About a year ago, I installed Red Hat 5.1 on my generic
IDE disk-based PC without problem. It did not have a
card at the time. A few days ago I added a NE2000
network card set to a free IRQ, 5, and a free IO address
range, 0x300--0x31f. The card works fine under Windows 95
(I hate mentioning that but it is critical information).
I followed exactly the directions on page 132 of the Red
Hat 5.1 manual on kerneld configuration, entering eth0, ne,
io=0x300, and irq=5 into the dialog boxes. My understanding
is that clicking on `kerneld restart' is supposed to enter
information into the file /etc/conf.modules, but it did not.
The file was unchanged and still zero length. I was logged
in as root during all this.
By reading and reading the modprobe man page, I stumbled
upon manually editing the following into /etc/conf.modules
alias eth0 ne
options eth0 io=0x300 irq=5
Now the card works fine.
Do you know why the kerneld configuration tool does
not seem to work?