Ethernet Hardware


D. Lyon

updated 10/10/04

Using Fedora 2, I was unable to get PCMCIA cards to work. The following is a work-around. See the bugzilla reference for details

The following is a summary:
Anaconda stuck a "alias eth1 orinoco_cs" in /etc/modprobe.conf.

The current work around is the following:
modprobe yenta_socket/etc/init.d/pcmcia restart

Removing the "alias eth1 airo_cs" from /etc/modprobe.conf allowed thePCMICA subsystem to start properly and activate the Aironet card.
KDS 671XH also has this problem with the Yenta Socket. It workednicely under FC1. However, FC2 produced the exact same error.Commenting out /etc/modprob.conf made it boot correctly.HOWEVER, it broke the loading of S25netfs which caused my NFS mountsto not work. I "mv S24pcmcia S11pcmcia" in directory /etc/rc.d/rc5.d.By causing PCMCIA to load earlier, it seems to be OK now.

"modprobe yenta_socket; /etc/init.d/pcmcia restart" trickworks, and commenting out "alias eth0 orinoco_cs" provides a permanet workaround.
$ cd /etc/rc5.d
$ mv S10network S24network
$ mv S24pcmcia S10pcmcia

for the usr5410 wireless turbo US Robotics card and the Fedora 2 system, things are not as clear.

Fedora Core 2 --2004/08/09 07:38 CET For FC2, alias ath0 ath_pci should be added to /etc/modprobe.conf instead of modules.conf. The latter has been phased out.

The following are notes under a old version of redhat.

I used to have two old e-net cards. Support under redhat for these cards no longer appears to work out of the box!?? So, I have substituted a plug-N Play card. This worked fine!

Here is what I used to have:

hardware:Two OLD Ethernet cards,

alias eth0 3c509
alias eth1 3c503
If you add an Ethernet card, check the /lib/modules/2.2.5-15/net
directory for the .o files.
Set up the cards with fixed IP addresses, 
using the control-panel>network tool. Use /sbin/ifconfig
to verify that eth0 and eth1 are configured properly.