How do I install the drivers for a second 3Com® 3C980-TX network interface card (NIC) in Red Hat Linux 7.0? - KB Article - 150943

How do I install the drivers for a second 3Com® 3C980-TX network interface card (NIC) in Red Hat Linux 7.0? - KB Article - 150943


Second 3Com® 3C980-TX network interface card (NIC) in Red Hat Linux 7.0 configuration and installation procedue.

To configure and install the NIC, perform the following steps:

  1. Power on the server and press the <Enter> key at the boot: prompt.
    Kudzu appears with options for Configure, Ignore, or Do Nothing.
  2. Press the <Tab> key to highlight Configure and then press the <Enter> key.
    You are prompted to set up networking.
  3. Press the <Tab> key to highlight Yes and then press the <Enter> key.
  4. At the Networking screen, press the <Spacebar> to select either dynamic (DHCP) or manual.

    NOTE: If you select manual configuration, press the <Tab> key to highlight the appropriate fields and then type your IP information.
  5. When finished, press the <Enter> key.
    Afterwards, Linux will finish the boot process.
  6. Login to the system as root.
  7. At the command prompt, type # netconf and then press the <Enter> key.
    T
    he Network Configurator window appears.
  8. Highlight Basic host information and then press the <Enter> key.
  9. Press the <Page Down> key to view the section for Adapter 2 and verify that the Enabled checkbox is checked.
  10. Verify that the IP information is the same as you entered in the previous steps.
  11. Press the <Down Arrow> key to highlight the Net device line.
    The new adapter should use eth1 or the next free network device.
  12. Press the <Ctrl> + <X> keys at the same time to select the adapter name from a list.
  13. Select the Fernel module 3c59x and then press the <Enter> key.
  14. Verify that the Kernel module for the 3C980-TX card is 3c59x.
  15. Press the <Tab> key to highlight Accept and then press the <Enter> key.
  16. Press the <Tab> key to highlight Quit and then press the <Enter> key.
    Afterwards, the Status of the System box window appears.
  17. Highlight Activate the changes and then press the <Enter> key.
  18. At the command prompt, type # service network restart and then press the <Enter> key.
    This should initialize the network protocols and install the new adapter settings.



Verify the drivers for a second 3Com® 3c980-TX network interface card (NIC) is correctly installed in Red Hat Linux 7.0.

Adapter communication can be verified by performing the following steps with the PING command:

  1. At the command prompt, type # ifconfig eth0 down and then press the <Enter> key.

    NOTE: If you have more than two network ports installed, you will need to down all ports except for the newly installed port.
  2. To check internal communication of eth1, at the command prompt, type # ping <IP address>, where <IP address> is the IP address of the new adapter, and then press the <Enter> key.
  3. Press the <Ctrl> + <C> keys at the same time to stop the test.
  4. To check external communication, at the command prompt, type # ping <IP address>, where <IP address> is the IP address of an external server, and then press the <Enter> key.
  5. Press the <Ctrl> + <C> keys at the same time to stop the test.

    If you receive continuous messages similar to:

    64 bytes from localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1): icmp=1 . . .

    then you have verified successful communication and the network adapter is configured properly.



 


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最終更新日: 08/14/2018 07:21 AM


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