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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by lsvtec, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Hmm, I have all 7 CD's from the latest (as of last Friday) release of Debian Linux. The installer isn't seeing my NIC and when I attempt to force the driver install (or at least the closest thing to a driver offered on the CD) it fails. I would really like network access from this machine.

    The NIC is a 3COM Etherlink10/100 PCI model number 3C906C-TXM thoughts?

    EDIT: The driver I am attempting to install is 3c59x which claims it is for the 3c590/3c900 series
     
  2. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Nobody here uses Debian?
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    never herd of it :shrug2: .
     
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    I can't find any info on your particular card, other than people saying they can't get it to work.

    Here's the closest thing I can find:



    Try to trade it out, perhaps?
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    you tried doing a search for that driver on the 3COM site??
     
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    All flavors of Linux prefer OLD hardware...like 10 years old and crap...old chipsets apply as well....just find an old SMC 10 card...it'll work like a champ...besides Linux is a waste without network access...IT'S A REAL OPERATING SYSTEM...I have some old stuff PM me...
     
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    Run an older 905 or something...
     
  8. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    I don't think 3COM write Linux drivers. :)


    This card is not real new. The 905 drivers should work but they also fail. I just skipped on Debian and went with Mandrake. It seems to be fine with the card.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Run with Redhat / Suse.. that's all we run in our lab now.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    mandrake > debain

    red hat = server
     
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    jiahanhao Senior Member

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    red hat is too goddamn expensive..

    i like suse...

    n/m... you got it working =P
     
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    You can download Red Hat, free.

    Or go to cheapbytes.com and buy a "Pink Tie" CD set. Same thing, different name, $5.

    But glad you got the card working. :thumbsup:
     
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    the only thing your paying for when you buy linux is the documentation.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    I went with Mandrake because I could still dl the ISO's for free (as of two weeks ago anyways, it seems you have to pay for version 9.2). I couldn't find a way to get the RedHat ISO's for free. I wanted to try Debian but if I can't get the thing to install without some serious messing I might as well go with something that I know works.
     
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    Sounds like a sound strategy...
     
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    I still run debian, on both my wintel, and my mac, as I want to be running the same build on both machines. Personally I have not had any troubles with getting to find any hardware, but then again, I have not tried installing the new version.
    I have never heard of mandrake, I cannot stand RedHat or suse. Personally I am giving up on runing linux on my Personal Computer, so I am about to do some reseach on FreeBSD, and netBSD, to see which suits my server needs.
     
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    Please please don't do freeBSD :D. Stick with linus torvalds.. he loves you...
     
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    I really want to play with BSD, as I have never used it before, and I hear it is pretty crazy...
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    It's not hardware in general, just this NIC specifically. It found the other hardware on the machine fine.
     
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