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I am having a rpci ethernet card, and i need to install it with redhat linux, that does not seem to have a driver for it.
What should I do?

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Avi shava
Avi@The-pentagon.com
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by:alexbik
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Hi Avi,

I'm sorry to say that I am quite sure there is no way to get the RPCI card running under linux. It is definitely not supproted by the linux kernel, and I have never seen drivers for it. The best you can do is buy a new (supported) networkcard. Buy a NE2000 (or clone) if you want to keep it low-budget, or any 3COM card if you want better performance.

Alex
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I am sorry, but such an answer does not help me...
Can I use a artisoft ae2/ae3 with it? ( i already have one).
In fact, I am using this system only for learning linux, so i don't have to much money to spend on it...

Avi Shava
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Hi Avi,

I can imagine my answer didn't help me, it's the only correct answer though. Ofcourse I could make things up if you like..

Alex

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The right way to do this is check out the hardware and ethernet howto's at the Linux Documentation project.
The can be found at -
http://www.infomagic.com/linux/ldp/linux.html
You will be able to see which cards are supported, what drivers to select when building the kernel and potential problems.

I've been the route of getting an unknown card to work. If it isn't on the lists then there isn't a driver unless tha card manufacturer makes one for Linux.
I know this sounds blunt, but that's how it is.
I went through the same hoops looking for a driver for a Cogent card. I ended up getting a card lised in the howto's and had no more problems.
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