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Alright, I put in the ethernet card. It's an Linksys Etherfast 10/100 model LNE100TX. Now, how do I install it and get this computer on the internet? I've downloaded drivers ...
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    Networking My Debian Linux Machine


    Alright, I put in the ethernet card. It's an Linksys Etherfast 10/100 model LNE100TX. Now, how do I install it and get this computer on the internet?

    I've downloaded drivers from the internet for linux, and I can see a COPYING file, a READ ME file, and a file called TULIP.

    What do I do, now?

    Oddly enough, under the connection properties my computer has named a connection as eth1 and claims it's receiving packets. However, when I click on Iceweasel it can't go on the Internet.

    Can somebody help me from here?

    Thank you!

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    you said you downloaded drivers.
    How did you install it?

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    How Do I Network My Debian Linux Computer?

    Alright, I put in the ethernet card. It's an Linksys Etherfast 10/100 model LNE100TX. Now, how do I install it and get this computer on the internet?

    I've downloaded drivers from the internet for linux, and I can see a COPYING file, a READ ME file, and a file called TULIP.

    What do I do, now?

    Oddly enough, under the connection properties my computer has named a connection as eth1 and claims it's receiving packets. However, when I click on Iceweasel it can't go on the Internet.

    Additionally, I have the cd with the driver on it (the cd came with the ethernet card). Within the file that has the driver, there is a READ ME file that says this:

    Installation guide using Redhat 5.XX
    =======================================

    Step 1 : Copy tulip.o into the latest kernel's modules:
    cp tulip.o /lib/modules/2.0.XX/net/tulip.o
    Where the XX is the version number of the latest kernel.

    Step 2 : Update kernel's module dependencies:
    /sbin/depmod -a

    Step 3 : Check /etc/conf.modules:
    alias eth0 tulip
    options tulip options=X debug=X

    Step 4 : Valid media types selections for options=X are:
    0 Auto-select (default to the 10baseT link)
    1 10base2
    2 AUI
    3 100baseTx
    4 10baseT-FD
    5 100baseTx-FD
    6 100baseT4
    7 100baseFx
    8 100baseFx-FD
    9 MII 10baseT
    10 MII 10baseT-FD
    11 MII (autoselect)
    12 10baseT (no autoselect), v0.69 and later only
    13 MII 100baseTx
    14 MII 100baseTx-FD
    15 MII 100baseT4

    Step 5 : Valid debug levels for debug=X are:
    1 normal output
    2 more verbose
    3 even more verbose
    4 even more verbose
    6 insanely verbose

    Step 6 : Reboot system:
    /sbin/shutdown -r now

    Step 7 : when system boots, the driver will be load.

    Step 8 : run netconfig to setup TCP/IP
    (run 'ifconfig' or 'netstat -i' to see if there is a interface
    'eth0')

    As you can see, these instructions are for Redhat, but I'm using Debian.

    Can somebody help me from here?

    Thank you!

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    One more thing...within the READ ME file there are instructions for compiling source code:

    A. Get source Code and produce a binary code
    =============================================
    Step 1 : Get the source code from the following site;

    Beowulf.org: The Beowulf Cluster Site

    Step 2 : Compile the source code by using

    "gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/net/inet
    -Wall -Wstrict -prototypes -O6 -c tulip.c
    '[ -f /usr/include/linux/modversions.h ] && echo
    -DMODVERSIONS`"

    Would this be the best way to get this card working on my Debian Linux computer?

    I have downloaded the file, but really don't know what to do.

    Should I try reinstalling the entire operating system to see if Debian will detect the card as it installs?

    Sorry for all of the trouble, guys. I really appreciate the help.

    Thanks!

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    Ok, I reinstalled the entire operating system in the hopes that Debian would detect and install the drivers for my ethernet card during the process.

    Debian detected the card, but listed the wrong driver. It wasn't able to configure DHCP because of a hardware error, and was unable to download updates from the Internet.

    I manually configured the IP settings, but I still can't get on the Internet using Iceweasel or the other web browser.

    According to the Network settings, the connection is active and enabled.

    I still feel that the main problem might be that the computer doesn't have the right device driver for the card.

    I got this from the READ ME file:


    A. Get source Code and produce a binary code
    =============================================
    Step 1 : Get the source code from the following site;

    Beowulf.org: The Beowulf Cluster Site

    Step 2 : Compile the source code by using

    "gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/net/inet
    -Wall -Wstrict -prototypes -O6 -c tulip.c
    '[ -f /usr/include/linux/modversions.h ] && echo
    -DMODVERSIONS`"

    I have the source code, so how do I compile and produce a binary code?

    I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can provide. Without the Internet, a computer just isn't that useful, and it would be cool to be able to use apt-get install to obtain new programs for the machine.

    Thank you!

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