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Old 02-04-2008, 01:57 PM   #1
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Angry sis191 ethernet card not working with Fedora 8

I partitioned my windows XP machine this morning and installed Fedora 8 on the second partition. I'm a complete newbie to Linux. The problem I'm having is that I am not able to connect to the internet via Fedora. I get the error "3c501 device eth0 does not seem to be present". When I go into network I get "exception occurred". I did go to the sis driver website and downloaded something for linux, but I don't understand what to do next. I connect via a virgin cable modem via a netgear router.

Old 02-05-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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Fedora 8 seems to have selected the wrong driver to use. As root edit the /etc/modprobe.conf file and change the line which read something like alias eth0 <whatever> to alias eth0 sis190 then try from the virtual console or xterm session to restart the network service;

service network restart

It may be a good idea to also stop the kudzu service from running at boot time, to stop kudzu from changing your driver back to the wrong one;

chkconfig --levels 2345 kudzu off


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