I made two installations of Linux Slackware 96 on two different computers,
the installations was identical.
The first computer was a "noname" pentium and the other one a IBM aptiva
486 DX2 66. On the pentium everything is Ok. But on the IBM Linux dont
find the 3c509 ethernet card.
The IBM also run Windows 95 and ther is no problem with the card when
Windows is running. I tried to configure the card with different adresses
and different irq, I also tried to use boot parameters such as "LILO
The IBM did find the card once, and I was abel to ping the pentium and also
do ftp between them, when i rebooted the IBM without any changes it dident
find the card.
I tried almost eveything I colud think of but the computer found the card
only one time.
I use the bare kernel and the rc.modules command modprobe 3c509 to install
the card at boot up, it works on the pentium but not on the IBM why ?