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Re: trying to get the ethernet card working on a Dell Latitude



On Friday 02 June 2006 12:55 pm, Andrew Perrin wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Jun 2006, tom arnall wrote:
> > I'm trying to get the ethernet card working on a Dell Latitude c600. From
> > information on the itnernet, the driver for the card is '3c59x'. I am
> > able to load this with modprobe. But when I do 'ifconfig 3c59x eth0' I
> > get 'eth0: Host name lookup failure'. My kernel is 2.6.9 installed via
> > Knoppix. Ideas?
>
> You're confusing two steps. To install the driver, you need:
>
> modprobe 3c59x
>
> assuming the driver is available, not compiled into the kernel, and not
> already installed.
>
> To configure the interface once the driver is installed, you use
>
> ifconfig eth0
>
> but that will only print out the information on the interface; you need to
> determine the appropriate parameters for your network and use them to set
> it up. Eventually you should put these in /etc/network/interfaces to avoid
> having to set it up maually each time.
>
when i do 'ifconfig eth0' i get 'eth0: error fetching interface information: 
Device not found.'

is there a way to check if the card is in physically working condition? 

thanks,

tom arnall




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thanks,

tom arnall
north spit, ca



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