Michael J Knox wrote:
Ok, so perhaps you should start with a more
"mainstream" distro and learn from there.
Right, I have started the downloads for both debian and fedora on
bittorrent... I guess we can continue this tomorrow :)
might give you some good pointers
I will have a read tonight.
Macronix and 3Com usually have very good support. IIRC
macronix is a
tulip or ne2000 clone, could be mistaken though. However, I would expect
these to work.
Yes, the research I have done on the net suggests I should have no
problem with them, so I am stumped. There may be some obscure setting in
the BIOS I am missing, but I really don't know what to look for.
I am not sure what you mean by "lights flash in
an unusual way", are
you assigning them an IP ?
Yes, I have done when the cards are detected. The lights don't behave as
one would expect, flickering on and off, but rather stay on, and seem to
"dim" momentarily and frequently.
I assume you are setting this up in a private network
whilst you learn?
Yes, and as I mentioned before, I got my Intel based machine going very
easily, so I am sure the gear I am using is good and my config is correct.