newbie fast ethernet card question

newbie fast ethernet card question

Post by Pet » Mon, 11 Jan 1999 04:00:00



hello all

although my system seems to recognize my fast ethernet card:

# dmesg
   rtl8139.c:v0.99B 4/7/98 Donald Becker http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/r tl8139.html
   eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xfc80, IRQ 10, 00:40:c7:79:19:4c.
   eth0: Promiscuous mode enabled.

it doesn't show up as a device file:
   # ll /dev/e*
   lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            8 Dec 31 07:44 /dev/egp -> inet/egp

how can my system recognize an ethernet card but have no device file for
it?  can can i remedy this situation?

thanks!
pete

 
 
 

newbie fast ethernet card question

Post by Thomas Bendle » Tue, 12 Jan 1999 04:00:00


you don't det a device for eth0 in /dev/*

regards Thomas


Quote:>hello all

>although my system seems to recognize my fast ethernet card:

># dmesg
>   rtl8139.c:v0.99B 4/7/98 Donald Becker

http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/r tl8139.html
Quote:>   eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xfc80, IRQ 10, 00:40:c7:79:19:4c.
>   eth0: Promiscuous mode enabled.

>it doesn't show up as a device file:
>   # ll /dev/e*
>   lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            8 Dec 31 07:44 /dev/egp ->
inet/egp

>how can my system recognize an ethernet card but have no device file for
>it?  can can i remedy this situation?

>thanks!
>pete


 
 
 

newbie fast ethernet card question

Post by Rob Mahuri » Tue, 12 Jan 1999 04:00:00


play with /sbin/ifconfig, see what it shows you

Rob


> hello all

> although my system seems to recognize my fast ethernet card:

> # dmesg
>    rtl8139.c:v0.99B 4/7/98 Donald Becker http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/r tl8139.html
>    eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xfc80, IRQ 10, 00:40:c7:79:19:4c.
>    eth0: Promiscuous mode enabled.

> it doesn't show up as a device file:
>    # ll /dev/e*
>    lrwxrwxrwx   1 root     root            8 Dec 31 07:44 /dev/egp -> inet/egp

> how can my system recognize an ethernet card but have no device file for
> it?  can can i remedy this situation?

> thanks!
> pete

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