On Thu, 21 Jun 2001 16:41:24 -0400, "Wade Lindsey"
>After a bunch of other trouble getting DSL to my Linux boot, I've decided
>that the problem must be that my card isn't properly set up in the kernel.
>I have a 3c509 that works just fine under windows, but when I try to set it
>up using netconf, it won't work! Must I download or configure the driver
>and recompile? If anyone out there can explain (slowly if possible, *very
>new* to this) I would really appreciate it ! Thanks
I think that RH doesn't like this card, I have one in my Linux server,
and it took me a while to figure out why RH 6.1 didn't seem to want to
connect to the internal network at boot time. It has trouble
initializing the card.
I finally did the following:
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth0 up
and then it was quite happy to start up and use the card to reach the
network. So I added the two ifconfig lines to the end of
/etc/rc.d/rc.local and it hasn't given a problem since. It's not
elegant but the machine is old, and I can't be bothered getting a
different card for it.