[svlug] RedHad can't see Ethernet card

Rafael raffi at kset.com
Tue Dec 16 22:15:42 PST 1997

I would run setup for that card under dos first and set the card for I/O
addr 0x300, IRQ 5. That works if you don't use that IRQ (second parallel
port). Don't use plug/pray mode. Use manual mode and the kernel should
recongnize the board. I installed many Linuxes that way, never a problem.
(Well, almost :-)

Good luck,

Rafael Skodlar       |  Our OS who art in PeeCee, LINUX be thy name.
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On Tue, 16 Dec 1997, Ben Spade wrote:

> Oh Goody - you're awake!
> In some detail, we first installed 4.2 last week, even got X working,
> but no ethernet. I fooled around with it for a while, and finally got
> it to work ( going through RH's graphical sysadmin tool), and so we
> rebooted 'just to make sure'. Well, it hasn't worked since.
> Reading about the 3c509 in the Documentation directory, and in the
> driver source, I learned that probing doesn't usually work (it did once!),
> so we tried 'modprobe 3c509 io=0x300 irq=10', (no luck), and putting
> the same info in /etc/conf.modules so kerneld could get to it (still no luck).
> So, last night, we created a custom kernel, with the 3c509 driver
> compiled in, but it still can't see the device. Since the computer lives in
> a house that is T1 connected, with 10BaseT to the bedrooms, ethernet
> is pretty important, and it is unlikely that kerneld would ever get an
> opportunity to unload the driver, so building it in seemed like a 
> good thing anyway - but it still doesn't work! Bah Humbug!
> I will try any suggestions tonight (I carted the computer home with me
> last night), so thanks in advance
> 	Ben
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