>I can't get my LInux 6.2 to get on the network. Can't ping anything and
>can't ping the box from another pc.
>Looking at the /var/log/messages, when it loads the Cyclone driver for my
>3com Fast Etherlink XL PCI, it says "might not work on IRQ=0" and it does
>try IRQ 0. How do I change it to IRQ 11 (which is what I think it should
It's the BIOS that sets the IRQ for PCI cards. You don't set it directly
(and the driver gives you no way to do so).
Check your BIOS settings (I'm not sure what to look for, frankly, but maybe
it will pop out at you).
You could try specifying
at the LILO: prompt (reverse scans the PCI bus). The BootPrompt HOWTO lists
a few more pci options.
You can also try moving the card to a different PCI slot.
Another thing to try is a later version of the driver. An easy way to do
this is upgrade to the kernel 2.2.16-3 rpm from
(Installing a kernel rpm involves more than installing just the rpm itself.
See the instructions there.)
See http://www.scyld.com/network/vortex.html for more info on these cards.
If you want to compile the driver from source at this site, you need to get
a couple .h files that are in the same ftp directory.