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Thread: RedHat 9.0 eth0 fails on boot, newbie

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    RHnewbie1019
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    RedHat 9.0 eth0 fails on boot, newbie

    Hi all,

    I'm giving linux a try for the first time and have ran into my first problem. I'm running RedHat 9.0 with VMware on a winXP pro machine until I get the hand of it. It is running on a Vaio FRV37
    pentium 4 2.8
    512mb ram
    533MHz. bus

    On boot up when trying to find eth0 is says [failed] then finishes the boot. I am assumming it is looking for the nic on my motherboard. I would like to use my Belkin F5d7010 54g wireless card for internet access, but cannot get either of them to install. I've looked for manufactures drivers with not luck.

    Any steps in the right direction would help. Thanks for your time

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    Re: RedHat 9.0 eth0 fails on boot, newbie

    Ahhh the wonderful world of wireless....this is probably the answer to your question.....

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/

    This software got my wireless up and running like a charm. Now for your onboard network card we need more details on what specific network card is that your trying to set up and then we'll be able to go from there.

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

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    Re: RedHat 9.0 eth0 fails on boot, newbie

    Actually it isn't looking for your NIC if it gave you that msg, it actually found it, but because it's not plugged into the Cable modem or some router it "FAILED" to get a DHCP address.

    Also if the madwifi drivers don't work for you, there is http://www.linuxant.com/ This is a wrapper for the Win32 NDIS driver. You can use it for 30 day's with the Trial, and if it works well for you, then it's purchase is a one time $20 fee.

    Right now, my D-Link DWL-G520 Rev.A Only works somewhat with madwifi, but with Linuxant it's pretty much operational, but the performance is only about 10 Mbit. Although others with my same card get the full 54 Mbps. I'm currently working with their tech support to resolve the issue, and if it can be solved, then I'll be purchasing a license to use it myself.
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    Re: RedHat 9.0 eth0 fails on boot, newbie

    Skynet is very right...didn't think very much on that one I guess. Wow, talk about a brain fart. So we do have detection of the ethernet card, now I did have this issue with dhcp, when I switched over to pump it was resolved, but make sure you are getting traffic lights on the back of your nic.

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

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    RHnewbie1019
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    Re: RedHat 9.0 eth0 fails on boot, newbie

    Thanks for the responses guys. I will be working on them both and getting back to you in a few days.

    I do have another question since you said to look at the lights on my nic. Since I am using VMware on an XP machine the lights on the nic are working because I am connected through XP that is running in the background, or am I wrong?

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    Re: RedHat 9.0 eth0 fails on boot, newbie

    Well actually those traffic lights are completely independent of the OS. As long as you are getting traffic lights it usually means your ethernet card is working properly and getting information. So then from that point you would need to make sure drivers are all set up and all that good stuff.

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

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