[ltp] Linux 7.2 and 10/100 Etherjet CardBus

Mike Johnson linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Fri, 26 Oct 2001 09:14:39 +0200

On Friday 26 October 2001 08:49, Steve Gregory wrote:
> Hello out there,
> This is my very first contact with a mailing list, so please forgive me if
> it is in some way messed up.

Apparently not!
> I have a Thinkpad 570 with an IBM 10/100 CardBus Etherjet card. I'm
> installing Linux (Red Hat 7.2) for the first time on this laptop and I
> have no experience with laptops of any kind.
> On boot up I see
> eth0: Xircom cardbus revision 3 at irq 11
> and lsmod shows that the xircom_cb driver module is loaded, which
> seems reasonable.
> Does anybody have any suggestion (other than crawling back to Microsoft)?

How about running 'ifconfig eth0' (as root) and seeing what that says?
If the interface has been configured you will see something like:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:50:DA:E4:E7:82
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:860 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1218 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:6
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:234242 (228.7 Kb)  TX bytes:1080 (1.0 Kb)
          Interrupt:5 Base address:0x300

The next thing to consider is, did you tell RedHat to use a fixed IP address
or DHCP? At boot time there is a script in /etc/rc.d/init.d called network
that configures your network cards. The script reads /etc/sysconfig/network
and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 to determine exactly how to
set up the card.

If the PCMCIA card manager is running the network script, you should see
something like the following in /var/log/messages (obviously this is from
my machine)

Oct 26 08:44:30 thinkpad network: Setting network parameters:  succeeded
Oct 26 08:44:30 thinkpad cardmgr[1027]: socket 1: 3Com 572/574 Fast Ethernet
Oct 26 08:44:30 thinkpad cardmgr[1027]: executing: './network start eth0'
Oct 26 08:44:31 thinkpad network: Bringing up interface lo:  succeeded
Oct 26 08:44:34 thinkpad network: Bringing up interface eth0:  succeeded

Good luck!


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