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Subject: [linux-help] Re: RH7.0/RealTek driver
From: Jeff Vian <jvian@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 08:54:22 -0600
Reply-to: linux-help@xxxxxxxxx

The best way I have found is to NOT compile the driver in the kernel, but
allow it to be loaded as a module at boot time.
If you are using DHCP for windows then the same should be used for Linux.
If the ethernet card is set up for DHCP at boot time it should load the
correct module and then get the addresses from the server.

You may need to set a line in the /etc/modules.conf file to load the correct
driver such as

    alias eth0 ne
                   ^^  this is the name of the module to load for your
particular card.  On mine it is an ne2000.

It works perfectly here in Wichita, KS

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Nichols" <jnichols3@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <linux-help@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, February 24, 2001 6:31 AM
Subject: [linux-help] RH7.0/RealTek driver

> Hey, I'm a recent subscriber to road runner service in Durham NC.  I've
got an HP Pavilion 7850 running both Windows ME and Red Hat 7.0.  I've
connected to my cable modem using the Allied Telesyn AT2500-TX ethernet card
which works fine on the winders side.  HOWEVER, I've been unsuccesfull at
getting Linux to recognize the card.  According to the ethernet HOW-TO, the
driver for this particular card is the Realtek8139 which has already been
compiled into my kernel.  So, I've got the driver, and I've got a working
piece of hardware, but now I'm stuck.  The only thing I know to do is run
linuxconf and fill in all the information I get from "wipconfig" (except, of
course, for the ip address/gateway info which SHOULD get assigned through
dhcp right?)  If anyone has a suggestion or knows someone in the
Raleigh-Durham area who is familiar with these issues, the information would
be greatly appreciated!!
>                                     Jonathan Nichols
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