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Subject: [linux-help] Re: RH7.0/RealTek driver
From: Bruce Bales <bbales@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 18:36:16 -0600
Reply-to: linux-help@xxxxxxxxx

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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