Did you mis-type in the post. You put in 3c90x in the modules.conf
file, not 3x90x right? If so, try the 3c59x driver. See if it works.
I know it works on the plain 3c905 cards.
Uhmmmm... You know you have your bios set up right? e.g. is the card
seen by Windows, or some other test.
> I've added the line "alias eth0 3x90x" to the modules.conf and rebooted,
> but no change -- I still get nothing out of dmesg | grep eth0.
> ifup eth0 gives me the response: "3c90x device does not seem to be
> present, delaying eth0 initialization"
> I might point out that this card worked fine with Windoze before I wiped
> that OS off the machine, so I know it's not a hardware issue.
> Many thanks for all the help, Dean and Al. I just _know_ that when I get
> up and running on the Linux learning curve, I'll slap my forehead and
> say, "Of course!" But for now, I sure appreciate your help.
> > Hi!,
> > > /etc/modules.conf looks like this:
> > > alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
> > > alias usb-controller usb_ohci
> > > dmesg | grep eth0 returns nothing. There are no lines in dmesg with eth0
> > > or eth anything!
> > > Thanks for your help. Although I've got some unix experience, I'm new
> > > enough at this that I don't even know where to start looking!
> > As Al has mentioned, your configuration makes no attempt to load in the NIC
> > driver. You will need to find the NIC driver associated with your network
> > card and add the line to the /etc/modules.conf and see whether that helps.
> > After you add the line that Al has put in his post, see whether a "dmesg |
> > grep eth" will return anything (you will either need to reboot the machine or
> > load the module with the insmod command).
> > See ya
> > Dean Thompson
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