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Evil Bill

RedHat & Network Card Problem

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I have a cable modem plugged in via USB, and i have a network card. When i start the network configuration tool, it says: "eth0 has an alia to module 8139too in modules.conf, instead of currently loaded CDC Ethernet Class!". THe network config tool shows one ethernet device (eth0), and the hardware tab shows a "RealTek RTL-8139, SMC EZ Card". So, what the hell happened to my network card? I know thats my modem, since if i deactivate it, my net connection drops. MY modules.conf file has the line "alias eth0 8139too" in it, and commenting it out causes the warning message to go away, and for eth0 to list itself as "CDC Ethernet Class" in the hardware tab of the network config tool. Does anyone know how to get my network card up and running? Any helps appreciated Cheers, Steve [edited by - Evil Bill on October 8, 2003 10:09:23 AM]

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quote:
Original post by C-Junkie
paste dmesg output, the last about 1/4th of it.

dmesg output?

I''m downloading redhat 9 at the mo, and i''m gonn install that soon. However, IE (i''m back to win2k tempoarily) keeps saying the server aborted the connection (or words to that effect), so its going very slowly...

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Well, the redhat 9 isos are on an HTTP server, not FTP (unfortunately). IE seems to be resuming them, but since its resumes one file about 6 times, i have a funny feeling that the md5 sum won''t be correct.
Dammit.
If i have the same problem with RH9, i''ll try that, thanks. But i''m likely to come up with some other problem

Cheers,
Steve

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Ok, i''m now running RedHat 9, which i''m pretty happy with. However, i still have the problem with my network. I don''t get that message about the alias, but the network config only shows one device - which, when decactivated shuts down my internet connection.

So, how do i persuade redhat to detect my network card? I suppose i could unplug it and then plug it in again, but i suspect theres a simpler way. Any ideas?

Cheers for the replies,
Steve

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I think i found the problem...
I noticed that when redhat starts up, theres a message from kudzu: "Segmentation Fault".
So, i assume that my network card isn''t being detected (i removed it and the error is still there). I checked google and didn''t find anything of particular help.

The driver disk i have doesn''t have any linux drivers on it, and i haven''t a clue who the manufacturer is (Windows says its a ND010 Ethernet/Fast Ethernet PCI Bus Adapter). Any idea where i can download drivers for it? (Pretty vague, i know - sorry)

Cheers,
Steve

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Scratch what I said if you read this already =).

I just reread your initial problem. You Network card was detected properly. Looks like the problem is dealing with both network cards (your USB being the second network interface).

Try this, edit your /etc/modules.conf.

Change the 'alias eth0 8319too' to 'alias eth1 8319too'. Then for simplicity, reboot and see if your Card (which uses the RealTek driver) becomes eth1 and Kudzu and RHat properly setup your USB cable modem as the eth0 interface.

You might need to do some research on your USB Cable Modem and Red Hat 9 to see how to configure it properly (assuming it doesn't do it automatically).


Interim

[edited by - Interim on October 10, 2003 10:00:52 PM]

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Interin: I actually tried that before, but it didn''t work (I can''t remember exactly why).

I''ve got it working now anyway, I manually added my on-board LAN (and turned it on in the bios) again, and named it eth1. So i now have two network devices by the same driver name, using different aliases. I don''t understand how, but it works I can ping all the other machines on my network now
Strangely, in the network configs, the status for eth0 is "ok" and eth1 is "system". Anyway, i''ve got a new problem with Samba, which i''m about to post about...

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