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Hello there, I am running Gentoo kernel-2.6-r3 on an old Pentium 3 Gateway lol. My problem is, I have a 3com nic PCI card on the motherboard. I cannot seem ...
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    3com question...


    Hello there, I am running Gentoo kernel-2.6-r3 on an old Pentium 3 Gateway lol. My problem is, I have a 3com nic PCI card on the motherboard. I cannot seem to find what module the nic is and how to load it. I did
    Code:
    cd /usr/src/linux
    . Then I did
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    make && make modules_install
    to configure the 3com nic, my problem is though, I do not know the nic module and when I do find out what it is, I dont remember how to add it. Either
    Code:
    modprobe
    or
    Code:
    nano -w /etc/modules.autoload/kernel-2.6
    . If someone could help me find the module of the 3com device as well as help me configure it, I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!!! :P :P :P [/code]

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    You have Gentoo installed, or are you trying to install Gentoo?

    If it is the first one, and the nic worked during the install, you can boot up with the livecd, chroot into the system, then do "lsmod"

    See this post for more info on getting the internet working for you again.
    It is broadband, but, the commands should be the same for you.

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/top...light=netmount
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    when you follow the manual, it tells you to name modules to put in your system. iirc, the device you have is the example it gives.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    Thank you! That helped : )

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