Re: [SLUG] Thanks

From: Aharon (
Date: Sun Jun 03 2001 - 10:36:44 EDT

On Sun, 3 Jun 2001, Bob File wrote:

> On Saturday 02 June 2001 21:41, Frank Roberts - SOTL wrote:
> > Thanks to those who helped me with my computer today at the Port Richie
> I didn't actually help much, but you're certainly welcome. I thought that was
> a pretty good meeting, considering 3 different people brought machines and
> got help. One person there wanted Linux to use an INtel Ether Express card
> (NIC) and he tried 3 different distributions with no luck. I felt bad
> because I couldn't help him. He had several different OSs on the computer and
> Linux was the only one that refused to use the NIC.
> Would anyone know about these cards? Do you have to pass a parameter to
> insmod to get different versions of the card to work? I think there was a
> module on there when he got done with the last distro install (RH7.1) called
> eepro.o , but using modprobe eepro only gave errors and ifconfig listed
> nothing for eth0.

One thing you can try is to boot into one of the OS's that is allowing the
eepro to run.. Check the io memory address for the card, and try this.

insmod eepro.o io=0x280 (or whatever you find it to be)
There is also an irq option as well (irq=)

The big fix could be as easy as:

insmod eepro.o autodetect=1

Don't ask me why that works, but the autodetect option seems to get alot
of eepro's working that normally don't. They are a very standard nic card
and have great linux support.


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