I've installed Fedora (Linux 2.6.5-1.358) on an old laptop (PII, Leo Design Note E Series) and selected the Server Package (not Laptop installation). I've manually updated the kernel to v 2.6.8-1.586 but still have the same problems. I'm using a Realtek PCMCIA (Family Fast Ethernet RTL 8139/810c) card bus, which is recognized by the hardware browser or through the command "lspci | grep Etherne" but it can not be activated. The card works OK on the same laptop or another laptop with WinXP.
The error I get when trying to activate says: "8139too device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization
Am I using the wrong driver or what might be the reason for this error? I've seen that during boot up, I get a I/O error for the PCMCIA slot, might that be the cause of my problem? The error says:
Starting pcmcia: PCI: Failed to allocate I/O resource #0:10003400 for 0000:01:00.0
PCI: Enabling device 0000:01:00.0 (0000 -> 003)
8129too: 0000:01:00.0 Invalid PCI I/O region size(s), aborting
Trying to free nonexistent resource ....
Any help or tips are appreciated, thanks. Btw, I'm very new to Linux but hope to stick with it, so please use the easy or newbie terms, when answering to my thread