laptop, ethernet and networking
I'm an amateur trying to configure a newly bought laptop to be connected to a net using a 3COM 3C589C card. The following is part of the boot message
FDC 0 is an 8272A
NCR53c406a: no available ports found
eata_dma: No BIOS32 extensions present. This driver release still depends on it.
Skipping scan for PCI HBAs.
qlogicisp : PCI bios not present
PPA: unable to initialise controller at 0x378, error 2
scsi : 0 hosts.
scsi : detected total.
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Adding Swap: 29228k swap-space
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 2.8.22
Intel PCIC probe:
Intel i82365sl B step at 0x3e0, 2 sockets
irq mask (scanned) = 0x9eb8, status change on irq 15
PCMCIA IO port probe: excluding 0x1f8-0x1ff 0x378-0x37f 0x3b8-0x3e7 0x3f8-0x3ff
PCMCIA IO port probe: clean.
loading device 'eth0'...
eth0: 3Com 3c589, port 0x300, irq 3, 10baseT port, 00 60 97 40 B8 3F
Swansea University Computer Society IPX 0.34 for NET3.035
as far as I can see it there are no errors in the automatic detection of the card?
my /etc/hosts file looks like this:
127.0.0.1 localhost wall
184.108.40.206 fm_lap1 dmi66083.dmi.min.dk
my /etc/resolv.conf looks like this:
then I run this (I guess it has to go in /etc/init.d/network later ?)
ifconfig eth0 fm_lap1 netmask 255.255.255.0
ifconfig reports eth0 is up
route add -net 220.127.116.11
with this result
SIOCADDRT: Invalid argument
any help will be highly appreciated...
I have used the Linux Network Administration Guide to get so far..
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