I tried to connect my IBM Thinkpad a20m (very old machine) to the internet to download the g++ and fortran packages but when I connected its ethernet port to the network it wouldnt recognise the port
I remember using red hat 6 or so on one of these machines and the ethernet port was working well after mounting, it works on my XP partition also so I know its not a faulty connector.
This link below states that
"The on-board ethernet of the Thinkpad A20m was supported even before these machines existed. So basic support is no problem"
so please can anyone guide me as to how I could enable my ethernet to work with Fedora, currently running the F11 release.
Or even some advice as to how I could manually overide settings to adapt to such?
I would love to get this machine functioning on the net without using an external wirless card etc
Thank you in advance !
Bump: please let me know what specific detais are required to help come to a solution.