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19th March 2005, 08:41 PM
OK, since I can't get my NIC running under Slackware, I decided to come back to Fedora since I heard it works under Fedora. Problem is though, I haven't read any detailed steps on how to get it working. These are my rig specs:

Abit AV8 K8T800 Pro Chipset
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ @ 3800+
1GB Crucial Ballistix @ DDR436 (2.5-2-2-6)
OCZ PowerStream 520W
Western Digital 74GB Raptor
Lite-On DVD+/-RW

So, how do I get the onboard Velocity Gigiabit Adapter running? I don't need 1Gb/s speeds, I just need basic 10/100 speeds. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

20th March 2005, 08:06 PM
I have the same motherboard as you, and I have no problems with the onboard LAN. I'm running FC3 x86_64 with kernel version 2.6.10-1.770. I don't remember whether I had to install the Via LAN driver or not when I built the system. Do you know of a quick way to determine which driver is being used? If so, I can check my system and let you know what I'm running.

20th March 2005, 08:52 PM
I'm now almost positive I didn't explicitly install the Via driver myself, but let the installer do the work instead.

From /root/anaconda-ks.cfg

[root@osprey ~]# cat anaconda-ks.cfg
# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.

lang en_US.UTF-8
langsupport --default=en_US.UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8
keyboard us
xconfig --card "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)" --videoram 8192 --hsync 31.5-37.9 --vsync 50-70 --resolution 800x600 --depth 16 --startxonboot --defaultdesktop gnome
network --device eth0 --bootproto static --ip --netmask --gateway --nameserver, --hostname osprey

From dmesg...

VIA Networking Velocity Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Driver Ver. 1.13
Copyright (c) 2002, 2003 VIA Networking Technologies, Inc.
Copyright (c) 2004 Red Hat Inc.
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0e.0[A] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 177
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
eth0: VIA Networking Velocity Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
eth0: Ethernet Address: [removed for privacy]

20th March 2005, 10:27 PM
yea, it worked w/o me intervening thanks.