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I have a Realtek RTL8139/810x integrated ethernet card, ADSL with a router, and Mandrake Linux 9.0. The problem is that it can''t access the internet or network; I have to boot Windows to access the internet. Another computer running Mandrake on the same network accesses the internet fine, so I think in is the ethernet card. How can I install a driver for this card? Please help me, because I don''t like windows!

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This probably isn''t the best place to ask such a question. Open up an IRC client, connect to irc.freenode.net, and go to #linuxhelp or #linpeople.

IN the meantime, if I remember correctly that card uses the "8139too" module.

as root:
#/sbin/lsmod

(lists driver modules already inserted into running kernel, see if you see 8139too listed) if it isn''t, try modprobing it.
#/sbin/modprobe 8139too

then either manually set the network up using ifconfig, route, and editing /etc/resolv.conf appropriately, or use an automatic dhcp configuration tool if your router supports it.

#/sbin/pump
or perhaps
#/sbin/dhcpcd

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No, 8139too seems to be the correct module. It still doesn't work, though. Before, at startup, it would try to init eth0 for a long time, then say failed. When I switched to 8139too, it stuck around from boot to boot, and it worked. The only problem is that my network is DHCP, and it was set to static. When I switched it to DHCP, at startup, it would give an error saying something like Finding IP information about eth0...Failed. It needs to be DHCP to access the router (I think, I know the rest of the network is DHCP), but it can't find IP info when it's set to DHCP.

When I tried to use 8139cp, it said it couldn't find the device

[edited by - nagromo on December 14, 2003 7:39:20 PM]

[edited by - nagromo on December 14, 2003 9:43:54 PM]

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It doesn''t sound like it''s too badly buggered..

Try issueing /sbin/dhcpcd to see if any configuration is needed, but if that doesn''t work, then don''t discount the server side of things: does your DHCP server only issue IP addresses to particular MAC addresses, perhaps?

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I tried /sbin/dhcpcd, but it gave no output... no errors or anything. Another computer using mandrake, and my computer using windows, access it fine, so I don''t think it''s the server. Please tell me if I''m wrong, though.

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