detection of network adapter
I have a dual boot of Mandrake 9.0 and XP and am trying to detect/configure my ethernet adapter.
1) From the intel pages, I gathered that what I want is here:
However, there are a no. of downloads on this page. My kernel is 2.4. In addition to the driver, do I also need the SNMP package (item no. 1 on download page), base driver (item no.2), item no.5 and item no. 6 ?
2) If something is listed in my /proc/pci, does it mean that it has been detected ? (I was reading somewhere that to be detected, the device drivers should know the address of the device and the device should be assigned that address physically)
3) I noticed that my /proc/pci file has a listing for the above controller. However, there is no IRQ listed there. Why is that ? From Windows, I was able to find the IRQ, in any case.
4) Lastly, if I look at the modules file, it has a line "alias eth0 off". What should this line look like after I have downloaded the drivers ?
The machine I have is a Dell 4600.
Any help is appreciated.