During the install process, Linux autoprobed and found a network card on my system. (I'm using the Red Hat distribution)
I have a Linksys PCI network card and the system installed a 'tulip' driver.
After rebooting, I did a 'dmesg' in a console window and could see the card was there and the tulip driver was loaded. However, the interrupt was 'irq=0' not the 'irq=10' that I was expecting. (As reported by Windows)
Using 'cat /proc/interrupts' the card was not listed.
Using 'cat /proc/pci' showed the card at device 10.
Using 'cat /proc/ioports' listed eth0 at 0x1400.
I tried giving the interrupt at boot time through LILO.
('ether=10,0x1400,eth0') That doesn't seem to work either. I read somewhere, if the driver is loaded as a module, you can't tell the system what the interrupt should be. I would have to recompile the kernal.
I am very new to Linux, but I read a couple of books. (No help) I've read the Ethernet-How to and I've set up the network info as accurately as I could.
I'm using the ethernet card for a cable modem. If I try to access the internet, I get a 'Server not available' error.
As I said, I'm new to Linux and Networking. I'm not even sure that the interrupt is the problem here. But, it seems like a good place to start.