings, it gives the same error and crashes. After a bit of online scouting i think a few people have had a similar proble, i checked on the official site, and i looked in the bugzilla section.

Now ive searched for an update to fix this problem but i cant find one. I was wondering if one of you kind linux guru's could suggest anything to help me? As i really want to get some experience and learn about linux, but i run a small home network (which i havent even thought about trying to configure yet) which shares the broadband connection from this computer. So i cant use Linux without being able to connect!

(i have a dual operating system, redhat 9 and windows XP Pro)

Ive scouted and i cant really find a concrete solution to my problem. I hope i got in-depth enough. The eth0 device also wont activate, but seems to be installed, and shows up in the hardware browser.

My eth0 is a Intel(R) PRO/100 VE and im pretty sure its supported, ive looked around an im yet to see otherwise!

Do you need anymore details? if you read all this i really appreciate it, and i really would appreciate any help i get
Old 04-22-2003, 06:10 PM   #2
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your nic uses
or e100.o

as a root
#modprobe eepro
or #modprobe e100


see if it works
Old 04-22-2003, 07:12 PM   #3
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Originally posted by doublefailure
your nic uses
or e100.o

as a root
#modprobe eepro
or #modprobe e100


see if it works
thanks loads for replying! well i was told (at the same time as you told me to) to do the modprobe and this is the error i got: (p.s i was told to do #modprove eepro10)


[root@localhost root]# cd /sbin
[root@localhost sbin]# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
agpgart 47776 4 (autoclean)
parport_pc 19076 1 (autoclean)
lp 8996 0 (autoclean)
parport 37056 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
autofs 13268 0 (autoclean) (unused)
e100 60644 1
sg 36524 0 (autoclean)
sr_mod 18136 1 (autoclean)
microcode 4668 0 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 12208 0
scsi_mod 107160 3 [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd 35708 0
cdrom 33728 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
keybdev 2944 0 (unused)
mousedev 5492 1
hid 22148 0 (unused)
input 5856 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-uhci 26348 0 (unused)
usbcore 78784 1 [hid usb-uhci]
ext3 70784 3
jbd 51892 3 [ext3]
[root@localhost sbin]# modprobe eepro100
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/eepro100.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including inva
lid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/eepro100.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-
8/kernel/drivers/net/eepro100.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/eepro100.o: insmod eepro100 failed


and the error message i get when trying to save settings in the network connections is:


Component: redhat-config-network
Version: 1.2.0
Summary: TB /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/ list index out of range
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/", line 579, in on_applyButton_clicked
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/", line 290, in save
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-network/netconfpkg/gui/", line 310, in saveDevices
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-network/netconfpkg/", line 150, in save
File "/usr/src/build/226257-noarch/install/usr/share/redhat-config-network/netconfpkg/", line 163, in getPAPConf
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 30, in __init__
Conf.Conf.__init__(self, filename, '#', ' \t', ' \t')
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 178, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 35, in read
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 72, in initvars
var = self.getfields()
File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 91, in getfields
if len(var) and len(var[2]) and var[2][0] in '\'"':
IndexError: list index out of range


hope this helps! PS thanks loads for replying, i appreciate it!!
Old 04-24-2003, 04:22 AM   #4
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sorry to hear that

Intel(R) PRO/100 VE

try this driver?
Old 04-24-2003, 06:09 PM   #5
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The first error seems to be due to a miscompiled module. Did you install the eepro driver yourself?

The second error is a bug in the redhat software. A traceback is usually caused by the python equivalent of a segfault, or on windows an "access violation". These config tools are still quite new. You should report that to the redhat bugzilla so the fault can be tracked.


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