Posted on 1997-04-01
Here's a pretty easy one, I hope:
I've got a MaxTech 16-bit ISA NE2000 compatible network
adapter (essentially "Generic Ethernet Card")
running on my Pentium with Slackware 2.0.29.
And I can't get Linux to work with it. I compiled the kernel with NE2000/1000 support (not a module) and configured everything how it seems it should be. When booting it croaks when trying to load the "eth0" interface with ifconfig from /etc/rd.c/rc.inet1--says "Device not found" a/o "Interface not found", then gives the lecture about "mebbe you don't have a card or the kernel don't support it"
The card works perfectly under Win95, and I previously had it working with a different kernel version under a UMSDOS filesystem that I killed off.
So, my questions (in addition to "How do ya fix it?") are:
Where is the card in /dev?
How do you specify an IRQ & I/O range for the card?
Where can I read more about interfaces and Linux networking in general?
Is the NE2000 support the appropriate and only driver necessary?