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Linux RedHat6.2 on Hp vectra vli8, NIC problem?

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Thomas Eriksson
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Linux RedHat6.2 on Hp vectra vli8, NIC problem?

I can get the 3com NIC 3c905B to work in Linux on my Vectra vli8.
The NIC works fine in Win98. The installation works fine in Linux and the boot says nothing about any conflicts.
When i try it only shows ,
Usually when executing would give me information for both and
Still when typing ifconfig gives me info about the card.
gives me that driver is loaded <3c59x 0 (unused)> but unused.
trying gives me
gives me nothing but 127.0.0.1
Im sure everything in the configuration of the network (IP,netmask,gateway,etc...)during the install is properly done. Could there a problem with the standard drivers as the NIC is integrated to motherboard?

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Thomas Eriksson
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux RedHat6.2 on Hp vectra vli8, NIC problem?

Hi i got to correct myself little about the no problem boot. I just found this from running .
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3c59x.c:v0.99H 11/17/98 Donald Becker
http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/vortex.html The PCI BIOS has not
enabled the device at 0/88. Updating PCI command 0113->0117. eth0: 3Com 3c905B
Cyclone 100baseTx at 0x1080, 00:40:ca:14:15:0d, IRQ 0 *** Warning: IRQ 0 is
unlikely to work! *** 8K byte-wide RAM 5:3 Rx:Tx split,
autoselect/Autonegotiate interface. MII transceiver found at address 24,
status 786d. MII transceiver found at address 0, status 786d.
Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
.........
Also when mentioning in my previous message, i ment
Jiri Furst
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Re: Linux RedHat6.2 on Hp vectra vli8, NIC problem?

The problem can be in your BIOS setup. Do you have PnP enbled? Try to change the PnP setting.
BIOS should assign an IRQ to your NIC. This IRQ can't be 0 (my computer uses 11).
Mark Wismer
Occasional Visitor

Re: Linux RedHat6.2 on Hp vectra vli8, NIC problem?

Have just gotten on this forum and saw your query. May be too late to help you. Sorry. The 3com 905B is not supported by the 3c59x driver very well. I get misc errors depending on the exact 905B card I use. Have switched to a 3com produced driver that Don Becker's page referred me to. 3c90x is available from the 3Com web site. Much better so far.
It's always simple...after the fact.