Deja Vu all over again
E Frank Ball
frankb at efball.com
Mon Mar 26 16:16:10 PST 2001
} I have now got a bigger PC. It is an AMD k6 (400 mhz) with
} a 40 gig drive and I have loaded Red Hat 7.0 in it. It came
} with an ISA (ne2000) NIC that I could not get to work under
} linux (it did work with Windows, though) I bought another
} NIC (ne2000), and can get it identified as "eth0" by Linux.
} When connected to the router, I cannot get it to ping either
} macintosh, or the router ; that is 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.2
} or 192.168.1.4 although it will ping 127.0.0.1 but I
} understand that is no big feat since that is the internal
} address of a local loop.
ISA cards do not autoprobe. You must specify the address.
Two ways to do this:
Include the address when you load the kernel module (good for
/sbin/modprobe ne io=0x300
or put it in /etc/modules.conf :
alias eth0 ne
options eth0 io=0x320
This is the permanent solution.
The IRQ can be specfied, but it is not necessary.
What is in /etc/modules.conf ?
What happens when you load the module with modprobe?
What is the output of "/sbin/lsmod" ?
What is in /proc/interrupts ?
} I have fooled around with the PC BIOS to try to understand
} the IRQ settings for Plug and Play, but am getting nowhere.
ISA cards don't plug and play very well.
E Frank Ball efball at efball.com
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