I have installed linux mandrake 8.0 with an RTL 8139 (AT-2500TX) network adapter (the linux driver is called 8139too), on a fastfame (intel chipset) motherboard. The problem is, that after linux loads, all the LED-s on the network adapter goes off (100, ACT, LNK), and I cannot acces the network. I made only simple network configuration (using 1 IP address with correct netmask and a gateway).
The question is: how can i make this adapter to send some packets to the network? Is there another driver for this adapter?
I tried to change the adapter with an identical one. Same problem. LED's switch off after Linux loads.