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28th May 2004, 01:02 AM
I have fc2_64 installed on an AMD athlon 64. I have tried to get linux to detect a 3c595 3Com ethernet card. I do this by going to nework config and clicking on "Hardware" then I add the 3c595 from the list of ethernet adapters. However, when I try to activate I get the following error:
"Determining IP information for eth0...failed"
I am at my wits end here. Can someone please help?
29th May 2004, 09:12 AM
Is it a PCI or EISA?
You should also make sure you have the module 3c59x available. As root, try typing
in the shell and see if it works. You can type "lsmod" and you should see the module listed.
If not, then you have to install it in some way. Most logical thing to do would be to get the newest kernel and compile for your system. This way you can include only the stuff you need and have control over what you're doing.
In any case, read Documentation/networking/vortex.txt in your kernel source directory for more info on the card & kernel module.
If your card is correctly detected and the module is present, then your problem probably lies elsewhere. Thoroughly check the network settings.
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