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  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Nov 2003

    cant get my 3Com up!

    hello, i got a 3Com 3C905B-TX on my box and i tried installing the drivers from an accompanying CD. This is my first time to hook up my box to a network.

    however, after going through the instructions, i restart the network service and get this:
    Bringing up interface eth0: Failed to bring up eth0.
    SIOCSIFFLAGS: Device or resource busy [FAILED]
    on KDE, i checked Network Adapters Configuration (Hardware tab on Network Configuration) and the resource section are all blank with IRQ = unknown.

    manually probing the ethernet card returns a certain MAC address, so this means Linux sees my hardware, but can't seem to get it up.

    any ideas? thanks everyone!

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    New Zealand
    how are u manually probing it.

    if u type
    modprobe drivername.o
    does it give any errors.
    check dmesg|tail to see if it has any erros here after running the above command

  3. #3
    dude have you made your 3COM work already?
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