Installing 3com 3c509 card on Linux RH 5.2

Installing 3com 3c509 card on Linux RH 5.2

Post by Marc Provenche » Fri, 05 Feb 1999 04:00:00

I'm trying to get my 3C509 card working with Linux RH 5.2.

I started Linuxconf, and I can see that it found the module name (3c509),
for eth0.  I gave it an IP address via linuxconf as well, and made sure the
adapter was enabled.

When I run ifconfig -a I can't see anything but 'lo', which I think is just
the loopback.

Must I do something special to the kernel so it detects my card?  I just
upgraded to 5.2, and I already had a few surprises, like I no longer have
ppp in my kernel, but I had it in my 5.1 version...

How can I get the kernel to detect my card?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Marc Provencher


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I am trying to set up an Ethernet connection to use with my Ascend P50
ISDN router. I've already installed Redhat 5.2, but I did not have the
Ethernet card when I performed the install, so /dev/eth0 is not

What is the easiest way to get this device set up? Should I go back into
the Redhat installation program and select "upgrade", or should is there
an easier/cleaner way to do this?

Thanks in advance.

Chris Plachta
Alcatel USA
Phone: 707-792-7271
FAX:   707-792-6310

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