you may want to review a thread in this forum addressing a generic version of this chipset (http://www.getlinuxonline.com/yabbse...;threadid=1167 ). your redhat 7.3 install should have configured this since its part of the kernel module. see
http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/?page...etails&hid=660. the name of the module is either 8139too or 8139cp.
you may need to provide some more information. a good place to start might be to post the output of dmesg > output.txt. This will
create a .txt file to your default directory. The dmesg command is used to print kernel messages that determine if a device has been found, and if so, the name the system has given the device and possible issues related to modules needed to make the device go.
in this case, network cards have special commands that are helpful such as ifconfig -a. ifconfig will list the IP address and the status (up/down/promiscuous) of network interfaces.
if you want to avoid retyping it, save the output to a .txt file like this cp ifconfig -a >output2.txt
this should copy a file to your default directory (probably root) which you can copy to a floppy and then cut and paste here.
we probably also probably would want to know about all the modules that are currently installed.
cp /proc/modules > output3.txt should do the trick. you may also want to check the IRQ's to see if there is a resource conflict. try something like /proc/interrupts.
you should probably also read the man page for modprobe because there is a good chance you may end up using modprobe to force installation of the module.
to get this information posted here you will probably want to copy to a floppy and cut and paste it here. to copy the info to a floppy try:
cp output.txt /mnt/floppy
do the second command for each of the files you made above and, given this information, somebody more knowledgeable than me can help you troubleshoot this problem.