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How do you do it? Red Hat 9 does not recognize my card. It's a 3com gigabit LOM (3c940). I have the driver(s) - there's a ton of files in ...
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    Installing Network Card Drivers


    How do you do it?

    Red Hat 9 does not recognize my card. It's a 3com gigabit LOM (3c940).

    I have the driver(s) - there's a ton of files in there!

    I thought it would be as simple as typing: "linux dd" at the boot prompt, but when it asked me where the driver was located (fd0), I chose that, but all i could do was select "ok" over and over, and nothing.

    Any help is GREATLY appreciated. I need to get this card functioning for a project due soon.

    Thanks in advance!

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    To check whether it is recognized type ifconfig. If you see the eth interface then it is ok. That was the easy part Now to get it recognized. Drivers are usually a lot of scripts which you run and then they build a kernel module. You should then modprobe the module and the card will work. Maybe the module is already included in the system but isn't modprobed : I have to modprobe eepro100 manually. So: build your module and load it or try randomly loading some modules for network devices and maybe you load the right one.

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