3Com EtherLink III ISA (3C509b-TP) network problem
nielsen at oz.net
Mon Nov 15 21:24:38 UTC 2004
It's been a while (and I was using Debian with a much earlier kernel
version), but I recall that when I used an ISA NIC I had to specify the
module (3c509) in /etc/modules in order for the module to be installed
when booting. You will need to set up the networking interface plus
route and DNS information, as well. The network-admin tool should be
able to do this, although you may need to do it manually by editing
/etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf.
On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 03:18:07PM -0500, s.roman wrote:
> I looked over the wiki and documentation, but couldn't really find any
> info on this. No one has any ideas on how I would connect through
> this NIC?
> On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 20:25:45 -0500, s.roman <s.roman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > as a side note, for some reason I can't open my second hard drive when
> > I try to through /dev/hdb, even though I see it in device manager and
> > that's where it tells me its location. I can't even open hda in /dev/.
> > There's only Filesystem and the cdroms and floppy in "Computer". How
> > would I ba able to access it? It's formatted with FAT32 I think, and
> > all it has on it are some mp3's. It was installed prior to Ubuntu's
> > installation.
> > On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 20:13:19 -0500, s.roman <s.roman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Basically my Ubuntu box doesn't want to recognize its 3Com EtherLink
> > > III (3) ISA (3C509b-TP) NIC. I looked around the internet for similar
> > > problems, and it seems most people with this card have been able to
> > > resolve their network connections by adding the module 3c509 and doing
> > > some other things like disabling PnP for ISA.
> > >
> > > Now since I'm a linux newbie I don't know many of my options. I tried
> > > doing sudo modprobe 3c509 and that actually made the Link/ACT light on
> > > my SMC router turn on, but not the Speed light, and the computer still
> > > didn't detect any ethernet card. I tried setting up a network
> > > connection in network settings after doing that, but that didn't do
> > > much either. After I reboot the module 3c509 disappears from the
> > > module list, and the Link light turns off on my router. I've tried
> > > disabling "Plug and Play OS" in my bios as well, but that didn't help.
> > > I've seen some drivers' sources for this card for linux, but I'm not
> > > sure how to compile or execute them. I'm pretty sure the ISA bridge is
> > > detected though since it shows up when I execute lspci.
> > >
> > > SiS 530 super7 is the chipset and the motherboard model is PC Chips
> > > M598, I think. The ethernet card works well in Windows. Anyone have
> > > any suggestions on what I should do next?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Roman
> > >
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