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
scottm@equitytitleutah.com
Scott_mAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ReinierCommented:
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
- http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/vortex.html

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.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Linux Networking

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.