[tulip-bug] Linksys LNE100TX 10/100 EtherFast 10/100 LAN Card

none ofyerbizness chameleon_wa@yahoo.com
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 18:16:49 -0700 (PDT)


I'm pretty new to Linux and managed to install my PCI
modem so far but now I am stuck on the NIC

Here's what I've done so far.

1. Already had Linksys LNE100TX 10/100 EtherFast
10/100 LAN Card version 4 in the machine. (According
to the Red Hat HCL, version 4 may be incompatible with
red hat linux 7.x and that's what I am trying to find
out. Should I give up and get a different brand of
ethernet cards?)

2. Installed Red Hat Linux 7.0 (kernel is 2.2.16-22)
and I installed everything. No ethernet card was
detected during linux installation even though it was
there and works fine with the dual-booting Win 95 I
have on the machine to test such things. So there was
no ethernet/network setup done during the installation
of linux.

3. /sbin/lspci returns the following:

00:0d.0 Ethernet Controller: Bridgecom, Inc: Unknown
device 0985 (rev 11)

(where ... denote listings for other devices)

4. cat /proc/pci returns the following:

Ethernet controller: Unknown vendor Unknown device
(rev 17).
Vendor id=1317. Device id=985.
Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=66. Min Gnt=255.Max Lat=255.
I/O at 0xf000 [f001].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xfffbe800
Bus 0, device 14, function 0:

5. rpm -i netdrivers-rh70.i386.rpm (i just downloaded
this file from your site)

This returned a bunch of conflict messages, eg:

file /lib/modules/2.2.16-22/net/tulip.o from install
of netdriver-2.1-2 conflicts with file from package

Should this netdrivers-rh70.i386.rpm install the
module /driver for this card and persist it so it will
be there whenever i reboot?

6. dmesg | grep eth0 returns nothing.

Can someone tell me step by step how to get this
ethernet card recognized and configured?


- Still working from Windows 2000...

p.s. i also tried following instructions found on the
linksys site and in a couple of books...

Do You Yahoo!?
Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail