Red Hat Linux 6.0 w/2 NIC Cards

Posted on 1999-10-29
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I have a Linux 5.2 setup with my Windows NT Network as a primary DNS.  Now, I am trying to set up another Red Hat Linux 6.0 as a secondary DNS with 2 LinkSys TX100 NIC Cards.  It is not initializing the NIC Cards.
I set up this Red Hat Linux 6.0 as a dual boot with Windows 98 also.  The NIC cards are functioning properly when I boot with Windows 98, but it fails in during Linux bootup.  I need help!!
Question by:dawoodh
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sane101999 earned 200 total points
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Make sure that you have the appropriate driver (in this case, I think tulip.c) built as a module rather than built into the kernel, and probe for it during the boot sequence.  I have had consistent success with adding a "modprobe tulip" command to the /etc/rc.d/init.d/network script, right before the loop over $interfaces_boot in the "start" section.  This will automatically probe for as many PCI NICs as the driver matches.

If those cards are quite new, you may want to make sure you have the current tulip driver (0.91), which is available from Don Becker's web site at www.cesdis.nasa.gov (the exact URL is in a comment in the driver source code /usr/src/linux/drivers/net/tulip.c).  You can probably also get an updated driver along with the newest kernel RPM (I think RedHat may have a 2.2.13-based kernel out by now).

Hope this helps.

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  SANE.net, LLC

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