Simon Perreault nomis80 at
Tue Dec 19 13:53:12 PST 2000

On Tuesday 19 December 2000 12:56, you wrote:
> In modules.conf put
> alias eth0 <devicename>
> Mine looks like this :
> alias eth0 3c50x

....or if the driver isn't a module, you have to give the io to the kernel by 
booting like this:
boot: linux ether=<irq>,<io>,<name>
....where <irq> is the irq number (ex: 10),
<io> is the IO base address in hex (ex: 0x240),
and <name> is the device name of the network card (ex: eth0).

If you NIC is a pci device, you can get all this info by running the "lspci" 
command, which you can find in the "PCI Utilities" package 
( If your NIC is an ISA 
one, you may have to play with the "pnpdump" command, which can be found in 
the "isapnptools" package (

Even if the driver is a module, it is likely that you need to specify the io 
of the card. I recommend trying it first without modules, and then if you see 
any need for it, switch to module when you're comfortable with the settings.

You can find all this info (in more detailed form) in the Ethernet-HOWTO 
which is a particularly good and helpful howto.

Good luck!

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