[tulip] tulip, linksys ethernet card and redhat 7.3

Jordan Bettis jordanb@hafd.org
Mon Sep 30 14:08:02 2002

Joel Smith said:
> i have managed to install the tulip module (or at least in the
> /var/log/messages file it says that it is using Becker's tulip module
> instead of redhat's faulty version) but still during the boot it still
> cannot determine the IP address, times out and will not use the
> linksys ethernet card.

Is your dhcp client properly configured? If you are using pump, switch
to dhcpcd, it works with more servers. Also, are you sure your provider
isn't using some evilness like PPPoE?

Do ifconfig -a' If it shows an ethernet interface, then the tulip
driver does properly see the card, and the problem is with bringing the
interface up, not with tulip. Check your logfiles for dhcp errors, et al.

> for summary i have done the following.
> 1.  downloaded tulip.c, pci-scan.c, compiled them and installed tulip.o
> 2.  i installed tulip.o in
> install -m 644 tulip.o /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/
> install -m 644 tulip.o /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/kernel/net/
> 3.  removed the old module from the kernel with rmmod tulip
> 4.  /sbin/modprobe tulip
> 5.  added alias eth0 tulip to the modules.conf

That looks right. If tulip loaded silently and 'ifconfig -a' shows the
card, your problem is likely with the network configuration side of
things (namely, dhcp).

By the way, you can run dhcp from the command line without rebooting.
Just type 'pump' or 'dhcpcd' as root depending on which client you're
using (assuming that your path is setup right).

Jordan Bettis <http://www.hafd.org/~jordanb>
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