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Old 10-24-2003, 12:40 PM   #1
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Oh how windows looks a whole lot easier!!! Help


So i have only been using RH9 for oh say about 12 minutes (well longer then that but you get the point). I have 2 problems... First is first, for sum reason my USB controllers dont work, when i plug something in and boot up it just hangs in the boot. However if i boot with no USB Devices plugged in then i am golden... Now for the second problem... I have a RealTek 8139 LAN Card and for some reason i cannot get the stupid thing to work within RH 9. Maybe i dont have it configured right? I am not really sure though what all those setting should be (i.e. IRQ, MEM, so on a so fourth) I thought that i was decent with computers but RH 9 is really kicking my a$$... Any help is greatly appericated...

Thank you,
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:58 PM   #2
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welcome to the club

well, i dunno about the usb bit....something like this with me on my ancient compaq presario..kernels 2.4 upwards refused to boot with apm (adavnced power management) turned on....anyway, it works with apm off, and im reasonably one knows what the problem is, not even the guys at red hat!

anyway, i can help you with the NIC part....if youre SURE like hell that your card is a realtek8139 , proceed as follows...

open /etc/modules.conf with a text editor

put in a line that says..

eth0 <the name of the realtek module>

the name of the module is rtc...something.. .o

this will only work if your card is really what youre saying
Old 10-24-2003, 01:50 PM   #3
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In my mandrake days I had the same problem with USB ... don't boot with a usb device attached ... that's how I worked (and mainly still work, though slackware doesn't seem to be slower when booting with USB devices attached)

you can always mount the devices once you booted up
Old 10-24-2003, 01:53 PM   #4
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Maybe just use the supplied GUI
System Tools-->Network Device Control
See if there, activate, configure, etc

Old 10-24-2003, 10:29 PM   #5
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I had a devil of a time getting an 8139 to work, until I tried the "rtl8139too" module.

After that, it worked like a charm!
Old 10-25-2003, 03:12 AM   #6
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as ed says , the name of the module is the line you put in modules.conf is

eth0 rtl8139

if this dosent work, try eth0 8139
Old 10-25-2003, 11:27 PM   #7
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Thanks guys for yalls help, i went ahead and used the 8139too module... and since i dont fix things that arent broken i will just stick to this one since is works great...


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