[aclug-L] Re: Loading network card module at boot time!!
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On Fri, 22 Sep 2000, Mohammad Islam wrote:
> Hi Guys/Gals,
> Just installed RH 6.1 on my machine. The installation program did not
> ask for network card info and all that. So i loaded the ne.o module
> manually (/sbin/modprobe -a ne.o io=0x280) and then used ifconfig to
> bring it up. Now when i rebooted my box, i saw that eth0 was failed to
> initialize. I supppose i need to pass some type of boot parameters to
> kernel at boot time for my netcard (Io and IRQ) so that it will be
> iniliazed at boot time. How do i go about doing it? Or do i need to
> configure some file somewhere so that my netcrad will be up
> automatically at boot time?
> I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks.
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Is this an ISA PNP Ethernet card? They are a pain under LINUX.
If it is ISA PNP then try pnpdump and isapnp. I have a few of the ISA
NE2000s here. The non-PNP ones work fine. The PNP ones take extra work.
A few cards can be set via a DOS floppy to NOT use PNP. If this card is
like this, that is a good idea.
If your machine is a reasonably new machine with PCI slots, I would try
something like a DLINK DFE-530TX, Linksys LNE100TX, Kingston KNE100TX or
Netgear FA310TX . These are all 10/100 cards. The DLINK uses (as far as
I remember) the Via-Rhine driver. The others (from memory) use the Tulip
driver. All these cards are in the $25-$35 range. If your machine is a
486 or something that doesn't have PCI slots, I would try getting SMC
Ultras from various surplus outlets. Avoid the ISA PNP stuff.
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed here are my own and not those of WSU.
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