View Full Version : Network Card on Inspiron 8000

21st May 2004, 05:00 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm trying to get Linux (any distribution, but Fedora has provided less headaches) on a Dell Inspiron 8000. I currently have Fedora Core 2.

When I run system-config-network with various ethernet cards I receive this error:

'eepro100 device eth0 does not seem to be present delaying initialization'

This when I select a number of ethernet cards. I don't quite know which network card I have (I bought this computer used) but it's either a:

Actiontec MiniPCI V.90 Data/Fax Modem
or a
3Com 10/100 & V.90 LAN Mini-PCI

These are the type that have the modem and network card side by side. I'm pretty sure it's an Actiontec.

I have no idea what is happening. Someone who is much more knowledgeable that me (new to Linux) told me that networking is the easiest part of Linux installations, but he couldn't get it to work.

Any ideas?

21st May 2004, 07:20 AM
When I do /sbin/lsmod I get a couple of lines:

3c574_cs 11420 0
ds 12292 1 3c574_cs
pcmcia_core 46792 2 3c574_cs, ds

Does that help at all?

Is 3c574_cs a 3com specific thing?