I'm running Red Hat 6 (kernel 2.2.5-22) and am trying to get Linux box
to recognise the home
network I have setup. I already have a Windows system connected to a
4-port Ethernet hub
(which also has my ADSL modem). The Windows 98 system recognizes it
fine and I get a local
LAN address dynamically allocated to me by the hub.
On the Linux box though, I can't even PING the hub - even though the
status light on the hub is
showing that it's recognizing connectivity (at the hardware level I
assume). Here's what I've tried:
1) Running 'ifconfig -a' only shows my local interface and nothing else
so I assumed that my
interface card was not recognized by the system.
2) I found out my card is a Compaq Netelligent 10/100 TX PCI UTP card
and located that the
'tlan.o' module corresponds to that card.
3) I don't know what I/O or IRQ to use so I put the line 'alias eth0
tlan' in my conf.modules file
and ran 'modprob eth0'.
4) After this, doing an 'lsmod' lists that indeed 'tlan' has been loaded
but is listed as 'unused' and
'ifconfig -a' still does not list it even visible.
What do I do know ?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.