NIC Setup

I have the Macmillan Software release of "Linux-Mandrake", I am trying to find a "howto" to installing my 3-COM 3c90x NIC. All I can find is about NIC and Linux, is there a step by step procedure for installing the NIC in the KDE environment posted anywhere?

Thanks for your time!

Scott M
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You don't install a network card driver into KDE, KDE is a GUI, this is kernel level stuff. Just use your favorite editor to add this line to /etc/conf.modules

"alias eth0 3c59x"

Then issue "modprobe eth0" on the commandline as root and watch the messages in /var/log/messages. That's about all there is to it.

There is no HOWTO specifically for this card. For more information see:
- /usr/src/linux/Documentation/networking/vortex.txt

Note that this will "install" your card. Linux will see and recognize the piece of hardware and be able to talk to it under the name eth0. This will not give you a working LAN connection. For that you must specify a hostname, ip-number, ip-masq, etc and setup routing. For this you can use linuxconf or netcfg or whatever network configuration tool comes with mandrake.

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