I've been running my 300MHz NEC PentiumII as a Win98 box on my
home LAN behind a IPChains firewall using RH6.1. Every thing
I just turned the Win98 box into Dual boot with RH 7.0 on a separate
drive. The RH 7.0 install was painless (workstation install with
my choice of packages), however, my nice little AsanteFast 10/100 NIC
which worked so well under Win98 doesn't want to play nice under RH.
I know, I know... It ain't on the HW compatibility list! But the
NIC uses a recognized DEC chipset so I'm hopeful...
Anyway, the card is recognized, eth0 can be configured and
shows up with ifconfig. The tulip kernel module is loaded
(actually old_tulip)... everything should be cool. But No...
I get no traffic thru the card... no lights on the hub no lights
in the card, nothing. No error messages that I can find either.
The only problem I can find is that the built-in USB hub and the
NIC are using the same IRQ. Rebooting into Win98 shows that
they use the same IRQ there too... I don't have and USB devices
so maybe I've simply luckily avoided doom thus far....
I couldn't set the IRQ of the card (or the USB Hub) from within
Windows and unfortunately it didn't work from within RH using
"ifconfig eth0 irq xx". I diddled around in the BIOS but I couldn't
a way to set IRQs in there either... I could only "reserve" them.
But if I reserve the IRQ being used by both USB & NIC, then both
just get set to the same new available value.
So, My Question... Has anyone gotten an AsanteFast 10/100 card
to work under RH7.0 or am I just spinning my wheels for no reason?
Does the IRQ issue sound like the problem to those of you in the
know? Any suggestions on how to clear up the conflict?
Many thanks for any info you can provide.....
Dr. James Todd Ratcliff Space Geodetic Science & Applications
4800 Oak Grove Dr. MS 238-332 PHONE: (818) 354-0204
Pasadena, California 91109-8099 FAX: (818) 393-6890