[Gllug] setting ifconfig media type on bootup

Darren Evans devans at presscentre.net
Thu Jun 28 16:00:14 UTC 2001

On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 10:35:09AM +0100, john.hearns at framestore.co.uk wrote:
> devans at unbreakable.presscentre.net wrote:
> > 
> > I can't figure out how to set the media type "10base2" from bootup
> > on Redhat 7.1.
> > 
> > Without going into detail because it hurts this fixes a problem
> > with network connectivity on a Xircom PCMCIA CreditCard.
> > 
> I haven't used this particular card, but the parameter would
> be set when the module for the card is loaded.
> A quick swatch at the pcmcia source code leads me to suggest
> doing 
> xirc2ps_cs if_port=10Base2  
> when you load the card. (Hope I got that syntax exactly right, ahem)
> Is this module in your /etc/modules.conf?
> If so, you will need to edit this file.

Thanks John, this made the PCMCIA card "network stable", although
from a deja hunt i'm not alone in the lack of detection when the
machine boots up. (RH 7.1 + 2.4.5), the kernel does not detect
the card so needs a cardctl eject;cardctl insert to wake it up.


Gllug mailing list  -  Gllug at linux.co.uk

More information about the GLLUG mailing list