[linux-help] Re: RH7.0/RealTek driver
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In red hat, it may be conf.modules instead of modules.conf.
If the ethernet card is not a PCI board, you may want to put an options line in
below the alias Jeff gave you with the i/o port and interrupt. Mine is:
"options ne io=0x300 irq=3"
where you put in your own driver and other info.
If it's a PCI board, Linux should find it and assign port and interrupt.
Use ifconfig to see if it has picked up an ip address with dhcp.
Jeff Vian wrote:
> 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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