network connection problem

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Hello I am expairmenting with linux for the first time i just successfully installed it on my old hp pavilion 8575c. i am wanting to use this machine as a webserver. I have been trying to set up a internet connection but i can not find any driver for my ethernet card, the hp ones listed do not work when i click activate. can any one help me?
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Which distro are you using?
What is the model number of your HP ethernet card?
Have you tried "netconfig" as root?
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im using redhat 9

i used the commandless /proc/pci to get this:
bus 0, device 10, function 0
ethernet controller: accton technolgy corp smc2-1211tx (rev 16)
irq : 9

it is an old hp pavilion 8575c the model num i got off the driver disk is
EN1207D-TX 10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter

so i am assuming accton is the acutal manufacture of the nic.

i do not see a listing for any accton products under the spot to configure the ethernet card.
i had tried netconfig from the root but it says command not found.
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SMC 1211TX is basically a Realtek RTL8139.
and should be supported.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/199 ... 00439.html


add to /etc/modules.conf:
alias eth0 rtl8139

and issue a:
cat /proc/pci
to insure there are no IRQ conflicts between your ethernet controller and another device.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... /04/1/8018

Also have a look @:
http://www.linuxathome.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=116

These articles apply to RH7, so I'm sure they will help you it.


If that doesn't work, install FreeBSD 4.9, lol:
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/4.9R/ha ... l#ETHERNET

Supported right out of the box. :D
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phpSelectah wrote:
SMC 1211TX is basically a Realtek RTL8139.
and should be supported.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/199 ... 00439.html


add to /etc/modules.conf:
alias eth0 rtl8139

and issue a:
cat /proc/pci
to insure there are no IRQ conflicts between your ethernet controller and another device.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... /04/1/8018

Also have a look @:
http://www.linuxathome.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=116

These articles apply to RH7, so I'm sure they will help you it.


If that doesn't work, install FreeBSD 4.9, lol:
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/4.9R/ha ... l#ETHERNET

Supported right out of the box. :D


I think the last option is the best. ;) Heh.

Cheers.

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