newbie question

Mon May 10 20:43:33 1999


I have what appears to be a Tulip chip on my network card. I'm not sure,
since the card is a complete no name. I mean that literally. It has no
brand name on it at all. It used to be recognized at boot, but it isn't
anymore. I completely lost my system a while back and had to rebuild it,
and I can't seem to get the system to recognize it anymore. I compiled
networking support as a module. If I use netcfg and ask it to be
activated, I get a message on the console where I started netcfg that
"initialization of eth0 delayed" or something like that. If I try it by
hand, i.e., insmod tulip, I get a message that the "device is busy."
Here is what is reported for the Ethernet card when I do a cat on

PCI devices found:
  Bus  0, device  15, function  0:
    Ethernet controller: DEC DC21142 (rev 48).
      Medium devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.  IRQ 10.  Master
Capable.  Latency=165.  Min Gnt=20.Max Lat=40.
      I/O at 0x1000.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf4020000.

So I guess it's being found at boot-up.

Here is what is reported when I do a cat on /proc/ioports

0000-001f : dma1
0020-003f : pic1
0040-005f : timer
0060-006f : keyboard
0070-007f : rtc
0080-009f : dma page reg
00a0-00bf : pic2
00c0-00df : dma2
00f0-00ff : npu
0170-0177 : ide1
01f0-01f7 : ide0
02e8-02ef : serial(auto)
0376-0376 : ide1
03c0-03df : vga+
03f0-03f5 : floppy
03f6-03f6 : ide0
03f7-03f7 : floppy DIR
03f8-03ff : serial(auto)
10a0-10a7 : IDE DMA
10a8-10af : IDE DMA

I don't see anything in there to tell me if there's an Ethernet card
attached to a port. Anybody have any idea what else I could do to get it

Thanks for any help,
Skip Egley