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Get Genius Lan GE2000III working & connect to Novell Network

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I am new to Linux and basically know nothing aboout it.

I have just loaded Linux Mandrake 8, to have a look at the operating system. I have a Genius Lan GE2000III network card, but Linux does not recognize it. Can anyone possibly take me through it's setup step by step. I am trying to connect to a Novell Network.

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Is that an ISA card? If it is, then you need the floppy that came with the card in order to run the setup utility for the card. You will need to change the EEPROM values in hte card to match the setting in Linux.
First do a
cat /proc/interrupt ( now make notes of which IRQ's are available)
cat /proc/pci ( in case it's a PCI adapter, see if it's listed here)
Also, cat /proc/iomem ( see which memory ranges are available)

Now, use the setup utility to change the alues on the card to match open values.
Now use "netconf" to configure the card
Make sure there is a tick in the "enable" box of eth0
Now for a module name you can use ne2000
Now add the values you changed the card to in the two lines provided for IRQ and I/O and save.
After a reboot, the system should be able to use the card.

If the card is a pci card, and there are no aparent clashes in cat /proc/interrupts and it is not picked up in cat /proc/pci, then chances are good that the card is dead...
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PS, after you get the card recognized and configured in netconf, you will need to setup samba in ordr to get on the Novell network. Go to www.linuxdoc.org and read the samba howto.
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