Easiest way to add second nic d-link dfe530tx

Posted on 2000-05-05
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a netgear fa310 which is up an running as eth0 on PCI 1, and I also have d-link dfe530tx which does not have the driver installed yet.  It is on pci 3.  How do I go about adding the driver for it with the least amount of problems?
btw the box is running redhat 6.2 with a connection to the net if need be..... and otherwise then that it's pretty bare: no cdrom, no sound card...
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The easiest way I think would be, since you are using redhat, I will assume that you have linuxconf.  If you do it is real easy.  Just start linuxconf and go to ConFig, Networking, Client tasks, and Finally basic host information.  Click on the tab for Adapter 2, and then set up everything you need.  You won't have to specify a IO or IRQ, Set the Net Device to eth1 and for the kernal module, select Via-Rhine that came with RedHat. Then click activate changes and it should start working.  If you don't have x installed or linuxconf let me know and I can tell you the other way.

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One thing I forgot to say, which may or may not affect you, is that occasionally I have had problems with these cards if I put them in first and booted the machine and Kudzu picked it up and tries to configure it then the computer will just sit forever and ever when it tries to initialize it, and I have always ended up having to shut down the machine and take out the card, configure the card, and then put the card back in and restart the machine.

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I'll try it tonight....

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hmmm.... I also looked up some info on the net, it also mentioned the driver you are talking about, but it fails on initializing.  Works great with tulip though?!?!?


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