Could anyone help me with this one.
I'm new to Linux. I am using Red Hat 6.1 and I'm trying to install an
old 10Mbps ISA non-PnP 16 bit card (Ether Lan 16).
Linux recognized my driver as 82596 and I see the alias in my
I've already used DOS and made sure the the appropriate IRQ and IO
ports are set. (IO=0x340 and IRQ=11)
ifconfig eth0 displays my ip address and shows that it's up.
However, when I try to ping my ISP's gateway or even another host on
my network, I get "network unreachable" messages and eventually status
message like this:
eth0: initialization timed out with status 0000, cmd 0000
eth0 receive unit start timed out with status 0000, cmd 0000, 82596
init timed out with status 0000, cmd 0010
I don't understand these status timed out messages.
I also tried going into /etc/conf.modules and adding
options 82596 io=0x340 irq=11
But, when I do any options, modprobe returns with
/lib/modules/2.2.12-20/net/82596.0: invalid parameter io
But, I know I already burned this io and irq setting into the NIC's
eeprom from DOS. Also, this card is not plug and play
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.