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Setting Up RedHat 7.2 on Inspiron 8000 - Ethernet Issue

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  • cg1970_1
    Hi, I m relatively new w/ Linux. I took a class a couple years back and decided to try to get my computer to access the internet...but I m having some
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 6, 2004
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      Hi,
      I'm relatively new w/ Linux. I took a class a couple years back and
      decided to try to get my computer to access the internet...but I'm
      having some problems.

      I have the ActionTec Ethernet Pro 100 NIC card and I already
      downloaded what I thought was the necessary ltmodem driver (ltmodem-
      kv_2.4.7_10-6.00b15-1.i386.rpm).

      I've listed the output from the ifcfg-eth0, ifconfig -a, and lspci -v
      below. Any help w/ this configuration would be greatly appreciated.

      Thanks,
      Claude



      /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
      ##########################################
      DEVICE=eth0:0
      BOOTPROTO=dhcp
      ONBOOT=yes
      TYPE=Ethernet
      USERCTL=no
      PEERDNS=no

      ifconfig -a
      #############################

      eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:20:E0:66:8E:B1
      UP BROADCAST RUNNING MTU:1500 Metric:1
      RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:5 carrier:0
      collisions:0
      RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:4720 (4.6 Kb)

      lo Link encap:Local Loopback
      inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
      UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
      RX packets:168 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
      TX packets:168 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
      collisions:0
      RX bytes:11524 (11.2 Kb) TX bytes:11524 (11.2 Kb)


      Entry from lspci -v
      #######################

      08:04.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82557 [Ethernet Pro
      100] (rev 08)
      Subsystem: Action Tec Electronics Inc: Unknown device 1100
      Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
      Memory at f8fff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
      I/O ports at ecc0 [size=64]
      Memory at f8e00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
      Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
    • Vadim E. Ulybin
      Hello! ... If I understood correctly, You need to make ethernet connection, not dial-up. So You ll NOT need ltmodem driver as it s needed only for PCI
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 6, 2004
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        Hello!

        cg1970_1 wrote:

        >I'm relatively new w/ Linux. I took a class a couple years back and
        >decided to try to get my computer to access the internet...but I'm
        >having some problems.
        >
        >I have the ActionTec Ethernet Pro 100 NIC card and I already
        >downloaded what I thought was the necessary ltmodem driver (ltmodem-
        >kv_2.4.7_10-6.00b15-1.i386.rpm).
        >
        >
        If I understood correctly, You need to make ethernet connection, not
        dial-up. So You'll NOT need ltmodem driver as it's needed only for PCI
        WinModems based on LucentTechnologies chips. =)

        Possible error in configuration described below:

        >I've listed the output from the ifcfg-eth0, ifconfig -a, and lspci -v
        >below. Any help w/ this configuration would be greatly appreciated.
        >
        >Thanks,
        >Claude
        >
        >
        >
        >/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
        >
        >
        ^^^

        >##########################################
        >DEVICE=eth0:0
        >
        >
        ^^^^
        1) You need "ifcfg-INTERFACE" file and "device=INTERFACE" string in it
        absolutely the same, but we can see "eth0" in 1st case and "eth0:0" in
        the 2nd, which are different (the 2nd tells "alias0 for I/Face eth0") so
        try to correct 2nd to be same as 1st.

        >BOOTPROTO=dhcp
        >
        >
        2) I hope, DHCP server of Your network can assign any IP address to Your
        NIC - try to take IP from Win* with the same NIC...

        >ONBOOT=yes
        >
        >
        3) Is Your NIC integrated and Ether-cable connected at boot time?

        >TYPE=Ethernet
        >USERCTL=no
        >PEERDNS=no
        >
        >
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