Quote:> I have some cards, made by Digital, and I presume they are DE200s as this
> number is stamped on the back. I have no documentation for the cards.
> BUT, the card is not being detected. An error message is given stating
> that the Newtwork may be unreachable or that I have not got the drivers
> for my card compiled in the kernal.
Where/when are you getting this error? ifconfig? when you do ping?
Quote:> Does this lack of functionality sound like a H/W or S/W problem?
When installing a new network card, you need to configure the device, address
and the route etc.
On RH this can be done for you by adding a few files in
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, but it may be better to do it manually first
time to make sure everything is working;
First do "dmesg" and check that you got something like;
eth0: DE200 at 0x0300, h/w address 08:00:2b:2c:09:e4,
has 64kB RAM at 0xd0000 and uses IRQ5.
If yes, then the kernel have found your device, and you are ready to try to
configure the useage.
If no, there is either something wrong with your hardware, or you have not
build your kernel correctly.
ifconfig - will list you all devices which have been configured til now.
if eth0 is not included (and it is unlikely it is), then try to add it by
ifconfig eth0 192.168.99.99
you should not be able to see it using ifconfig.
You should now configure the routing table to route all non-local trafic over
the eth0 device. You do this by;
route add -net 192.168.99.99 eth0
Check/list your routing table by
Once you got it up and running the manual way, you need to configure it
permanently in your boot setup.
You can do that by adding all the configuration commands to you rc.local
scrip, or better your the network scripts already on your system (assuming
your using RH), all you need is to make sure you got the two following files;
IPADDR=192.168.xx.yy (replace xx and yy with your real network address)
NETWORK=192.168.x.0 (replace x with your real subnet address)