I installed Redhat 8.0 on a brand new laptop that had a WinME default
install. Before thrashing WinME, I took the liberty of ensuring that
all system components were working on that OS.
The RH 8.0 install proceeded flawlessly, except for the fact that the
RealTek 8139c network adapter is refusing to send a single packet on the
network. This it dutifully did on WinME by the way. For the past six
hours I've been trying to play around with it, and going through the
google archives to no avail. I've see a lot of similar problems being
reported on the newsgroups, but I have yet to encounter advice that
solves my problem.
Lest you think that I have problems with IP networking, I must say that
have just installed 8.0 on a Toshiba right next to this laptop and it's
working perfectly there. Upon startup, eth0 is initialised
successfully, the network configuration tool on gnome show that the card
is active and it properly recognises it, lsmod shows that 8139too driver
is loaded but the thing refuses to work. I am using exactly the same
hardware, cables, switches etc. that I sucessfully used on ME.
Before I rush out and buy a more reliable PCMCIA card, is could there be
something that I have not done properly ?
Thanks in advance for any advice.