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Old 11-07-2003, 11:02 PM   #1
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Fedora is horrible

I took a fully functioning pretty much base install of Red Hat 9 and installed Fedora Core 1. I performed a new install, not an upgrade. I have two very popular 3Com 3c905 network cards and Fedora refused to use them. Keep in mind this was a fully functioning machine just an hour before.
Old 11-08-2003, 12:19 AM   #2
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I have THE SAME EXACT PROBELM. I'm reinstalling without the firewall setup to see if DHCP works.
Old 11-08-2003, 12:33 AM   #3
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I installed this thing and got everything to work the way I want it too no problem. Sorry, to hear you're having such a bad time with it.
Old 11-08-2003, 03:00 AM   #4
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You do not need to reinstall anything.

This is very simple, I would not even consider this to be a problem, more like a lack of configuration of your nic.

run this as root

ifconfig -a

see what you get, if there is no eth0 showing up do this

modprobe 3c59x

and check it again

add this to /etc/modules.conf

alias eth0 3c59x

configure eth0 to start at boot, run this as root


everything can be done from the gui if you want to.

now for the firewall you should not need to worry about that if you chose to enable a firewall at install. dhcp will work.

However to disable a firewall to check use this

service iptables stop

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 11-08-2003 at 03:06 AM.


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