Help: How to install network for Intel Etherexpress

Help: How to install network for Intel Etherexpress

Post by Yeongkuo L » Tue, 24 May 1994 12:02:15

I'm new for Linux. I just setup Linux from slcakwar.e Everything is fine
except the network.

My computer system is:

Dell 486-DX2-50 with 8MB RAM.
Ethernetcard: Intel etherexpress.
IRQ=5 I/O address 300-30Fh

The following procedure is the way I tried, according the net2howto and

1.setup the IPaddress,netmask.... in rc.inet1 when I installed the Linux.
2. uncomment the intel etherexpree in
3. use "make config" to choose  intel etherexpress.
4. use "make dep" and "make clean".
5. reboot.

The final message shown in the booting are:
Going multiuser
SIOCSIFADDR: Invalid arguement
SIOCSIFMASK: Invalid arguement
SIOCADDRT: Invalid arguement
Network Unreachable

I doubt, it is IRQ problem. so I go to /usr/src/../drivers/net/eepress.c
I found, there is aline
#deinfe SET_IRQ=7
I change it as #deinfe SET_IRQ=7.
Repeat i=the above procedure again.
It's still the same.

Any comment from experience user?

Thank you for your help in advance.

Yeongkuo Lin
Physics Department
Brown University


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