Re: Can't ifconfig eth0 with 2.1.x

Darren Reed (
Sun, 3 Aug 1997 18:34:49 +1000 (EST)

In some mail I received from Dave Cinege, sie wrote
> Don't know what is up with this....I'm using a 3c900XL.
> Boot time message finds it and shows it as eth0, but if I try to ifconfig
> eth0 it says the device does not exist. Everything is fine with 2.0.30 and
> lower.

> Currently trying 2.1.42...also had the same problem with 2.1.35. My dist is
> Debian 1.3.1. Could I require a newer ifconfig?

Hmmmm, I had to get an updated .c file for my 3c900xl to work under Linux.
Also, how have you configured the cards ? It may be worth your while
manually selecting the medium type (UTP/BNC/AUI) rather than leaving it
on autoselect in the DOS config program.